As we usher in 2023, many like to take charge of the resolutions they’ve created for the New Year. In this vein, we want to take this opportunity to reflect back on 2021, when our Sustainability Resolutions were officially created and launched.
Texia, the Barcelona-based textile company known for producing the signature, woven fabric that makes up the MY DRAP dna, has been committed to sustainability since its inception in 1917. For them, sustainability doesn’t just mean guaranteeing the company’s continued viability – it also means taking into account the planet’s biophysical limits, and the needs of current and future generations.
Therefore, it only made sense for the team at Texia to craft a sustainability timeline which closely aligns with their core values.
The Sustainability Plan for 2021-2025 includes continuous improvement targets and measures that comply with the United Nations’ 17 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). This plan demonstrates Texia’s commitment to continuously improving and implementing new ways to reduce their environmental impact. This Environmental Policy manifests TEXIA’s leadership in sustainability strategy, as well as their commitment to protecting the environment.
Their prime sustainability resolutions for the period from 2021 to 2030 include actions to mitigate emissions, minimize water and chemical consumption, and the exclusive use of raw materials from sustainable sources.
Let’s Examine Texia’s Resolution Timeline
Texia updates their environmental policy to reflect the 17 UN SDGs.
Texia adds another certification to their roster: ISO 14001. This certification recognizes the growing importance of the way companies manage their processes from an environmental standpoint, and sees leadership as key to the proper functioning of the Environmental Management System.
By 2025, Texia plans to have substituted 99% of the conventional cotton used as a raw material for BCI cotton. The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) program’s aim is to improve global cotton production for the people who produce it and the environment in which it grows to create a better future for the industry as a whole.
In addition, Texia aims to reduce the emissions associated with their factory production process by 30%.
Texia’s aim for the start of the next decade is to substitute 100% of the conventional cotton used as a raw material for BCI cotton, and 50% organic cotton by 2030!
Emissions associated with their production process will have been reduced up to 80% by 2030.
Along with sustainability, creativity and innovation is at the heart of everything Texia does. They are constantly innovating to design new products and redesign classics to meet eco-friendly criteria.
Raw materials (fabric or sewing thread) are saved during the process of conceptualization, design, and final product manufacturing.
In fact, the smaller the product, the more they save. Furthermore, Texia’s unique patented seamless technology removes the need for hemming, which in turn reduces the amount of fabric and thread used. One less step in the production chain also means less energy and resources expended in the long-run.
Some of our other sustainability-focused developments and innovations include:
Our Production Processes
It comes as no surprise that Texia’s production processes reflect their enduring commitment to sustainability.
As part of our ongoing improvement process, we monitor consumption and take steps to optimize water use. An example of this is changing the products we use in the preparation of fabrics in order to reduce water consumption.
We consume energy certified as 100% green by the CNMC. In addition, we analyze our energy consumption on an ongoing basis.
We’re constantly studying our products’ carbon footprint.
We’re working on implementing circular processes throughout our products’ life cycles, following principles of the circular economy.
For example, in the case of MY DRAP products for airlines, we’re establishing a system under which products are returned to us, refinished and returned to our clients.