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Recycled wool is made from wool waste, coming from pre- and post-consumer waste that would otherwise be going to land fi lls. Esprit s Beachwear Collection 2012 was manufactured using recycled nylon fi bers with a blend proportion of 70 % recycled nylon, subsequently enhanced to 82 % recycled nylon and 18 % spandex in the Beachwear Collection 2013. Some Esprit clothing items are manufactured using 100 % recycled polyester and cotton fabric wastes. Recycled collections show impressive results in the lifecycle assessment (LCA), with up to 75 % less use of water compared to the conventional products, facilitating the Global Recycle Standard certi fi cation. Esprit has also been a part of I:Collect (I:CO), a Swiss-based recycling startup that resells clothing in the second-hand or vintage markets, since 2011 to encourage the people to bring back and deposit their old clothes and shoes in exchange for discount coupons to purchase new products. Esprit offers various sponsorships and talent competitions and also conducts workshops, giving young professionals a chance to present themselves to a broad audience. Esprit supports sustainability awards as well as sustainable design competitions for young designers. The EcoChic Design Award supported by the Esprit is a sustainable fashion design competition organized with an aim to inspire young fashion designers to create mass-market clothing with minimal textile wastes. 2.5 Levi s The Dockers Wellthread process is a classic example of how Levi Strauss is working to make its products more socially and environmentally sustainable ( http:// ). This groundbreaking approach combines sustainable design and environmental practices, with an emphasis on supporting the well-being of the employees involved in the garment manufacturing. The Dockers design team aims for novel design concepts, as well as a reduction of water and energy use in manufacturing processes, including garment-dyeing with cold-water pigment dyes and salt-free reactive dyes. The Levi s Waste<Less collections feature aesthetic and durable denims made from recycled wastes speci fi cally, an average of eight recycled plastic bottles (12 20 oz.) per pair of jeans that are dyed using less water. In the year 2012 alone, the Levi s brand made 29 million Water<Less units, which translates to saving more than 360 million liters of water. Levi s has developed a unique, long-staple yarn for its premium Wellthread. These extremely long staple cotton fi bers are easily recycled and every garment has 100 % traceable components. 116 T. Vadicherla and D. Saravanan
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Levi s is also one of the six apparel companies working with the National Resources Defense Council on a pioneering initiative to reduce the environmental impact of textile mills in China. The company s other sustainable initiatives include The Future of Sustainable Fashion (trends that impact the fashion industry), A Care Tag for Our Planet (requesting that people act and drive change) and Lifecycle of a
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