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Let’s Repair the Water Pollution from Fast Fashion in Bangladesh.

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Let’s Repair the Water Pollution from Fast Fashion in Bangladesh.

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Unfiltered industrial wastewater has already polluted the ground and surface water that nourishes both humans and livestock. Drip by Drip funds filter projects in areas affected by the textile industry’s wastewater in Bangladesh.

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About this project

This Christmas, support us in giving hundreds of people access to safe water. 

What’s the problem: The textile industry has an enormous water footprint. To date, the sector has failed to manage water sustainably, instead it is regarded an unlimited free resource. Textile manufacturing processes employ a high use of chemicals for cleaning and dyeing, leading to effluents containing hazardous pollutants. These effluents are discharged into rivers without proper treatment causing severe water pollution. These are claimed to be responsible for about 2/3 of water-borne diseases in Bangladesh.

Who we are: Drip by Drip is the world’s first NGO committed to tackling the water issues in the fashion and textile industry. Find out more: https://www.dripbydrip.org

Our main activities: 
  • Inform: We educate about the link between fashion and the decline of clean water resources.
  • Create: We develop fabrics under the utmost saving of water under the umbrella of THE BLUE LAB.
  • Clean: We co-develop tailor-made wastewater treatment solutions that can easily and cost-effectively be integrated into factories in a closed-loop system.
  • Repay: We pay reparations to areas negatively affected by the textile industry’s wastewater, through local partner NGOs, that are used to fund filter systems for the local population.

Our mission: To clean up the wastewater of the textile industry and to save the remaining natural water resources for the people living in the affected areas.

Where: Biosand filters will be implemented in Dhaka or one of the surrounding villages in Nabinagar, Savar.
Map of Bangladesh

What are the funds for?
  • Obj. #1: With 1,500€ we set up 1 biosand filter benefitting 90 households
  • Obj. #2: With 3,000€ we set up 2 biosand filters
  • Obj. #3: With <3,000€ we will fly to Dhaka to meet the communities and find out what to do next.

LET’S #GIVEWATER
Updated at 18. March 2020