OUR GREEN PROGRAM
Augsburg's vision for the future
WHAT WE DO
Currently at Augsburg
We recommend the use of our waste stock yarns.
We can source recycled, organic and the most eco-friendly yarns.
Within the next 5 years, we will be using 40% of eco-friendly and biodegradable yarns.
We use a machine to recycle yarns by putting them back to cones.
We re-use all office materials until they can not be used anymore.
We supervise every step of the production tightly so as to avoid technical and human errors, saving time and yarns.
We mostly produce fully fashion garments, which generate less waste than cutting knitted panels.
NO FAST FASHION
We only work with premium to luxury brands.
We do not contribute to fast-fashion’s massive volumes of generated waste.
Certified by WCA by Intertek, accredited by the National ministry of the Environment and Climate change.
We are controlled on the handling of our waste, quality of air, level of noise, level of pollutant substances, soil protection and use of packaging.
We collaborate with specialized organisations.
And exporting smarter
We source our raw materials from Italy, which is a short distance from Romania.
We aim to increase our use of GOTS certified yarns, labels and accessories.
We use ECO PURE certified polybags, depending on the client’s wishes.
We group all shipments together and ship at once as much as needed.
We eliminate dangerous substances from our production cycle.
We mostly use natural fibres yarns.
We use natural washing bio-enzymes detergents and products in the washing department.
We use IAFIL washing balls to propose a 100% chemical-free washing.
We follow the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) protocol.
And commitments to become an eco-friendly factory, which is vital for the planet’s well-being.
CHANGING OUR ENERGY
By the end of 2021, we will be installing photovoltaic panels.
We make sure to efficiently use natural light.
We are changing 80% of lights to LED and CFL.
GENERATE CLEAN ENERGY
We are developping a new software that will allow all processes to go smoother.
We use efficient / new machinery. Inefficient machines pollute up to 70% more.
USING WHAT WE HAVE
Cogeneration (combined Heat and Power).
System using boilers heat to be reused as ironing steam.
USE OUR WASTE
Our waste can be incinerated to be used as heat energy.
We propose our clients our overstock yarns at a more competitive price.
USE OUR WATER
We tightly control our water usage in all departments, from washing to steaming.
We plan to make our waste water available for toilet flushing and external irrigation.
RECYCLE, REUSE, REDUCE
We aim to use 75% recycled or organic materials which require little processing.
We aim to recycle all materials produced and only use products that serve multiple purposes which last for years.
We aim to use only certified recycled packaging for all brands when shipping samples & production.
Reduction of CO2 emissions through the deployment of low carbon process technologies
Reduction of water consumption through the use of 3R technologies (Reduce, reuse, recycle).
Implementation of environmental management to conserve biodiversity, management of chemicals and cooperation with local communities.
To plant trees each year, reducing Carbon Footprint.
Use of low-energy evaporative cooling systems replacing air conditionings and dissipated heat from machine tools.
Making on-demand production and mass customization will result in a reduction of the waste stock produced.
We are currently training to be able to make 3D samples for our customers, with a special computerised program reducing the sampling time, the amount of parcels shipped and the yarn usage.
We are in the process of receiving RWS and GOTS certifications.