ISKO attends sustainability conference as ‘decade of change’ theme emerges

Posted November 17, 2020

 

The Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference, which took place November 2-6, was a formative event aimed at highlighting best practice and sustainability-related emerging trends and opportunities in the fashion industry.

 

The first edition of the Textile Exchange conference to occur online, the event brought together more than 1,200 fashion industry professionals from all over the world, offering an agenda packed with sessions and network opportunities to discuss science-based targets, climate change, transparency and co-collaboration.

 

While taking the pulse of the evolving impact of international circumstances, ISKO participated in the event as a trusted partner and member of Textile Exchange since March 2019. The company took the chance to exhibit its R-TWO™ technology, through which it has achieved Textile Exchange certifications across its 25,000 products: These are at either the Content Claim Standard, Global Recycled Standard, Organic Content Standard or Recycled Claim Standard levels, ensuring trust and certainty in chain of custody and material sourcing.

 

This program reduces raw material impact and highlights its ambitious Lifecycle Assessments (LCAs) project to develop verified Environmental Product Declarations (EPD®s) assessing

the impact of all the products in its portfolio. The company also presented its first Sustainability Impact Report, which sets bold targets and provides a detailed overview of the company’s work within the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and ILO standard frameworks.

 

These were also a central theme of the conference, focusing on science-based target initiatives and the crucial role of embedding these into business strategy. As outlined in the plenary session led by La Rhea Pepper, CEO and co-founder of Textile Exchange, we are at the pivotal “Decade to Change.”

 

“Ambitious targets, positive collaboration and a forward-thinking vision will be the levers that set the pace of the fashion industry of tomorrow,” said Ebru Ozkucuk Guler, ISKO senior CSR & sustainability executive. “It has never been more apparent that the time is now to create the change we would like to see in the coming years. The work we do in our operations is always aimed at enabling best practice and driving forward thinking. We are proud to be a trusted partner and member of the Textile Exchange and support their agenda towards a more sustainable and responsible fashion industry.”

 

Since its launch in 2019, ISKO has elevated and incorporated its R-TWO™ technology in all its 25,000 products, achieving a fully green production. By using a mix of reused and recycled material, the program performs at scale with increased sustainability credentials and is built to design waste out of the system while embedding circularity into early stages of the production processes.

 

R-TWO™ – the innovative recycle and reuse program

 

Since its launch in 2019, ISKO has elevated and incorporated its R-TWO™ technology in all its 25,000 products, achieving a fully green production. By using a mix of reused and recycled material, the program performs at scale with increased sustainability credentials and is built to design waste out of the system while embedding circularity into early stages of the production processes.

 

ISKO Sustainability Impact Report

 

Developed in line with demands for transparency and with a particular focus on products’ impact and their lifecycle assessments, ISKO’s first Sustainability Impact Report provides in-depth information in relation to different targets across the supply chain and serves as a tool for brands and designers, supporting every aspect of their collections’ responsible development.

The Sustainability Impact Report is available here for view and consultation.

 

ISKO Vital™+ – taking care of people, planet

 

The conference was also the perfect occasion to offer some additional information about the ISKO Vital™+ project, which supports the development of healthy habits through advanced wearable health and wellness products. It consists of two organic cotton face cover lines, engineered with comfort and sustainability in mind and designed with a unique four4fold structure to improve their fit and adaptability.

 

They are fluid repellent and highly effective at filtering bacteria – all achieved through a single layer of organic cotton, which makes the face cover very easy to breathe through and comfortable to wear. They are also gentle on the skin, dermatologically tested and OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified. Washable and reusable up to 15 times in the Premium line and to 30 time in the Supreme one, ISKO Vital™+ face covers help reduce the amount of waste generated by single-use disposable masks.

 

ISKO Vital™+ is neither a medical device, nor Personal Protective Equipment. It is not intended for use in healthcare settings.

 

ISKO is part of SANKO TEKSTIL, the textile division of the SANKO Group. As the premium denim ingredient brand behind people’s most favorite jeans, it has a strong global presence in 35 countries with 60 international locations.

Source: ISKO

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