Are you aware that 771 million people around the world do not have access to clean water? 2 billion people do not have access to a decent toilet. This is a global challenge that particularly exposes girls, women and children to great risks. We want to change that.
As a clothing company, we are part of an industry that requires huge amounts of water in the textile manufacturing process. Being a company active in India, a country facing great challenges around water supply and hygiene, we feel a special responsibility here. The love and respect we have for the people makes us want to help in every way we can.
To us, there is also a gender aspect to the issue. Many women work to produce our clothes in the textile factories and it is essential that we look after their rights and opportunities. We know that girls and women risk physical and sexual harassment when they fetch water, or that they wait until night to “go to the toilet”. Many girls quit school when they get their period because there are no toilets available in school. These are challenges that need to be addressed now.
Global progress starts with clean water. As part of our ‘take action’ strategy, we support WaterAid by donating 10 euros for every garment sold. All funds raised will be used to provide clean water and sanitation for schools in India.
Together we take action. Thank you for supporting clean water and sanitation for schools in India.
It all starts with water
77 million people around the world do not have access to clean water
Globally, 31 percent of all schools lack clean water, which means that 600 million students go to schools that do not have clean water
In India today, about 13 million people (1 in 10), lack basic access to clean water
Almost every third resident in India, 29 percent, lacks basic access to sanitation About 50 million people in India have no way to wash their hands with soap and clean water
33 percent of schools in India lack basic access to clean water.
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