SAN FRANCISCO – US casual brand Gap and its Indian supplier, Arvind, are to open a new a new innovation centre to promote the adoption of technology that reduce water use by the textile industry. When it opens in 2020, the new centre will be an innovation hub for apparel companies, manufacturing suppliers and vendors, sustainability experts, academics, and other environmental stakeholders to advance and scale water stewardship across the apparel sector. The 18,000-square foot space will feature, among other things, installations that showcase water management best practices and recycling technologies, lab space to develop water management solutions and classroom training and conference space. The businesses say that once completed, the centre will “generate scalable solutions that can be replicated at other mills and laundries.”
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