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SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published an article looking at the issues surrounding resource use and the need for greater sustainability and more durable clothing.

It is predicted that by 2050 we will be consuming resources as if we had three planets. This is unsustainable and governments are starting to respond. The European Union aims to be the first carbon neutral continent by 2050, which will require a circular economy. Greater durability in clothing and textiles will contribute greatly to achieving this goal.

SGS’s Consumer Compact article looks at durability on the clothing industry – how it can design and manufacture more durable clothing and the benefits for both the environment and the manufacturer.

Read the original Consumer Compact article, ‘Durability of Clothing – Why It Matters?

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SGS has a worldwide network of over 40 state-of-the-art laboratories specializing in testing of apparel, footwear, and home textiles. Their committed team is drawn from multi-disciplinary backgrounds, allowing them to carry out a comprehensive range of physical, chemical, and functional testing services for components, materials and finished products. SGS helps companies ensure quality, performance, and compliance with international, industrial, and regulatory standards worldwide. After all, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS’s Softlines Services.

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