HBI Dominican Republic and others present sustainable textile project
According to an HBI press release, the Textile Recovery Project promotes social and economic development in vulnerable communities while protecting lands and resources through responsible management of textile waste.
HBI in the Dominican Republic has partnered with the Slow Fashion Foundation and a group of companies to launch the Textile Recovery Project and help transform the fashion and apparel industry. The project promotes social and economic development in vulnerable communities while protecting land and resources through responsible textile waste management.
“HBI is committed to sustainable manufacturing and protecting the environment. The Textile Recovery Project is a great opportunity for us to share that vision,” he said Mariela Moronta, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability, Dominican Republic.
The first project of the Textile Recovery Project included the brand “Hilos de Quisqueya” (Threads of Quisqueya). The collection of four garments is inspired by local endangered Dominican species including the Hawksbill Turtle, Manatee and Hispanic Sparrowhawk, as well as the national flower, the Bayahibe Rose.
One of the garments was made from leftover fabric from the Dios Rios plant and was designed in honor of the manatee. The ‘Manatí’ features a top with three-quarter sleeves and a flared skirt that mixes shades of purple, gray and blue, the publication added. ?
“These kinds of initiatives are crucial for promoting sustainable management. HBI has one of the most ambitious sustainability plans in the textile industry and works to positively impact the environment through our people, our planet and our products. The Textile Recovery Project supports our sustainability efforts, promotes the reuse of textile waste and develops the circular economy in the Dominican Republic,” added Moronta.
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