Lindex to raise funds for WaterAid

Lindex to raise funds for WaterAid

 

Sweden, 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Starting August 24, customers who shop in Lindex stores will be offered to round up their purchase in favour of WaterAid. The collected money will go to WaterAid’s important work to improve access to clean water and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities.

The water issue is of great importance to Lindex and a part of our long-term sustainability work. We are doing this fundraising together with our customers to support WaterAid in their very important work, says Sara Winroth, Sustainability Manager at Lindex.

Access to clean water and sanitation is a human right. Despite that, more than 650 million people lack access to clean water and almost 2.4 billion lack access to proper sanitation. Approximately 290 000 children die each year from diseases caused by dirty water and poor sanitation. That means almost 800 children each day.

Each year WaterAid’s work changes lives for millions of people through improved access to clean water and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities. More children can survive their childhood, the risk for malnutrition decreases and families can stay healthy. Hours spent collecting water can instead be spent working and going to school. Access to clean water and sanitation can help communities and countries break the circle of poverty.

We are very happy and grateful for the strong commitment Lindex shows by supporting WaterAids work. It is fantastic that Lindex customers now in an easy way can take part and contribute to more people getting access to clean water. Every single amount donated will save and change lives for the world’s poorest people who today have to live without what we take for granted ­­– clean water, says Cecilia Chatterjee-Martinsen, Secretary General for WaterAid Sweden.

The campaign starts on August 24 and will continue until August 30.

WaterAid is an international organisation working for a world where everybody has access to clean water and sanitation. WaterAid works with local partners for sustainable and long-term solutions, and influences decision makers to increase efforts for these basic needs on national and global levels. WaterAid works in 37 countries and since 1981, WaterAid has reached 25 million people with clean water and 24 million people with sanitation. Visit www.wateraid.org/ukfor more information.

Contact:

Eva Jonasson
Media Relations Responsible
E-mail: press@lindex.com
Phone: +46 31 739 50 60

Source: Lindex

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Lindex donates 10% of March 8 sales to HERhealth to provide health education and training to female textile workers

Lindex donates 10% of March 8 sales to HERhealth to provide health education and training to female textile workers

 

Sweden, 2017-Mar-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — On March 8 Lindex endorses International Women’s Day by highlighting female textile workers and HERhealth; an initiative that provides health education and training to female textile workers. Lindex will donate 10% of the sales during March 8 to HERhealth.

It’s the women that keep our business moving at Lindex. The majority of our customers, our employees and the textile workers who make our clothes, are women. We want to endorse International Women’s Day with our customers and employees and highlight the women who make our clothes, says Sara Winroth, Sustainability Manager at Lindex.

Lindex has been working together with HERhealth since 2012 to improve the female textile workers conditions. HERhealth is an initiative managed by BSR (Business for Social Responsibility). The initiative provides health education and training for female textile workers to increase their awareness of health issues and access to health services. Since Lindex started working with HERhealth, they have reached about 13000 women in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan with health education and training.

“HERhealth is an initiative very close to our heart at Lindex. We have been committed for several years and to reach even more women, we will donate 10% of our sales on International Women’s Day to HERhealth”, says Sara Winroth, Sustainability Manager at Lindex.

The donation will be used for HERhealth projects in Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar. Read more about Lindex partnership with HERhealth here.

For more information please contact;

Ellen Simonsson
Sustainability Communication Coordinator
Lindex
Phone: 46 (0)31 739 50 95
E-mail: press@lindex.com

Source: Lindex

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Lindex launches new ‘Even Better Denim’ styles made out of more sustainable cotton

Lindex launches new ‘Even Better Denim’ styles made out of more sustainable cotton
Lindex launches new ‘Even Better Denim’ styles made out of more sustainable cotton

 

Sweden, 2016-Oct-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lindex launch their new ‘Even Better Denim’ styles containing post-consumer recycled cotton. The styles represent a new step in Lindex journey towards even more sustainable denim and closing the loop.

Lindex new ‘Even Better Denim’ styles in their women’s and kids’ assortment consist of more sustainable cotton and post-consumer recycled cotton sourced in the supply chain. The styles are also dyed in a cleaner and more sustainable process that is more resource efficient. Zippers, buttons, labels and other details are the most sustainable alternatives that Lindex has found on the market.

We are proud of our new step towards reducing the environmental impact and closing the loop. Old garments that normally would have gone to waste has now become part of our new ‘Even Better Denim’ styles. That way we reduce the use of virgin material, saving water and energy in production, says Sara Winroth, Sustainability Manager of Lindex

In 2014 Lindex began their denim journey towards producing denim in a more sustainable way. Significant progress was made and today 100 per cent of Lindex denim assortment is made from more sustainable cotton and with more sustainable processes that require up to 45 per cent less water and 27 per cent less energy. Lindex work with the ‘Even Better Denim’ styles to develop their more sustainable denim assortment even further by seeking innovations and exploring new solutions. The ambition with ‘Even Better Denim’ is to find improvements that can later be implemented in Lindex entire denim assortment.

The ‘Even Better Denim’ styles will be sold in all Lindex stores and at lindex.com from week 42.

Contact:

Miriam Tjernström
Press Relations Manager, Lindex
Phone: 46 (0)31 739 50 60
E-mail: press@lindex.com

Source: Lindex

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