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Teejay leading fabric manufacturer in South Asia, has taken the lead in green fabric production for some of its major customers. The company, which was named among the top 201 companies in Asia of $ 200 million, announced its new identity last month and sustainable development initiative is one of the long-term goals under the new management of Teejay .

This green initiative is a first step Teejay, which wants to push the agenda of sustainable development into all aspects of your business. The Company has partnered with the Carbon Advisory Company (CCC) to calculate the carbon footprint of the product of a selected range of its fabrics. CCC, which calculated the emissions of a selected Teejay range fabric was completely offset the carbon emissions associated with its production by its partner, Natural Capital Partners (NCP), in the UK, for six consecutive years.

Currently, Teejay has assembled one of the island's leading apparel groups and its UK client Marks & Spencer (M & S) to quantify, measure and offset the carbon emissions associated with a garment produced with Teejay A CarbonNeutral Collection spring / 2017 fabric using both local experience and international standards, Teejay & M & S are working together to refine the calculations and aim to complete the work in time for upstream lines and future products for the Season spring / summer 2017.

Rodney Arland, Head of Marketing Operations Teejay says, "Sustainable development is an essential pillar on which we build our strategy, and this revolutionary new product is another demonstration of our leadership in this area, we are proud to work with these global partners. To make the world a greener place ".

Having already developed a sketch of the carbon footprint for one of his clothes - including the process of fabric and raw materials, production and transportation, namely at the end of Teejay ' (Called Cradle at the Door Assessment) is now working with CCC and M & S to expand this initiative to encompass the retail phase, garment consumption and disposal; In addition, it is known as a complete "Life Cycle Assessment."

It TeeJay already insured by CCC, a considerable stock of NCP carbon credits, and this stock, and then withdraw credit against cycles of production garment.

CEO of CCC, Sanith de Silva Wijeyeratne said that the steps taken by Teejay to create a CarbonNeutral ® product is credible. "This is the first time a product of this type is being developed in this region and all credit goes to the Teejay team in conceptualizing and level of coordination they have achieved."

Rodney Arland CLC leased for their support and experience which allowed them to create the product earlier than expected. CCC has a team of qualified professionals with global experience has received several distinctions for its outstanding work in the field. His work is guided by external technical advisor Dr. Sampath Wahala, from Sabaragamuwa University, a prestigious professional environment and sustainable development

The COO Marketing Teejay said the next phase of the project is to work more closely with M & S, to better understand and follow the phases of retailing, distribution and consumption and disposal of garment (c. -to-models to wash and domestic) recycling. Over the next few months, partners in close contact with M & S to ensure that balance sheet calculations are made in a manner that is in line with brand sustainability standards. He added that they have already made plans to work with a major US retailer in the New Year.

It TeeJay is currently in talks with a number of major international brands who have expressed interest in the product in order to achieve its long-term goal of promoting the green initiative through its supply chain. CCC will work with them through Teejay to calculate the production emissions of the garment, based on the end-use status, ie the end-user of the product.








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