Let us focus on sustainability!
Try typing “green” into a search engine…ranking even better than “Green Book”, Peter Farrelly’s Oscar-winning film, or the American basketball player Draymond Green, a well-known NBA star, you are quite likely to find such results as: “green – live each day in a sustainable manner; or, “green – innovative plastics and design”… and even far-fetched offers of “green” natural gas or “green” electricity.
The possibilities are countless. Anything may come to be regarded as having a “green” version: the country’s economy, the building industry, technology, transport, culture, tourism, even food and beauty treatments.
Innovation isn’t enough if you want to be “green”
“Green”, short for environmental sustainability, has become a must. The word is applied to whatever people come up with in order to obtain environmentally sustainable processes and initiatives.
Examples may include building materials designed to capture carbon dioxide; projects for a new, sustainable kind of architecture; environment-friendly alternatives to down for puffer jackets; the adoption of Europe-wide incentives intended to induce people to cycle to work rather than drive…Be curious. Try and learn more. You’ll discover a whole new world.
Can’t avoid being “green”
You just can’t help being “green” nowadays. This is equally true of the textile machinery industry. In 2014 the European Union launched the “SET in SMEs” project (i.e. “Save Energy in Textile in small and medium-sized enterprises”) to support textile and clothing companies. Part of the “Energy Made-to-Measure” campaign, the project was expressly designed to help SMEs in the textile industry to acknowledge, assess and adjust the extent to which they might improve their energy efficiency as well as the sustainability of their workflow.
ETV and sustainability
ACIMIT, the Italian textile machinery manufacturers’ association, has been launching a number of initiatives supporting sustainable technology for some time; they are strongly committed to sustainability and so are we as a member company, marshalling our resources to join the effort within the textile machinery industry and looking to find new, sustainable and yet growth-inducing solutions.
As a result of our commitment we strive to develop technological solutions based on designing and manufacturing equipment intended to lead to higher efficiency. By this we mean ensuring both energy-efficient processes and a reduced impact on the environment, plus—most importantly—substantial benefits for users who will experience lower running costs.