The in-house shredding plant of Artistic Fabric & Garment Industries (AFGI) has been certified under the Global Recycle Standards (GRS) to process discarded jeans into new yarns, fabrics and garments under an internationally recognized standard and traceability system.

“Sustainability has been a key topic in the denim industry for the better part of the last decade. We are making great progress with this latest initiative to address some of the problems of waste generated by the market,” said AFGI’s executive director Hasan Javed.

According to the Pakistani company, several other sustainability measures have been implemented over the years such as the use of the Higg Index created by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition; the installation of acid recovery systems and polyester obtained from collected post-consumer plastic bottles.