World’s First C2C Platinum for Rajby Textiles

Monforts customer Rajby Textiles is the first company in the world to achieve the Cradle-to-Cradle (C2C) Platinum Standard for a product.
Its Beluga denim fabrics have gained the ultimate sustainability score in all five categories covered by the C2C standard, which is acknowledged as involving the toughest and most thorough testing and assessment it is possible to put a product through.
Beluga denim fabrics are based on 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, and employ no hazardous chemicals in its production. The fabrics are both recyclable and biodegradable, with 100% of the energy used in its production offset by green energy and involving a closed loop system with no wastewater generated and no material wastage.
Until now, no company has been able to achieve a Platinum rating for and product across all ten separate product areas in the C2C program, which was first introduced in 2005.
With a 10,000-strong workforce, Karachi-headquartered Rajby Textiles has a monthly production of 3.2 million meters of denim and 1.3 million finished garments, and sustainability is at the top of its agenda.
Its advanced technology includes a Monforts denim finishing range comprising washing compartments, padder, a weft straightener, cylinder dryers, a levelling field, a compressive shrinking unit, felt calender, inspection table and an outlet combination. With a working width of two meters, the complete installation has a length of 42 meters.
“When we started working for C2C Gold certification it wasn’t easy, because the requirements are very tough,” says Safdar Shah, who led the C2C project team at Rajby. “We worked very hard to create a completely green supply chain and we also modified our machines and processes to meet the standard, going beyond what was required and creating a 100% closed loop process, including Zero Waste Water Discharge Dyeing (ZDD) and Zero Waste Water Discharge Finishing (ZDF).
“As a result, we have reduced the load of our biological ETP water effluent plant by approximately 99%, since we are not discharging a single drop of water in the entire process.”

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