Here at CODE FIVE, a brand of LAT Apparel, we are reducing our carbon footprint using motion sensor automated lighting throughout the warehouses and offices reducing electrical usage by up to 25%. Our warehouses feature a paperless pick/pack system diverting tons of waste from local landfills. In addition, we have recycling programs for our cardboard and office supplies.
Our largest sewing factory in India has installed a new electric grid. This facility is now run 100% on wind power and provides excess electricity to the community supporting sustainability throughout the community. Our dye house in Guatemala has recently expanded and upgraded their equipment to newer models. Newer dyeing equipment will reduce chemical usage by at least 40% and water usage at least 50% in addition to energy savings of up to 35 kWh per dye lot.
Sustainability is an ongoing mindset at LAT Apparel. As technologies change, we will continue to innovate ways to continue our practice of sustainable manufacturing.
Our Commitment to Giving
LAT Apparel also believes in the importance of giving back to the communities in which we work and live. Since 2007, LAT has been a proud supporter of Fisher House® and Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund, Inc. Through donations funded by 2% sales of our CODE FIVE brand. Both charities serve a vital role in supporting service members and their families. To date, we have donated over $1.2 Million to these organizations.