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ZDHC welcomes new Contributors and Friends

April 15, 2021


This April, two Contributors and two Friends of ZDHC join our community. By doing this, they join our vision of widespread implementation of sustainable chemistry, driving innovations and best practices in the textile, apparel and footwear industries. 

From the Textile Industry:

Hayleys Fabric PLC, a pioneer in weft knit fabric manufacturer in Sri Lanka joins ZDHC. Founded in 1992, and today recognised as a world-class fabric manufacturer with a high degree of innovative capabilities with their Brand, INNO. The Company focuses on eco-friendly processes and drives sustainable business practices with a focus on environment, health and safety.

Also joining ZDHC is Kelheim Fibres GmbH, a manufacturer of viscose speciality fibres based out of  Germany. Their fibres are used in diverse applications from fashion, hygiene, medical products to nonwovens and speciality papers. All fibres are made from 100% wood pulp from PEFCTM or FSC© certified sources, are fully biodegradable making them a environmentally sound alternative to petroleum-based materials.

As Friends of ZDHC:

Brooks Running sells its performance footwear, apparel, running bras and accessories in more than 50 countries worldwide. Its brand purpose is to inspire everyone to run their path to a better self by creating the best gear, tools and experiences. Founded in 1914, Brooks is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and headquartered in Seattle.

Zimmermann is a leading Australian luxury womenswear brand with a global reach and a focus on craftsmanship and responsible production. Founded in 1991 in Sydney by sisters Nicky and Simone Zimmermann, the label quickly won a loyal following of smart, sartorially savvy women with an eye for quality fabrics and timeless designs. Today there are stand-alone Zimmermann stores in key retail destinations in Australia, the US and Europe.