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Sustainable sampling and the future of the textiles industry

We believe that at FibreGuard we can make a meaningful contribution to sustainability by re-inventing the sampling process in our industry. The development of our digital offering, TwinBru, is one of our sustainable innovation directives.

It's not complicated: digital twins and digital samples of our easy clean fabrics are the way forward.

Digital samples are more environmentally sustainable and through Twinbru we aim to support a substantial reduction in waste and carbon dioxide production thanks to its sophisticated services.

Re-inventing the fundamentals of the textiles industry

The simple concept behind this is that one digital image (of a fabric flatshot, for example) can reach millions of potential customers compared to a single physical sample book or hanger. When minimal physical samples are created, the need for shipping is cut down as a result. Because of this the carbon footprint of our enterprise reduces as well.

Physical samples have an extensive carbon footprint if you think of all the shipping involved, and this whole process has the potential to be replaced by integrated digital platforms. All of this is to achieve a carbon-neutral position.

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Our technical knowledge is constantly evolving, and we continue to invest in innovative operations and service solutions. We continue to explore, evolve, and grow and always maintain our passion for fabrics.

Using technology to put FibreGuard customers first

The most important thing for us has always been that our customers receive fantastic service and delivery. Developing a sustainable sampling system is another way we can continue to provide our customers with that same stellar standard of service in the future.

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The bigger picture: Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainability is a never-ending journey. One path leads to the next, all with challenges and opportunities, innovations, and improvements. This is our chosen journey, and we have grounded our development strategy in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The fundamental ambition of these SDGs is to protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity for all by 2030.

We continue to be realistic and clear concerning our journey to sustainability, including where we have succeeded and where improvements are still required.

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