As we have discussed previously on this site, being an integral member of the shift to a new green circular economy required that we changed how we viewed success. Our perception shifted to new green philosophy.
How inflated the number at the bottom line was, is now less important to us than the social and economic impacts we are having on the communities around us. That includes how much we are able to raise for charities and how much were pushing the industry forward.
The textile reclamation sector has experienced its share of growing pains and is at a crisis point in its evolution. Setting a new standard for an industry that has never been audited or regulated is a daunting task for any one organization.
Despite tireless recent efforts by ourselves and 3rd party consultants trying to inspire a collective commitment, we are still challenged to set a new standard of transparency and accountability. Although most of our corporate colleagues are aching for positive changes, the financial and transparency efforts required remain high and it is difficult for many organizations to make the required changes.
As always, TWD will lead by example, even if at first we have to do it alone.
“But that is the way it has always been done” is an outdated model we reject. Together we are building a community driven, green future.