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.
“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.