Welcome to Rewaft

Helping the textile industry reduce its water footprint

An Erasmus+ project which aims to to raise awareness on the water footprint in the textiles sector and raise the sustainability skills of students and textile companies regarding the sustainable use of water in textiles.

The Need

The availability and quality of water resources is a key concern for textile companies as population growth, changing lifestyle patterns and increasing urbanisation and industrialization, coupled with climate change implications, are increasing pressures on limited water resources. Moreover, water scarcity and water pollution levels are increasing in river basins around the world due to growing populations, changing consumption patterns and poor water governance. The apparel sector increasingly faces water availability and quality issues in its widely distributed supply chain. Improving environmental performance in the apparel supply chain is critical for the long‐term viability of the sector as well as the sustainability of ecosystems and communities.

Water Footprint Assessment includes a comprehensive approach to the accounting of water consumption and pollution in the supply chain, the assessment of the sustainability, efficiency and equitability of that water consumption and pollution, and strategic response formulation to address the world’s pressing water challenges

We are a European partnership

6
Partners
Universities, Association, Network, SME
4
European countries
Lithuania, Spain, Greece, the Netherlands
1000+
Higher Education Students
In textile engineering studies
Project Number: 2022-1-LT01-KA220-HED-000086367
Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.