Water Footprint Network’s Ruth Mathews participated at this year’s Global Leadership Award in Sustainable Apparel (GLASA) event in Stockholm and contributed to the updated version of The State of the Apparel Sector 2015 Special Report on Water.
The GLASA Symposium and Awards aim to inspire bold and courageous leadership in the apparel sector and to mobilize key stakeholders around promising ideas or practices that can significantly increase the sustainability performance of the apparel industry.
Watch this short film of the event
This year’s award went to Pratibha Syntex which is driven by educating its network of 30 000 Indian cotton farmers and making collaboration a key to decrease use of water in every step. It leads the way in the development of organic farming techniques, supports capacity building and economic development for thousands of farmers, applies the best available water efficient dyeing techniques to fabric manufacturing, and pioneers the development of water-efficient fabrics and business models that are not cotton dependent.
Find out more about the GLASA Awards here.