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Anvil Knitwear Receives First WRAPe Certification in the World

Apr 22

Arlington, Va. and New York, April 22, 2010 – Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) announced today that Anvil Knitwear, a leading manufacturer of sportswear and accessories, is the first company worldwide to receive the organization’s new WRAPe certificate for its textile mill, located in Honduras.

WRAPe is an enhanced environmental audit protocol that was developed over the past two years along with a group of environmental experts from the field.  WRAPe is a comprehensive audit encompassing environmental management systems, waste discharge, use of chemicals in the manufacturing process and a great deal more, in addition to WRAP’s existing rigorous compliance requirements. It was designed for the producers of textiles, leather products, notions, packaging and the other products that go into the final product for the apparel, footwear, leather and sewn products categories.

“Anvil’s textile mill passed the WRAPe audit with flying colors, a clear demonstration of the commitment of local and senior management to environmentally responsible business practices,” said Steve Jesseph, CEO of WRAP. “We’re particularly pleased to be able to make this announcement on Earth Day.”

WRAP has audited facilities in the sewn products sector in more than 70 countries for the past 10 years. Anvil Knitwear’s textile mill had already been certified to its standard protocol.

“We are incredibly proud to be the first manufacturer in the world to receive WRAPe certification,” said Anthony Corsano, CEO of Anvil. “This is an important milestone for Anvil and evidence of the social and environmental initiatives that we, as a company, continue to make as part of our overall commitment to protecting the communities in which we operate and the planet.”

Anvil Knitwear is a leading manufacturer of innovative, high-quality eco-friendly apparel and accessories with a proven record in engaging in responsible practices. Among their many social and environmental initiatives, Anvil is the official apparel partner of Earth Day Network and sponsor of Earth Day NY's I am E campaign and in 2009 launched the interactive Web site to teach consumers about the carbon footprint of their clothing.

Dedicated to lawful, ethical and humane manufacturing, WRAP is the world’s largest facility-based social and environmental compliance certification and training organization. WRAP is headquarted in Arlington, VA.

About Anvil Knitwear

Anvil Knitwear, Inc., a socially and environmentally responsible manufacturer of sportswear and accessories, is a leader in the sustainable apparel industry with its AnvilOrganic®, AnvilRecycled™ and AnvilSustainable™ brands. Anvil was recently ranked the world’s sixth-largest organic program and the largest domestic purchaser of U.S.-grown certified organic cotton. Anvil offers 17 affordable eco styles made from a variety of fibers such as certified organic cotton, transitional cotton, recycled cotton, and recycled PET bottles and blends in addition to its over 90 traditional styles.

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26 May 2010
I Will have to come back again when my course load lets up - nonetheless I am taking your RSS feed so I can read your site offline. Thanks.
6 May 2010
want to know more details about this certification and how can it be a plus point while working with international retailers like walmart, target, jcp. wanna do an article on wrape e for my magazine pls help in attempting this

Thanks and Regards
Deepti Marwah
Perfect Sourcing
30 April 2010
Dear Mr. Steve Jesseph

Thanks for your immediate response. We look forward hearing you soon.


Kings Apparel Industries (Pvt.) Ltd
29 April 2010

Thank you for your inquiry. We are excited about this new program and have had tremendous interest and publicity from around the world.

We are now in the Beta Test phase of WRAPe and will be providing all the necessary details for this new program within the next 30 days, at most. Please visit our website for details.

- WRAP CEO & President Steve Jesseph
28 April 2010
What if some company wants to work on WRAPe certification? Can you guide us regarding the process.
24 April 2010
Compliments for this achievement! Greetings to Steve!
23 April 2010
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