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From increasing the amount of recycled content in textiles and creating interior environments that support wellness, to protecting our first responders with safer uniforms and turnout gear, our innovations solve customer and industry-specific sustainability challenges. We are proud of the environmental responsibility we have demonstrated throughout our history, and we recognize the need for continuous evolution with goals that protect and improve our world.
Sustainability in Action
1.5 billion plastic bottles diverted from landfills
Several Milliken textile plants engineer recycled polyester fibers into their durable, sustainable fabrics. As a Business, we have diverted more than 1.5 billion plastic water bottles from landfills. Polartec is a REPREVE® Billion Bottle Circle Winner and Milliken is a REPREVE® Champion of Sustainability Award Winner as a textile partner.
Textiles that Inspire Confidence
Several Milliken and Polartec products are certified STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, one of the world’s best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances to ensure product safety. Verifiable certificate numbers are listed with the specific products.
Sustainable Textile Manufacturing
Constantly improving and always driving new innovation to enable a more sustainable future.
Lightweight nonwoven parts that enable less fuel use and hydrocarbons created
Over 250 million plastic bottles repurposed into new materials
Target goal of zero waste to landfill
Investment in LED lighting upgrades across all plants
1.1 million pounds of industrial waste converted to energy
Partnerships with recycling firms to turn waste into usable fiber
Development of longer life plans and end-of-life plans for our garments
Commitment to non-toxic solvents in our product coatings
Development of products with lighter weight coatings to lower GHG emissions
OEKO-TEX® standard 100 certificationOEKO-TEX® standard 100 certification