Do you know how much water is required to make a business suit? If water used in the manufacturing process is included, approximately 850 liters!
On the other hand, in the rural communities that HOPE works with in Cambodia, where access to water is difficult, one person lives on an average of five liters of water a day when water supply systems such as wells are not available. This is equivalent to 1/170th of the water utilized to make one business suit. Moreover, this water, typically fetched from rivers and ponds, is unsafe.
Unlike in Japan where access to clean water is a given, more than 2 billion people in the world do not have access to clean water. To address this problem, the United Nations has set up a goal, as one of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), to ensure access to clean water and safe sanitation for all.
In recent years, in light of the enormous amount of water used in the manufacturing processes, there are an increasing number of companies in the apparel industry that evaluate performance not only by profit but also by the sustainability of its business.
By purchasing specific fabrics for which the proceeds will become donation, you can contribute to this cause and provide clean water to those in need!
HOPE International Development Agency, Japan