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UK factory receives M&S eco award

A Derbyshire-based factory has received an award from retailer Marks and Spencer.

Courtaulds, based in Belper, has become the first UK clothing factory to receive the M&S award as part of the retailer’s Plan A eco-initiative, which it hopes will make it the world’s most sustainable retailer.

According to The Independent on Sunday, the factory, which manufactures a third of all tights for M&S, was given the award after it turned itself into an eco factory - halving its energy bill and saving costs. It is said to have invested £2m in the factory following the roll-out of M&S’s eco model factories in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Courtaulds has been supplying M&S with hoisery for more than 30 years.

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