Sustainability & Community Building

We are committed to the ethical manufacturing of sustainable fabrics and chemicals; fostering a workplace that is safe, ethical, and inclusive; while caring for our communities. It’s just the right way to do things.

Our responsibility starts with improving the well-being of our employees, our customers, and our communities. But we also recognize the opportunity and responsibility we have to make a positive impact on our planet.

Commitment to Our Communities

Waste Reduction

Fiber waste represents the vast majority of our total manufacturing waste. 18% is reclaimed and reusable back into the process and 82% is non-reusable and recycled off-site. The percent that goes to the landfill? Zero.

Mount Vernon’s Trion, Georgia, location is Chattooga County’s largest employer, but generates less than 5% of the county’s solid waste.

Water Usage Reduction

Since 2008, we have saved 790 million gallons of water by reducing, reclaiming, and reusing. That’s enough to fill more than 21,000 20’x40’ swimming pools (59 per day for one year). This amount would provide the 1,779 residents of Trion with water for more than five years.

From 2012 to 2019, water usage per pound of production has declined 22.7%. And since 1999, water withdrawal from Trion Spring, which includes Mount Vernon’s process water and drinking water for the Town of Trion, has decreased by 38%.


Since 2008, Mount Vernon’s operations collectively have reduced CO2 emissions by 438,969,000 kg. This is the equivalent of taking nearly 100,000 passenger cars off the road and saving nearly 50 billion gallons of gasoline.

Since 1999, regulated air pollutant emissions have been reduced by 68% and volatile organic compound air emissions have been reduced by 65%. And from 2008 to 2019, total greenhouse gas emissions from on-site fuel combustion and electricity usage at our Trion operations have declined 41.2%.