Verified American-Grown Cotton: As
members of the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, we participate in a program for U.S.-grown cotton
that supports best practices and continuous improvement in key areas, including soil health,
water management, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions. The Trust Protocol uses verified data to
drive impact and brands participate through the Mass Balance System.
Wood-Derived Fabric Policy: Our
wood-derived fabric policy, which we developed in partnership with CanopyStyle, Canopy's
sustainable fashion and forestry initiative, to ensure our suppliers do not use wood from
ancient, endangered, high-conservation or high carbon–value forest areas to make
cellulose-based textiles, including rayon, modal, viscose, and lyocell.
Washwell:Developed in 2016, our Washwell
program uses at least 20% less water compared to conventional garment-wash methods.
Water-Quality Program: Developed in 2003,
the Gap Inc. Water-Quality Program aims to ensure our jeans are made in a way that protects
local waterways and minimizes impact on the planet.
Women + Water Program: Our Women + Water
strategy focuses on the intersection between our industry's significant use of water and the
human right to clean, safe water, and targets three key areas: partnering with fabric mills
and laundries to reduce manufacturing impacts; building awareness and educating the women
who make our clothes about safe water-handling practices, and by increasing their access to
safe water; and adopting more water-efficient product design and sourcing practices. Learn
more at gapincsustainability.com/environment/creating-solutions-women-water