News: Greener Hospital Textiles
The Guide for Greener Procurement of Hospital Textiles has now been completed and is available in English, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian.
Wednesday, 14th June 2017
The Guide for Greener Procurement of Hospital Textiles is aimed at procurers in the Nordic healthcare sector who are responsible for purchasing textile products and services, but it is to be hoped that it could be used more widely in future procurement processes. The Guide assists procurers in developing processes for establishing suitable and practicable environmental criteria in tender documents.
Procurers can learn which aspects in the production and care of textiles have most environmental significance and how these can be addressed through criteria. They can learn more about about the role of ecolabels in procurement and can find links to ready-to-use criteria, and other useful information from national procurement agencies. (Note: Find out more about the EU Ecolabel from UK Ecolabel Delivery.)
The Guide has been developed in cooperation with a Nordic Network of Procurers in the Health Sector as part of an initiative under the Nordic Action Plan for Sustainable Fashion and Textiles Well-dressed in a Clean Environment. It is funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers.
The external link to the English version is given below.
WRAP report on environmental impact of UK clothing industry
WRAP's recent report "Valuing Our Clothes: the cost of UK fashion" highlights recent achievements in the clothing sector, looks at business opportunities, and gives an insight into consumer behaviour when it comes to buying and wearing clothing.
End-of-use phase scores badly in fashion value chain
The recently published 'Pulse of the Fashion Industry' report says that fashion brands score their worst - less than 1 out of 10 - at their end-of-use phase.