Fashion Updates | Sustainability

Archroma launches ONE WAY+ as part of Planet Conscious+

Published: April 5, 2024
Author: Fashion Value Chain
Planet conscious approach to environmental and economic sustainability for mills and brands

Pratteln, Switzerland, 4 April 2024 – Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, today launched the ONE WAY+ to help mills and brands adopt best practices for improved productivity and efficiency and reduced environmental impact.

The program consists of three stages: creating the baseline, designing and implementing the process, and continuous improvement. Customized for specific clients, it makes use of specialized tools and technology, such as Archroma’s One-Way Impact Calculator in conjunction with the Sustainability Improvement Program, and the knowledge of a carefully chosen group of Archroma processing specialists.

“With the growing demand for sustainable products, operational difficulties with water and waste management, and strict compliance requirements, brands and mills are under unprecedented strain today. By enrolling in our One Way+ program, customers will greatly improve the quality, performance, and added value of their products while receiving professional assistance in meeting their sustainability goals and adhering to all applicable laws and requirements.

“This approach reflects our ‘Planet Conscious+’ vision of partnership and innovation that helps brands and mills bring their ideas, products and potential to life with a positive impact on their economic and environmental sustainability.”

Mills using the ONE WAY+ approach to implement Super Systems+ should anticipate increased productivity, lower resource consumption and utility costs, cleaner chemistry, and the co-development of new features and aesthetics. Engaging in the ONE WAY+ process also communicates to brand partners the mills’ dedication to sustainability through the adoption of international best practices and the use of products that meet both present and future regulatory standards.

Brands that work with Archroma under ONE WAY+ will be supported with a roadmap to their sustainability targets. They will gain a better understanding of the sustainability status of their current suppliers and how this impacts their supply chain.

Results achieved so far include the following:
  • A textile mill in China, serving a top international sports and athleisure brand, cut its processing time by 30% while reducing water and steam requirements by 40% and achieving a 10% RFT improvement.
  • A textile mill in Peru, serving a leading American luxury fashion house, reduced water and steam usage by 20% while slashing processing time by 30%.
  • A textile mill in Argentina, serving casual wear and performance apparel brands, reduced water consumption by 40% and steam usage by 20%
  • A textile mill in India, serving some of the world’s largest homewares brands, improved productivity by 15% while achieving 95% right first time (RFT) processing and 0.5% quality rejection.

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