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12 Aug 11
Sustainable Apparel Coalition - Huntsman Textile Effects to Become the Latest Member!


Singapore, August 12, 2011 - Huntsman Textile Effects is proud to become the latest member of the Founding Circle of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition.

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition has defined a vision of an apparel industry which produces no unnecessary environmental harm as well have a positive impact on the people and communities associated with its activities.

Huntsman Textile Effects is proud to be associated with this vision and sees the Coalition as the major initiative in driving sustainability throughout the whole textile value chain. Including many of the world’s leading Brands & Retailers, the Coalition has the ability to influence consumers and provide them with meaningful environmental choices.

Huntsman Textile Effects has a long association with sustainability initiatives being a founder member of bluesign® and more recently an active supporter of the influential RITE Group. Huntsman has sponsored many conferences in recent times including a highly successful event in China organized by the China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC) around supply chain sustainability. We will also sponsor the forthcoming events; Textile Exchange, Barcelona (September 19-20), RITE Conference, London (October 12) and Planet Textiles, Shanghai (October 19) all focused on sustainability.

Huntsman Textile Effects’ biggest contribution however comes from our extensive innovation. Our recently launched products allow mills the chance to half the water and energy consumed in dyeing cotton, the world’s most popular (but thirsty) fibre. In addition Huntsman actively promotes partnership with mills to truly drive water and energy reductions in all operations by providing a specific proprietary action pl an for mills engaged in their “Productivity Improvement Plan” (PIP) initiative.

Media Contact:
Loraine Stantzos, tel: +41612990661