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Creating an impact that matters

The garment industry is one of the biggest polluters on the planet. However, at Un-Available, we hope to change that by cultivating a new attitude through planet-forward initiatives. 

Our 2020 Sustainability Report provides a retrospect to what we accomplished last year. By highlighting our achievements, things we are working towards, and future goals, we provide an overview of what lies ahead. As our facility continues to shift to tackle our mission, we remain diligent in our cause. And with time being of the essence, there is no room for excuses. It is now about creating a new status quo.


WATER

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% consumption reduction by the end of 2023


ENERGY

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PLASTIC

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PEOPLE

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[ENERGY]

A Retrospect On Our Energy used from 2018 to 2023

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0.68 kW/garment

*Data from 2020.

0.72kWh/garment (*)

0.72 kW/garment

0.76 kW/garment

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2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

2023

We use the Higg Index to track our energy consumption 

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Our goal is a 25% reduction in energy consumption by 2023

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[WATER]

Our water consumption in 2020

Our water per garment usage remains consistent at 0,01 m3/garment (*)
from
May – December 2020

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10 L

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(*) 10 liters/ garment only refers to the water used at our facility and excludes washing and dyeing processes from our suppliers. Calculation using Higg FEM Baseline Methodology

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Factory's Wastewater

Raw Wastewater

/01 Our facility's raw wastewater goes through our pre-treatment plant before entering the central treatment plant.

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Supplier's owned pre-treatment plant

Sludge

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Safe disposal

/02 During the pre-treatment process, sludge, a solid by-product, will occur. A waste company collects the sludge for disposal.

Discharge Wastewater

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Central or Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP)

/03 The final wastewater treatment happens at the central or common effluent processing plant.

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Aquatic body

/04 Once the process is complete, the plant releases the water directly into the environment.

[Our goal] is a 25% reduction in water consumption by 2023

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[CHEMICALS]

Chemical Certification and Requirements

We refer to the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) and OEKO-TEX requirements. The ZDHC is a group consisting of brands and retailers working towards a zero discharge of hazardous chemicals

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WHAT WE ARE [PUSHING FOR] IN THE FUTURE

[OUR GOAL] is to comply 100% with the ZDHC Standard internally by the end of 2020 and within our supply chain by 2023.

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[MATERIALS]

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We developed our own scoring system to identify the environmental impact of each process required to produce a garment

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We sourced GOTS-certified fabrics and recycled fabrics to use for our clients' production

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We worked with our suppliers to source eco-friendly fabrics made from linen, hemp, bamboo, and coffee grounds.

WHAT WE ARE [PUSHING FOR] IN THE FUTURE

At Un-Available, our goal is to create a business model based on a circular economy, which aims to create value at every step of the production process. 

 

To achieve this, we will work with our suppliers to focus on the reusability of raw materials and products.

Circular Economy

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Resource Supply

Recycle

Reduce

Reuse

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Minimal leakage

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[PLASTIC]

Plastic bags usage and wastage by UA in 2018/2019/2020

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48.2 %

51.8 %

2018

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42.9 %

57.1 %

2019

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27.6 %

72.4 %

2020

Plastic bag usage

Plastic bag wastage

Plastic bag waste created during production for storing fabric, panels, and garments, cannot be re-used because they are broken or deteriorated. Plastic bags for internal use are for storing fabric, panels, and garments.

[Our goal] is to comply 100% with the ZDHC Standard internally by the end of 2020 and within our supply chain by 2023.

[SUPPLY CHAIN]

Breakdown of our suppliers based on certifications

*Data from 2020

Subcontractors

Fabric Suppliers

Trim Suppliers

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65%

35%

44%

56%

25%

75%

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Certified (ISO 9001)

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Non-certified (ISO 9001)

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Certified (OEKO-TEX)

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Non-certified OEKO-TEX)

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Certified (OEKO-TEX)

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Non-certified OEKO-TEX)

OEKO-TEX AND ISO 9001 STANDARDS FOR OUR SUPPLIERS

OEKO-TEX is a product label and certification that confirms the ecological safety of textile and leather goods throughout the different steps of a supply chain.

Certifications we are aiming to achieve to reach our goal of the highest international standard. 

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Download our [SUSTAINABILITY] report