With this operational centre, both companies place women and India at the core of zero discharge production
- AIE laundry 5.Zero is the first eco-efficient operational centre fully women driven and managed.
- This innovative project contributes to a double challenge, transform the country’s textile industry, and support women in access to a job in equal conditions
- This plant guarantees zero discharge and 85% water savings, helping to achieve Mission Zero goal: dehydrate and detoxify the denim industry by 2025.
Jeanologia, world leader in sustainable and efficient technology development, and Anish India Exports (AIE), an innovative apparel manufacturing company, launch the world’s first sustainable and zero waste garment finishing plant 100% women driven and managed.
Jeanologia and AIE have been working together for 21 years to transform the industry into one of the most advanced and clean industries on the planet. AIE’s goal is to enable and empower women across the company. As a result, the first step towards that goal was to make AIE´s sustainable laundry 5.Zero plant. This innovative project contributes to a double challenge, transforming the country’s apparel industry, and providing equal work opportunities to women.
India contributes to a large proportion of the world’s textile and apparel industry and women account for 60% of its workforce. They are often underrepresented in jobs and leadership positions in their workplaces and communities and are not given due recognition.
This year’s World Women’s Day theme is, “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a Covid-19 world”. Women are making a tremendous effort in shaping a more equal future and recovery of the industry, and they must have a more active and effective role. “These kind of projects that are driven and managed by them, help to achieve it.”
For AIE, creating an equitable and gender equal work environment and increasing the women workforce ratio to 50% across the business is a priority. As Ishita Tandon, the woman responsible for leading AIE’s Laundry, highlighted, “Our goal is that diversity in leadership is not only healthy for the business, but also that women can show their full creative potential and empower them throughout the company”. The first step towards this goal has been to set up a finishing plant, together with Jeanologia.
For Jeanologia, people and the planet come first, the company is not only committed to the environment, but also to society, collaborating on various social projects which it believes can make a real change. As Carmen Silla, Marketing Director at Jeanologia points out, “We believe in business as a force for good. Our technologies create an ethical, sustainable, and eco-efficient blue jeans industry and we found in AIE the perfect match on this transformation journey”.
AIE Laundry 5.Zero100 % Women driven powered by Jeanologia.
AIE Laundry 5.Zero is the first garment finishing plant that combines Jeanologia’ stechnology guaranteeing zero discharge and obtaining 85% saving in water. This operational centre produces sustainably on an industrial scale by efficiently combining the technologies Laser, G2 ozone, e-Flow, Colorbox and the first water recycling system H2Zero; eliminating all the processes that are harmful for workers and the environment.
With Laundry 5.Zero AIE contributes to drive and lead the change in India, empowering women and establishing a new operational model that brings the industry into the digital era, achieving low impact developments, 98% recycled water and zero waste production, contributing to achieve MissionZero goal: dehydrate and detoxify the denim industry by 2025.
“In our smart factories, our aim is to consistently manufacture and supply apparel that meets the contractual requirements of quality and safety, delivered on time. All manufacturing is in-house and follows stringent quality controls at every stage,” Ishita Tandon has added.
Ishita Tandon the Chief Sustainability Officer at AIE laundry, is known to be a leader with a soul who is passionate about sustainability practices and is working tirelessly towards AIE’s inclusive development. Ishita’s fervour for garment washes and laundry has made her the brand ambassador for women leadership in India and her laundry goal of (EIM – Environment impact measurement) is to always remain in the low impact zone of 0-33.