BC Softwear as a leading and innovative company in the textile industry, is aware of its responsibilities for the
environment. Our main factory in Turkey is similarly aligned with a comprehensive program investing
in environmental friendly technologies all aimed at reducing harm to the environment.
The factory has a biological waste water treatment plant and it can reuse 10% of its own total waste water.
CARBON DIOXIDE REDUCTION
Recently the factory has started working on reducing Carbon Dioxide footprint and the ‘Greenhouse’ effect
in accordance with goals to help the struggle to reduce global warming and climate change through
international climate change regulations.
The factory has installed Solar Power plants on fields and factory roofs and uses its own clean energy
to produce our textiles.
The factory prevents natural gas consumption of 2.465.223 m3 yearly, by using clean energy produced at
solar power plants. Another advantage of the solar plants is to reduce carbon dioxide emitted to nature
and the factory is preventing a potential 20.000 tons of CO2 emission.
PROTECTING AND SUPPORTING WILDLIFE
The reclamation of 1,430,727 trees have been provided by our Solar Power Plants, and therefore, by
replanting of 28,000,000 square meters area (an area larger than 8 times Central Park) we are supporting
and promoting the protection of animals in their local habitats.
HOME GROWN COTTON
In order to reduce the carbon foot print even further, our factory is growing its own cotton, relying less
and less on imported yarn.
Our Turkish factory’s R&D centre was established in 2014 with the primary strategy being to protect
and develop our competitiveness, with innovative and technological textile products and the secondary
strategy being to develop environmentally friendly R&D projects.
In the R&D Centre Textile Laboratory, we are able to perform fastness tests (perspiration, washing, rubbing,
etc.), yarn tests (yarn strength, etc.), colour measurements (spectrophotometer) and physical fabric tests
BC Softwear also frequently uses the independent laboratory in the UK, Laundry Technology Centre (LTC),
to perform tests on our products, specifically to help reduce laundry energy savings, drying times,
and enhance longevity. We also work together with laundry equipment suppliers and chemical detergent
providers, to ensure the right combination of laundry temperatures and detergents are used to enhance
our products, and ensuring we work in partnership.
BC Softwear is very conscious about ethical trading conditions, and will only source products from suppliers
who have the right working conditions and respect their workers’ rights. This is done through regular factory
visits, and developing a close working relationship with the founders of our factories.