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Contributor Announcement September 2021

September 10, 2021


As of September 2021, we welcome three new companies to the ZDHC Community - one Contributor and two Friends of ZDHC. 

As a Contributor (VCA Chemical Supplier):

SOHAN INDUSTRIES PVT. LTD. is among the largest leading manufacturers of Azo Organic Pigment Powders and Organic Dispersions in India. In the span of 25 years, Sohan has emerged as one of the key players within the industry. Their research and development team, and marketing and technical service teams strive to upgrade existing products and develop new products to meet the continually changing requirements of the customers.

Sohan has complete background integration to manufacture pigment powder required for manufacturing pigment dispersions with the latest technology of grinding and testing equipment,  thus establishing “ORION™” as a leading brand in India.

Sohan’s clientele base spans across several industries, such as:

  • Textiles - for printing and dyeing
  • Paints - water and solvent-based
  • Paper - Pulp Dyeing and Coating
  • Inks - Water and solvent-based
  • Rubber and Coir
  • Crayons & Art Colors
  • Non-Woven sand Geotextiles
  • Agro-Industry

Sohan appreciates the systemic approach adopted by ZDHC’s Roadmap to Zero Programme in managing and assisting to manage pigments throughout the value chain. By becoming a ZDHC contributor, Sohan will be able to continue its progress towards attaining sustainability within the pigment manufacturing industry, as the Roadmap to Zero Programme will connect them to a wider range of brands and corporate customers worldwide.

“Our aim is to be the largest company in the pigment sector with decarbonisation. The way to a net-zero wealth will increase the basis of innovation and competition. We will act, lead, and help our clients to ensure [that] they are with sustainability leaders.”           
-Sohan, 2021    

As a Friend of ZDHC:

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited (ABFRL) is part of a leading Indian conglomerate, the Aditya Birla Group, with a revenue of Rs. 5,249 cr., spanning retail space of 8.4 million sq. ft. (as of 31 March 2021). It is India’s first billion-dollar pure-play fashion powerhouse with an elegant bouquet of leading fashion brands and retail formats. The company has a network of 3,212 stores across approximately 31,000 multi-brand outlets with 6,800+ points of sales in department stores across India (as of 31 March 2021).

It has a repertoire of leading brands such as Louis Philippe, Van Heusen, Allen Solly, and Peter England established now for over 25 years. Pantaloons is one of India’s largest fast-fashion store brands. The company holds exclusive online and offline rights to the India network of California-based fast fashion brand Forever 21. Their international brand's portfolio includes: The Collective, India's largest multi-brand retailer of international brands, Simon Carter, and select mono-brands such as American Eagle, Ralph Lauren, Hackett London, Ted Baker, and Fred Perry.

Van Heusen Innerwear, Athleisure and Active Wear is establishing itself as India's most innovative and fashionable brand. The company’s foray into branded ethnic wear business includes Jaypore and strategic partnerships with designers Shantanu & Nikhil, Tarun Tahiliani, and Sabyasachi.

Collaborating with ‘ZDHC’ shall act as a pivot in transforming the value chain to deliver sustainable fashion beyond traditional approaches. This program shall aid us in leveraging on cleaner inputs, reducing chemical footprint, delivering safer products, enabling transparency and mitigating environmental impact within the supply chain and the broader environment. 

As a Friend of ZDHC:

lululemon athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) is a healthy lifestyle inspired athletic apparel company for yoga, running, training, and most other sweaty pursuits, creating transformational products and experiences which enable people to live a life they love. Setting the bar in technical fabrics and functional designs, lululemon works with yogis and athletes in local communities for continuous research and product feedback. For more information, visit WWW.LULULEMON.COM