GAP-ARVIND PARTNERSHIP AIMS AT REDUCING WATER USAGE IN TEXTILE INDUSTRY
Water pollution has been a major problem in the apparel industry and major giants have been implementing various measures and technologies to overcome it.The American clothing retailer GAP Inc. has partnered with sourcing and franchise partner in India, Arvind Ltd. to open an Innovation Centre with technologies and methods to curb the rising problem of water waster in the textile industry.
THE INNOVATION CENTRE
The 18000 square foot plant will be opened in Ahmedabad, India next year that will analyse and research on the ways to reduce the water waste.The investment is being made in a water treatment facility also that will reduce the use of fresh water at the Arvind’s mills in India by reusing the water from the plant.The facility will save three billion liters of fresh water by the end of next year and preserve the local community’s vital freshwater resources, as per GAP and ARVIND’s estimates.This space will also include best techniques, a library, classroom trainings , conference space and lab space to develop water management ways. Gap believes that after the completion of this innovation center, various other laundries and mills will scale the technology to preserve the water from being getting polluted.