Sustainable Fabrics

We focus on enhancing fabric performance through continuous development in advanced technologies. These innovative techniques and processes are also carefully implemented with respect for the environment. This approach runs through all aspects of our manufacturing – including fibre selection, weaving and dyeing, and finishing.

Sustainability is a key factor in this. So our R&D departments - and production engineers - constantly work towards the minimisation of waste and toxic substances. This includes an emphasis on sustainability. For example, the introduction of greener alternatives in raw materials and greater use of renewable energy sources.

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Carrington fabrics are OEKO-TEX certified. The OEKO-TEX standard regulates and controls the use of harmful substances in textile production. Approval under this standard ensures fabric poses no risk to human health and will provide ‘skin friendly’ clothing.

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The bluesign® system is the solution for a sustainable textile production. It eliminates harmful substances right from the beginning of the manufacturing process and sets and controls standards for an environmentally friendly and safe production. This not only ensures that the final textile product meets very stringent consumer safety requirements worldwide but also provides confidence to the consumer to acquire a sustainable product.

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ISO 9001 Quality Management

Specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide a product that meets customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. It also aims to enhance customer satisfaction.

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ISO 14001 Environmental Management (EMS)

Our main production facility in the UK, Pincroft dyeing & printing is certified to ISO 14001. This sets out the criteria for an Environmental Management System (EMS). It maps out a framework that a company or organization can follow to set up an effective EMS while ensuring products and processes that are environmentally safe.
It provides assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved.

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ISO 50001 Energy Management

Pincroft, our main production facility in the UK has further demonstrated commitment to the environment with ISO 50001 certification. The standard offers organizations the opportunity to become more resilient against energy costs and availability, by managing and reducing energy use and costs.

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Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restriction of CHemicals (REACH)

Carrington is also REACH compliant. REACH is a regulation of the European Union, adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, while enhancing the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry. It also promotes alternative methods for the hazard assessment of substances in order to reduce the number of tests on animals.

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ETSA's mission is to promote the textile services industry and the interests of member companies, in cooperation with national textile services associations from across Europe.
Companies within this group are committed to providing services for a healthy and safe workplace, while maintaining the greatest possible concern for the environment.

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POPFREE is a three year project with the overall goal to create a transition in sectors using PFAS to feasible non-fluorinated alternatives. While some PFAS are already under regulation, others are targeted by a clear political agenda towards reducing their use in the market place.

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a business approach that contributes to sustainable development by delivering economic, social and environmental benefits for all stakeholders. CSR is a concept with many definitions and practices.

Sustainability Guide

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