Arvind Spinning Mills has envisioned a lofty 3-year plan, dubbed (Replay)TM, for establishing an end-to-end process for sustainable and ethical manufacturing. In doing so, ASM will be at the forefront of an industry that is chided upon, by setting up plants to ensure zero waste policies, efficient utilization of power and water resources, reliance on renewable energy, non-reliance on harmful substances like dyes/fertilizersn and effecting measures to counter environmental pollution.
Recyclability policies will see the adoption of an up-cycled textile system that enables ASM to recycle cotton or garment waste and discarded PET bottles. The recycled materials are converted to a form of fiber, which can be utilized to produce up-cycled or ginned cotton and polyester. This would, in turn, serve as the raw material for the production of yarn, and thus, fabric. The up-cycled textile system contributes to, and inevitably, closes the loop of textile production, resulting in zero-waste, recycled garments.
Using textile waste as a raw material resource, the up-cycled system prevents the waste from hitting landfills or being burnt, in order to be less dependent on virgin materials, save water and energy, and leave behind a far-reduced carbon and toxic footprint.