This Saturday 16th September marks the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. This year’s theme is “Montreal Protocol: Fixing the Ozone Layer and Reducing Climate Change.” The aim is to cut all ozone-depleting substances, for example, industrial gases like chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).
RT Knits, as a signatory of the Fashion Charter for Climate Change and the first textile manufacturer in the African region to commit to the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), is redoubling its efforts to reduce the environmental impacts of its products. The company uses refrigerants with zero ozone-depleting substances.
Sustainability being part and parcel of RT Knits, a new capsule collection is being launched. The Loop Collection is designed using yarns manufactured from pre-consumer textile waste. It has the benefit of reducing further the carbon footprint, minimising water usage, eliminating the fabric dyeing process, and implementing a closed-loop production process.
In fact, the textile manufacturer developed a decisional tool to denote the environmental impact of the fabric preparation and garment marking processes.
These efforts exemplify RT Knits’ commitment to offer eco-conscious fashion options to end consumers.