How Your Jeans Affect Rivers


 

Jeans manufacturing requires a lot of chemicals and water and if the left over water isn’t treated properly, it can pollute our valuable rivers and streams.  That’s why GAP has recently expanded their 2004 Clean Water Program to ensure that all their suppliers meet their high wastewater quality standards. Check out more the next time you are in a GAP, Banana Republic or Old Navy: information on this program is being included in the pockets of their jeans. 

It’s nice to see a major company that is dedicated to maintaining sustainable business practices that encourage the health of our rivers. Hopefully other mainstream clothing manufacturers will follow their lead and ensure we can have quality clothing without negative environmental impacts.