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Report
Sustainable Textiles
Sponsored by:
DMJM
MTS is comprised of leading
environmental groups,
governments, & companies
A nonprofit public charity
MTS has Identified 14
Sustainable Products Standards
MTS Brochure & Strategic Plan
Standards are transparent,
consensus & life cycle based:
http://mts.sustainableproducts.com/standards.htm
Online Training with 80 Partners:
Leading Environmental Groups, Governments & Companies
•
High quality streaming video/slides
•
21 sustainable product/green building
programs: http://mts.sustainableproducts.com/test/thankyous.html
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Covering consensus standards & products
meeting them
Sustainable Product Standards
Transparent, Consensus & Life Cycle Based
Unified Sustainable Textile Standard©
covers carpet, fabric & apparel; major
applications are buildings and vehicles.
Unified Sustainable Textile
Standard©
• Provides Credit for
Disclosure of LCA
Impacts/Benefits
• Training is Ongoing
• Sustainable
Agricultural
Products
Unified Sustainable Textile Standard©
Sponsors & Supporters
California Department of General
Services
Carpet & Rug Institute
Catalyst Partners
City of Santa Monica
Daniel Mann Johnson Mendenhall
Eco Decor
Ecos Corporation
Envision Design
Gensler
Global Green
Interface Carpet
Interface Fabrics Group
Interior Concerns
International Design Center for the
Environment
International Interior Design Association
Invista/Dupont
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
J&J / Invision
Lees Carpet
Johnson Controls
JohnsonDiversey
Knoll
Milliken Carpet
Milliken Fabric & Apparel
Leonardo Academy
Mohawk Industries
Natural Resources Defense Council
Organic Trade Association
Organic Valley
Pentagon Renovation
Renewable Choice Energy
Shaw Industries
Tate Access Floors
Thomas Properties Group
University of Wisconsin- Extension
Wisconsin Department of Natural
Resources
Zero Waste Alliance
Standard Benefits
Multiple environmental, social & economic benefits
over the supply chain
Maximum credit for certified products with:
• 100% reduction of 1300 pollutants
• 100% Green-e power use
• 100% postconsumer recycled content
• 100% biobased organic content w/BMPs
• 100% reuse/reclamation
Business Benefits
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Cost savings
Design innovation
Product differentiation
Long term customer
relationships
• Liability reduction
• Public accountability
• Employee &
shareholder good will
And provides…
• Market definition of
“Sustainable Textile”
More Business Benefits
• Captures high consumer demand for
sustainable products
• Creates healthy competition among
manufacturers to obtain certification
for the most sustainable textile
Environmental Benefits of the Standard:
• Life cycle
environmental
performance
requirements
• Reduces over 1,300
pollutants
impacting health &
environment
• Bans toxic Stockholm
Chemicals
• Reduces climate
change pollutants
• Reduces smog
pollutants
• Reduces water
pollutants
• Reduces stratospheric
ozone pollutants
• Maximum credit: 100%
pollutant reduction
More Environmental Benefits
• Reduces solid &
hazardous waste
• Reduces acid rain
pollutants
• Reduces criteria air
pollutants
• Requires company/facility
environmental
improvements
• Requires product
design for environment
• Provides for sustainable
textile certification &
labeling
• Requires FSC Certified
Wood use; Protects
native vegetation,
habitat & forest and
where forest harvesting
arises in the textile
supply chain when FSC
Certified Wood
Practices are used
• Increasing levels of
certified sustainable
textile
Agricultural Benefits of the Standard:
• Defines sustainable agriculture for textile
• Reduces agricultural pollutants including
pesticides & fertilizers through organic
production
• Requires 10 agricultural best management
practices
• Requires sustainable animal textile, e.g., wool
Certified Organic Feedstock:
• Maximum credit for 100% biobased organic
w/BMPs
Required EPA/Purdue University
Best Management Practices
(BMPs)
• Conservation tillage
• Organic crop nutrient management
• Organic pest management
• Conservation buffers
• Irrigation water management
• Grazing management where manure is used for fertilizer
• Animal feeding operations management where manure is
used as fertilizer
• Erosion & sediment control
Green-e Certified Power:
• Maximum Textile Standard Credit for 100%
throughout the supply chain
Social Benefits of the Standard:
• Improves 8 key social equity indicators
• Social requirements over the supply chain
• Customer and specifier clarity which reduces
over-simplified claims
Textile Standard Prerequisite:
GRI LCA-based Social Equity Indicators
Unified Sustainable Textile Standard©
Major Applications:
• Buildings
• Vehicles
Vehicles
PA, MD, TX, CO & IRS provide up to $5,000
in rebates or deductions
Hybrids
H
• 46 mpg city and 51 highway
• Hybrids cut tailpipe emissions by 90%, save 50% on fuel, & use
less fuel & materials
Hybrids
U.S. Green Building Council
Has captured about 5% of U.S. commercial
market, & growing at 75% rate with its
consensus Green Building Standard:
Leadership in Energy and Environmental
Design) (LEED®)
Economic Benefits
100,000 ft² LEED™ building saves*
• $80,000/yr in energy costs
• $93,000 through 186 tons of waste reduction
• $44,000/yr for avoided wastewater treatment
& water conservation
• $53,368/yr from energy efficient appliances
& lighting
* about 50% in operating costs, MTS Economic Benefits Standard
Economic Benefits
Projected 70% US Commercial Green
Building Market Penetration*
Energy Savings & Daylighting:
Construction Waste Reduction:
Water Pollution Savings from Water Conservation:
Energy Savings from appliances & Lighting:
Added Value from Increased Occupant Productivity,
IAQ & Reduced Absenteeism:
Increased Retail Sales:
Emission Reductions’ Market Value:
$
Total
$36 Billion/yr
$6.7 B/yr
$20 B/yr
$24 B/yr
$632 B/yr
$400-800 B/yr
1.1 B/yr
$1.1-1.5 trillion/yr value added
* Leonardo Academy & MTS projections 2003 through green mortgage
backed securities

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