Sustainable Textile Solutions

This is a website for Sustainable Textile Solutions (STS). The STS programs comprise three main components: consultancy, auditing, and capacity building. These are designed as bespoke programs to meet the individual requirements of each client.

SOURCE: Sustainable Textile Solutions, a Member of BluWin Ltd.

Alliance for Water Stewardship

This is a website for the Alliance for Water Stewardship, a global membership collaboration comprising businesses, NGOs, and the public sector. Their members contribute to the sustainability of local water resources through their adoption and promotion of a universal framework for the sustainable use of water – the International Water Stewardship Standard, or AWS Standard – that drives, recognizes, and rewards good water stewardship performance.

SOURCE: Alliance for Water Stewardship

Academy by ZDHC

This is a training platform for sustainable chemical management & ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals) tools for the textile, apparel, footwear, leather industry. ZDHC is a group of apparel and footwear brands and retailers working together to lead the industry towards zero discharge of hazardous chemicals.

SOURCE: ZDHC

Textile, Apparel, and Footwear Certification

This is a website for the company Intertek that provides innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection, and Certification services to customers worldwide.

SOURCE: Intertek

stEp Factsheet

This is a document that explains the STeP Program. STeP stands for Sustainable Textile Production and is a certification system for environmentally friendly and socially responsible production facilities along the textile chain.

SOURCE: OEKO-TEX

Managing Wastewater and Hazardous Chemicals

Source: Parternership for Cleaner Textile (PaCT)

PaCT supports all elements of the supply chain in an effort to reduce wastewater generation, eliminate the use of hazardous chemicals, and adopt improved Chemical Management practices in the Bangladesh textile sector.

A Selection of Training Programs for Water and Wastewater Operators

This is a compilation of fact sheets from 2012 describing training programs, internships and mentoring programs that help new operators enter the water and wastewater industries, as well as enhance the skills and knowledge of experienced operators.

SOURCE: EPA