Anvil Knitwear Grows In Organic Apparel Market

Source: Anvil Knitwear

The Aid by Trade Foundation further expands the Demand Alliance for its Cotton made in Africa initiative to the USA:  

Anvil is the first North American apparel manufacturer to join. The additional demand from this textile company for sustainably produced cotton will significantly help grow the program.

The Cotton made in Africa Demand Alliance continues to grow. With Anvil the network gains a further textile manufacturer that places a very high priority on corporate responsibility.
Anthony Corsano, Chief Executive Officer of Anvil Knitwear explains the deepening of the company’s sustainability strategy: “Cotton made in Africa is another source of sustainable fiber for Anvil. It is rain fed, utilizes principles of soil conservation, reduces pesticides, and incorporates important ILO labor principles. We also hope our purchases help African smallholder farmers improve their own living standards.” Headquartered in New York, Anvil Knitwear produces sportswear and accessories under the Anvil® brand and for major private label brands. Anvil has earned its reputation in the textile sector as a transparent sustainability pioneer, marketing its sustainable projects through its AnvilOrganic® and AnvilSustainable® collections.
Anvil Knitwear, also recently announced that it joined with the Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP) coalition. Anvil becomes the 20th member of BICEP, a group of major American companies committed to working with businesses and policymakers to enact meaningful energy and climate policies.

“For a 100-year-old company like Anvil, sustainable growth is a concept that carries special meaning,” said President and CEO Anthony Corsano. “How does an organization sustain itself through a century of good and challenging economic times, of great political change and unprecedented technological advances, of soaring global population growth and diminishing natural resources? Anvil looks forward to working with BICEP to advance more responsible, low-carbon, energy efficient business practices and policies so that we can be here, and thriving, another century from now.”

For Anvil, joining BICEP is an important next step toward ensuring sustainable global growth.  BICEP’s core principles call for reducing greenhouse gases, promoting energy efficiency, and supporting creation of a globally competitive clean energy economy. 

Anvil’s practices have long been aligned with these principles; the company has taken steps to measure, reduce and report on its own environmental footprint. Its AnvilOrganic® and AnvilSustainable™ brands are among the company’s 17 affordable eco styles made from a variety of fibers such as certified organic cotton, transitional cotton, recycled cotton, and recycled PET bottles and blends.

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