Precision Textiles Unveils Preserving the Planet Initiative

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Fairfield, New Jersey-based Precision Textiles, a supplier of coated fabrics and nonwovens, has started an environmental sustainability initiative titled Preserving the Planet. 

The initiative incorporates key elements into every product produced including FR solution products; safety for workers, customers and the consumer; more natural materials such as cotton, wool and rayon derived from wood pulp; recycled or repurposed materials; certified sustainable materials that follow policies and processes for replanting, replenishment and regrowing; and a reduction in the company’s carbon footprint. 

“As stewards of the environment, we are pleased to introduce our Preserving the Planet initiative,” said Scott Tesser, CEO of Precision Textiles. “Sustainability has long been our mantra and it is what drives our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint and embracing eco-friendly products and practices. Not only has it become fundamental to everything we do but it has evolved into a movement that is now encapsulated in our Preserving the Planet initiative.”  

The initiative will focus on improving how Precision Textiles conducts business. It is based on three core pillars: improving environmental, social and governance practices; enhancing business alignment; and verifying positive impact to the planet. This means producing products that bolster efforts toward the company’s ESG commitments, aligning product innovations with both consumer needs and environmental concerns to assure they meet customer requirements, as well as independent and internal tracking to monitor progress toward goals and objectives. 

Annually, Precision Textiles uses more than 30 million pounds of rayon fiber and thread, all sourced from Forest Stewardship Council certified wood pulp suppliers through which the company contributes to the replanting of approximately 5 million trees, according to a news release. The company recently partnered with Unifi Inc., the makers of Repreve performance fiber — produced using recycled plastic bottles and spun into polyester yarn — which is used to make all its filler cloth products.  

In addition, Precision Textiles has partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation and committed to planting a minimum of 10,000 trees in the United States annually to help expand the forest canopy, further reduce its carbon footprint and support its Preserving the Planet initiative. The company also produces and supplies one of the most comprehensive assortments of USDA Bio-Preferred and UL Greenguard Gold-certified FR solution product lines throughout the mattress industry, according to a news release. 

“Our Preserving the Planet initiative was born out of our vision for a safer, cleaner, healthier and more sustainable future,” said Bob O’Connell, executive vice president marketing and merchandising for Precision Textiles. “Our customers are being asked to provide retailers with more sustainable options because that’s what consumers want. 

“Consumers also value quality products from brands that are doing their part to reduce their carbon footprint and preserve our natural resources. Mattresses made with Precision Textiles components answer the call and contribute to the ideals and values consumers are demanding. We invite everyone to join us on this transformative journey.” 

Precision Textiles will soon release a video that illustrates all the tenets of the new initiative. “The video is intended to inspire others to contribute as much as possible to the global effort to safeguard our planet,” Tesser said. 

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