Levi Strauss & Co. Team Up With Fashion For Good In The Pursuit To Go Greener
It's time to ditch the plastic bags.
Levi Strauss & Co. partner up with Fashion for Good to launch a new project that is shifting the world of fashion for the better. Their step to eradicating the single-use of plastic by 2023 is set in motion in the introduction of their home-compostable polybag trial. This unique project tackles the use of fossil fuels within the apparel world and has got many of us tuned in on how to look good whilst staying green.
Much of our garments are sealed using plastic bags that intend to protect them from the equipment discovered in factories and allotment centers. Unfortunately, this, alongside the sorting, shipping, and delivery of items, means the use of plastic bags continues to accumulate. The issue is that even though these plastic bags maintain the quality of goods, they are not recyclable and essentially harmful to the environment. So, this is where polybags are impactful because they are made completely from bio-based material, and therefore make it easy-breezy for customers to discard them by simply taking them to their closest compost location.
In the statement released by Chief Sustainability Officer of LS&Co., Jeffrey Hogue shared: “This project not only moves us toward achieving our goal of eliminating single-use plastic, but it also puts into practice the industry collaboration required to solve these ubiquitous industry challenges.” He continued, “Through Fashion for Good’s platform, we’re able to test innovations like at-home compostable polybags that help our consumers take action and reduce the amount of plastic contributed to landfills.”
Over six months, Levi Strauss & Co intend to run polybag tests from Fashion for Good developers TIPA Corp. and Greenhope. These tests will be conducted in two distribution facilities, one in Sri Lanka and the other in the U.S.