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In our spinning mills, raw or top dyed wool tops are spun into yarn. For this process, mainly electricity is used, which is why we are increasing our investments in solar power to reduce our carbon footprint, as shown in the "Environment"-section of this Ecobalance.
Higher production and increased workforce presence led to a slight increase of water consumption
Due to higher utilisation, we were able to improve the efficiency during production which led to a decrease in electricity consumption per produced ton of yarn
Due to higher utilisation, we were able to improve the efficiency during production. Additionally, increased reliance on solar energy led to a decrease of carbon dioxide emissions per ton of produced yarn
During treatment, the surface of the wool fibres are being altered to prevent shrinkage and therefore improve the washability of the final garment. Aside from electricity for the machines, mainly water and chemicals are being used during this process. Our innovative Naturetexx Plasma treatment aims towards minimal usage of water and chemicals, while completely avoiding the usage of chlorine, by using energy from renewable sources and air to achieve those anti-shrinkage effects. Due to higher production and increased workforce presence during 2021 all resource consumption went back to a pre covid level.
Additional chemical usage for waste water treatment, which is needed for the following treatment steps, led to an increased consumption of chemicals
The dyeing process is a highly important step during yarn production. The dyeing can take place either before or after spinning. Through ongoing revision and improvement of processes as well as investing in new dyeing vessels, we were able to cut down on overall resource consumption.
Higher production and increased workforce presence led to an increase in general waste
Higher production and increased workforce presence led to an increase in waste water
Decreased utilisation at our dye house in Italy led to a slight rise in consumption per produced ton. An investment into new dyeing vessels including Pulsar technology helped to mitigate the upward trend
Increased reliance on renewable energy led to a decline in carbon dioxide emissions
Ongoing review and improvement of the dyeing processes avoided a strong increase of dye stuff needed
Ongoing review and improvement of the dyeing processes led to a reduction in water usage