Cooperation for sustainability

Freshwater on our planet is precious. Sweden Textile Water Initative brings together Swedish leather and textile companies in collaboration to reduce water, energy and chemical use in their supply chains.


Blog: Driving sustainable change in the textile and leather industries – Panel discussion at the World Water Week 2016

Sustainability has become a key word buzzing in the World Water Week corridors. The theme for this year’s conference is “Water for Sustainable Growth” – a topic that the textile production sector has been grappling with for years.

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Sweden Textile Water Initiative creates guidelines for increased sustainability. Based on the assumption that common guidelines pave the way for real change, our guidelines provide suppliers with clear instructions on how to work towards improved water efficiency, water pollution prevention and wastewater management in production processes. The guidelines are available in English and Chinese. Visit the Guidelines page to learn more.

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  • Step into a STWI factory yourself! Move your mobile around to see the space, 360 degrees @Sida @SweWaterHouse #STWI

  • RT @siwi_water Don't forget to nominate your #water hero! Nominate now at

  • RT @UNICEF Collecting #wateris often a colossal waste of time for women & girls #WWWeek

  • Will private sector invest in water? If they do it will leverage much needed public finance @ABerntell @2030WRG at #WWWeek closing.

  • Corporations are recommended to include virtual water and resource recovery and reuse in their business strategies at closing of #WWWeek.


These Swedish brands have decided to make a difference and will act together for better water management in their supply chains.