Furthering its commitment to sustainability and minimizing environmental impact, Standard Fiber is launching a new carbon reduction program. Starting in March, the textile supplier will invest in carbon offsets for all cargo containers of textiles it exports from Asia to customers in the U.S. and 20 other countries around the world.
According to Standard Fiber, its carbon offsets will fund accredited carbon reduction programs such as protecting rainforest ecosystems from deforestation in Brazil and renewable energy programs on tribal lands in the US.
“As a major textile supplier to the home and hospitality market, we must take responsibility for and do everything we can to minimize our environmental footprint,” said Sandy Gray, chief executive officer of Standard Fiber. “Our new carbon reduction program will offset 100% of the carbon emissions of transporting thousands of cargo containers of textiles we export from Asia around the world.”
Standard Fiber’s new initiative builds upon the company’s robust material responsibility platform that includes organic cotton with GOTS or OCS certification, recycled fibers with GRS or RCS certification, bio-based foams with USDA Biopreferred certification, RDS down, Oeko-tex certified products and packaging made with recycled materials. The company has also implemented more space-saving and cost-efficient means of shipping products around the globe.
In addition to its carbon reduction efforts, Standard Fiber is embarking on a textile circularity initiative where it will collaborate with hotel and healthcare operators to develop various second life channels to help divert these bulky textile items from landfills. Further information on these efforts will be announced this summer.