TESTEX interviews LOFTEX on STeP by OEKO-TEX® and its sustainable production journey
Loftex , a leading towel manufacturer in China, gives an insight into its STeP by OEKO-TEX® certifica-tion, becoming a best practice customer, and its next steps on the sustainable production journey.
What is your philosophy and strategy for sustainable production?
To establish a best-practice textile company that demonstrates great social responsibilities in all aspects of man-ufacturing.
What are your reasons for becoming STeP certified?
STeP by OEKO-TEX® is one of the first accreditation systems with global awareness and credibility in the end to end sustainability area. Besides asking for sustainability, our consumers now demand authentication. OEKO-TEX® certification is the gold standard which delivers a clear message to consumers.
Our top management reviewed the marketplace for independent, verifiable, recognizable and effective certifying bodies, and found only OEKO-TEX® to be suitable for both retail and consumer acceptance. STeP certification has the most comprehensive and dynamic analysis of a business's extent of sustainable management. With 6 mod-ules covering all aspects from environmental performance to social responsibility and quality management, its evaluation and scoring system is one of the most competent and independent in this area. It is also highly credible and well accepted in both B2B and B2C markets.
What innovative technologies are installed in your facilities to enhance efficiency, save resources, reduce consumption, encourage circularity, and reduce costs?
- Innovative technology to eliminate the use of PVA in the spinning process resulting in less water, electricity and steam consumption and less pollution to the environment
- Recycled PET programme as better substitutes for traditional PET – estimated 500 tons of recycled PET used in 2018, equal to 26,303,854 plastic bottles
- Upgraded air conditioning impellers to reduce resistance and installed frequency converters to reduce power consumption (2,949,120 KWh and 3,071 tons of CO² emissions each year)
- Recycling of condensed water from dyeing and drying processes (reduction of 7,731 tons of steam and 100,000 m³ of water consumption and 2,722 tons of CO² emissions each year)
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