seeks to create a demand signal that will drive innovation in sustainability seeks to create a demand signal that will drive innovation in sustainability seeks to create a demand signal that will drive innovation in sustainability

David Marriage, Head of Disruption & Innovation for Sustainability PwC, explains the benefits of, and approach for, rewiring familiar incentive and demand mechanisms to enable a more sustainable world.

Tech Innovations for Developing Countries

While technological revolution is changing much of the world, there are still areas that have seen only very small benefits, or none at all. There, people still live without electricity, clean water and basic healthcare. At a competition recently held in Washington, innovators presented affordable new devices, specially designed to help improve the lives of the world’s poorest. VOA’s George Putic reports.
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Hamrick Mills – Where Sustainability, Quality, and Innovation Come First

USCTP and Hamrick Mills
Weaving Fabrics for a Better Tomorrow

Entirely committed to meeting the needs of its customers, Hamrick Mills also strives to reduce the environmental impact and carbon footprint in all of its operations. This is why they joined the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, to ensure the cotton used to manufacture their fabrics is grown following the highest sustainability standards—further protecting the planet’s ecological health and the wellbeing of future generations.

Hamrick Mills’ manufacturing processes meet or exceed every local, state, and federal requirement for environmental protection, energy, and recycling. They use sustainably grown fibers to create exceptional woven fabrics for the Apparel, Home Furnishings, and Industrial markets.

From woven fabrics for shirting, healthcare gowns and scrubs and career and performance apparel, and home textiles to rugged military and

specialized industrial wovens, their manufacturing capacity is versatile and capable of integrating innovative specialty fibers into their cotton blends, such as bamboo, Cocona®, or other fabrics for niche markets.

As a fifth-generation, family-owned company, Hamrick Mills also knows the value of relationships. From the cotton farmer who plants the first seed to the specialized weave technician and delivery driver taking the finished product to the market, every individual in the supply chain is a valuable and indispensable asset. So too are the communities that work for and support the cotton farms and fabric processing facilities.

Continuous Improvement is Central to the Future of U.S. Cotton Production

Brands, retailers, and especially buyers will be happy to know that the demand for ethical and sustainable fabrics is now a market reality. The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol continually promotes the highest quality sustainably grown cotton in line with the United Nations 2025 Sustainable Development Goals.

Their standards bring quantifiable and verifiable goals and measurements to the industry. Through sophisticated data collection and independent third-party verification, The U. S. Trust Protocol ensures that land use, soil carbon, water management, soil loss, greenhouse gas emissions, and energy efficiency are first and foremost.

Choosing Trust Protocol cotton will give brands and retailers the critical assurances they need to know that the cotton fiber element of their supply chain is more sustainably grown and has lower environmental and social risks. Trust Protocol cotton suppliers earn the respect of brands and retailers from their sustainability credentials and Control Union Certifications achieved through the Field to Market Fieldprint Calculator.

Likewise, manufacturers that join the science-based U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol can be sure they are promoting responsibly produced quality fiber and supporting environmental and social wellbeing in the field-to-mill supply chain.

Launched in 2020, U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol is already internationally recognized by Textile Exchange and Forum for the Future, and is a proud member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Cotton 2025 Sustainable Cotton Challenge, Cotton 2040, and Cotton Up initiatives.

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Title: How a sustainable supply chain can drive profitable growth

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