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AMSTERDAM – UK online fashion giant, Asos, has joined the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme as a signatory brand. The ZDHC is an industry collaboration of brands, value chain partners and associates aimed at driving the textile and apparel industries towards more sustainable chemistry.

Other new members include Bangladeshi denim business, Denim Expert Ltd, Chinese viscose business, Sateri, Indian chemicals business, Meghmani Dyes and Intermediates LLP, Indian apparel business Eastman Exports Global Clothing Pvt and Indian solutions provider, Sustainable Textile Solutions (STS).

Mostafiz Uddin (pictured), founder and CEO of Denim Expert, said: “Denim Expert Limited is pleased to announce it is joining the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme and in doing so, supports the Programme’s vision of widespread implementation of sustainable chemistry, driving innovations and best practices in textile, apparel and footwear industries to protect consumers, workers and the environment.

“Denim Expert Limited is one the few organisations from Bangladesh to join hands with ZDHC as a contributor and together strive for safer and better usage of chemistry in textiles.”

Joining the ZDHC, the companies will adopt the ZDHC tools, such as the ZDHC Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (ZDHC MRSL) and the ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines, and implement them into their value chains.

“We’re happy about the seven new organisations joining our efforts,” said Frank Michel, ZDHC executive director. “With ASOS we join forces with one of the biggest British online retailers and we’re looking forward to their expert input. With Sustainable Textile Solutions (STS), we onboard one of our Accredited Training Providers.”

With the additional organisations, the total number of ZDHC Contributors is 116.

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