The textiles industry uses a great deal of water. Along with around thirty other Swedish textile and leather companies, we are part of the Sweden Textile Water Initiative, STWI, which started in 2010. During the first two years of the project we worked on producing guidelines for sustainable water management – and we had the opportunity to learn more about the factors that influence water use in the textile and leather industries. The guidelines for more sustainable water use in production are finished and, in the second phase of the project, we will focus on how to implement them in the production chain.
More information is available here: http://www.swedishwaterhouse.se/en/STWI/