The textile industry has one of the largest water footprints of any global sector.
Water is used in dying, resizing and bleaching fabrics, the WWT reported in 2013 that "it can take 2,700 litres to produce the cotton needed to make a single t-shirt", and it is also estimated that a single textile mill can use 200 tons of fresh water per ton of dyed fabric.
So not only does the textile industry consume water, but the chemicals pollute the water causing both environmental damage and diseases throughout developing communities.
That's why the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and DNV-GL have teamed up to create and promote a water calculator specifically designed to help texitle companies measure and reduce their water usage.
DNV GL and UNIDO offer a this as a free web-based Water Calculation Tool for the Textile Wet Processing Sector.
To find out more click here for Water Calulator