Water Consumption Assessment

[Production]

As the amount of recycled fiber increases in ring yarn production, the yarn’s quality tends to decline. To keep the quality and recycled material content high, Calik Denim uses a big part of recycled yarn as the core with its uniquely developed production method/technology, which also provides traceability for the company. Calik will wrap the core yarn with recycled cotton, and then add recycled Tencel to it to achieve the maximum amount of recycled content that can be technically made in ring spinning. Therefore, E-Denim has an incomparable structure, thanks to the specially developed and patented sustainable fiber positioned at the center of the yarn. Calik Denim also enhances its overall sustainability performance by using this recycled product with its sustainable production technologies. Blue H, Calik Denim’s brand new concept, is ready to break new ground in sustainability with the rising demand for hemp. Calik Denim introduces the concept by developing rigid comfort jeans, super stretch jeans and 100 percent stretch jeans out of 20 percent hemp. Furthermore, thanks to hemp’s antimicrobial properties, it keeps clothes cleaner for longer and prevents them from developing odor-causing bacteria. Calik Denim’s new sustainability-focused dyeing method, Dyepro , is designed to be completely water free by eliminating wastewater and water usage in the warp dyeing process.

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[Education]

Both unions mainly represent elementary and secondary education employees but also represent higher education faculty. While Weingarten did not close any doors during an interview Monday, she said, “I’m really happy doing what I’m doing. I’d be happy working with the Biden administration as president of the AFT.” The union has been critical of the problems that have resulted when virtually all of those who applied for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program were turned down. “[Education Secretary Betsy] DeVos should have solved that long ago, but she has made the student loan situation more of a mess than it was before,” Weingarten said. A high priority for the administration, she said, should be to protect students from being defrauded by some for-profit colleges, as they were during the last recession. A number of progressive groups, and Democratic senators, including Massachusetts’ Elizabeth Warren, have called on the Biden administration to take steps like canceling student debt unilaterally. And Weingarten noted, “There’s a lot of work to be done, and it doesn’t necessarily have to be done through legislation.” Organizations representing historically Black colleges and universities said Tuesday they will be suggesting someone with at least ties to the institutions be considered as education secretary. And Lodriguez Murray, the United Negro College Fund’s vice president of public policy and government affairs, said that if asked by the transition, he’d suggest Alma Adams, a Democratic congresswoman from North Carolina who was instrumental in pushing to make federal funding for HBCUs permanent and a former professor at Bennett College, a historically Black institution for women in Greensboro, N.C. Murray said he didn’t know if Adams would be interested but said she’d be “a very formidable secretary who has shown the ability to work across the aisle. At a time when check my site African Americans are disproportionately affected by COVID and racial unrest, she’d provide a steady hand.” Harry Williams, president of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, said on Tuesday the group, which advocates for public historically Black colleges and universities, would be raising the idea of naming a former or current HBCU president as the education secretary with members of Biden’s transition team, building on the pride in the Black community over the election of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, a graduate of Howard University.

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2020/11/11/who-will-be-bidens-education-secretary