San Francisco-based Gap Inc. and India-based Arvind Ltd. recently unveiled a water treatment facility that will eliminate the need for fresh water at Arvind’s denim manufacturing plant in Ahmedabad. The facility will save 8 million liters of water per day, or 2.5 billion liters per year, according to the companies. The water treatment facility will treat domestic wastewater drawn from the surrounding community using Membrane Bio Reactor technology. In addition, Gap and Arvind, with a business relationship going back more than 20 years, plan to open an innovation center in 2020 that will be focused on sustainable manufacturing processes.
“We’re proud to reach this milestone in our ongoing efforts to end water-wasting processes and reduce our environmental impact. This project is an important example of innovative, sustainable solutions we can unlock through partnership across the apparel industry,” said Christophe Roussel, executive vice president of Global Sourcing at Gap Inc. “Arvind Ltd. is a strong and valued partner to Gap Inc. and a global leader in responsible, innovative textile manufacturing. We are excited to continue to expand our relationship through this critical effort.”