According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, clothing sales roughly doubled from 2000-2015, while utilization (number of times a garment is worn before it's no longer used) declined almost 20%. The trend mirrors global growth in the middle class and disposable income. Consumption of non-renewable resources used in producing textiles is expected to triple from 2015-2050, while the textile industry's share of the world's carbon budget is expected to increase from 2% to 26% over that span. Leading brands in the textile, footwear, and apparel industries are taking steps to use more sustainable materials and improve supply chain transparency — holding suppliers accountable for meeting higher standards in reducing the use of water and hazardous chemicals in production. We're here to support them in this commitment to change.
Green Arrow Labs is a software and data analytics firm that helps major brands and their supply chain partners make smarter decisions about factory and product sustainability, safety, and performance. Our top ten clients are global retailers with revenues of US$1 billion or more, many of which are members of AFIRM, AAFA, SAC and ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals). ZDHC is an industry group committed to widespread implementation of sustainable chemistry and best practices in the textile and footwear industries to protect consumers, workers and the environment. These brands and nearly 2,000 suppliers involved in textile production, garment dyeing, clothing laundering, leather finishing, and many other processes along the clothing manufacturer supply chain use our suite of cloud native Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for managing restricted substance list (RSL), water conservation, certificates of conformity, and physical/performance data.