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Improving the sustainability in fashion: dyeing and recyclability

Organisation: Taukodesign Oy

Time: 11/6/2019 – 12/31/2022



The main focus of the TAUKO Baltic Sea Commitment is to strengthen the sustainability of textile production. The target is to enhance the environmental friendliness of dyeing of fabrics, develop the recyclability of textiles and increase consumer awareness of these matters.

The commitment relates to the biodiversity of the Baltic Sea marine environment, the sea’s importance to life and how Hazardous substances and litter impact the plants and species in the sea.
The commitment consists of three parts.

1. Textile finishes for r-used textiles: TAUKO commits to investigating the environmental impact of the textile finishes used in producing its collection through public reporting during year 2020. Necessary improvements and replacement procedures are implemented at the latest in year 2022.

2. Textile recyclability: TAUKO commits to implementing a recycling program for textile waste from its production and consumer textiles (used TAUKO clothes) by year 2021.

3. Communication: TAUKO commits to communicating to consumers about a more sustainable textile industry and its importance to marine biological biodiversity and the state of the Baltic Sea, and how the consumer can decrease the environmental burden of the textile industry with own choices.