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7 Water-Saving Innovations Employed by the Garment Industry
Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink? Everything we buy or use has a indirect water footprint that stems from its manufacturing, from harvesting the raw materials to displaying the finished product on a store shelf near you. In fact, textile dyeing and treatment are responsible for 17 to 20 percent of industrial water pollution, according to the World Bank. In honor of World Water Day, here are seven H2O-sipping technologies employed by the garment industry to conserve our planet's most precious commodity. Above, Levi Strauss’s Water<Less collection, which uses between 28 to 96 percent less agua than conventional jeans.