Artistic Milliners , the denim producer from Pakistan, gets Leeds Gold Certificate for its latest garment factory in Pakistan.
Developed by the US Green Building Council , the LEED is intended to help building owners and operators be environmentally responsible and use resources efficiently.It is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification.
The company mentions that they are highly focused on sustainability and in 2013 they produced over 2 million mtrs of denim with recycled polyester and over 2 million waterless jeans..
We spoke to Murtaza Ahmed, Director Artistic Milliners , about this latest project and he mentioned that this is Pakistan’s first Leeds Certified Factory. He further says
“We are very excited as a group and a company. We have done many initiatives in this unit. All our dry processes are solar powered. We shall be recycling 100% of our water. Our daily consumption is 500,000 gallons. 70% of this will go back to laundry and 30% will go for sanitation and irrigation even though LEEDS does not require us to recycle 100% water. Even the sludge is being used for making bricks. We are using technology and automation to make the processes more sustainable including using automated spray booths, laser machines, ozone machines etc….”
Here is the video on our talk with him where he explains about the latest project and the thought behind it..