Standard Fiber Launches Carbon Offset Initiative
Building upon the company’s sustainable platform to help reduce environmental impact, Standard Fiber, a global supplier to the home textile market, is investing in carbon offsets for all cargo containers of textiles it exports from Asia to customers in the U.S. and 20 other countries around the world in its debut of a new carbon reduction program starting this month.
According to Standard Fiber, its carbon offsets will fund accredited carbon reduction programs such as protecting rainforest ecosystems from deforestation in Brazil and renewable energy programs on tribal lands in the U.S.
Sandy Gray, CEO, Standard Fiber, stated. “Our new carbon reduction program will offset 100 percent of the carbon emissions of transporting thousands of cargo containers of textiles we export from Asia around the world.”
In addition to its carbon reduction efforts, Standard Fiber is embarking on an industry-leading textile circularity initiative where it will collaborate with hotel and healthcare operators to develop various second life channels to help divert these bulky textile items from landfill.
Standard Fiber’s new initiatives bolster the firm’s material responsibility platform that includes organic cotton with GOTS or OCS certification, recycled fibers with GRS or RCS certification, bio-based foams with USDA Biopreferred certification, RDS down, Oeko-tex certified products, and packaging made with recycled materials.