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Why mainstreaming green finance is key to real industry sustainability

Why mainstreaming green finance is key to real industry sustainability

Green sustainability metrics are evolving quickly, with financial institutions increasingly adopting them. Innovation in green financing is key to ensure a fair and just transition, says Rakesh Vazirani, Head of Sustainability Services at TÜV Rheinland Group.

“This widespread breakdown across the industry has illuminated how fragile the system really was”

“This widespread breakdown across the industry has illuminated how fragile the system really was”

Industry experts agree that the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to shape garment production in Asia far into 2021 and beyond. But how will the pandemic affect garment production systems and practices? And manufacturers and workers? Here are the perspectives of industry stakeholders.

Learning: Want to know what the Factory Improvement Toolset (FIT) is all about?

Learning: Want to know what the Factory Improvement Toolset (FIT) is all about?

Learn more about the FIT and what added value it has for manufacturers in particular. It's just a click away!

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Coating could reduce microplastic shedding

"Canadian researchers say they have developed a coating which could reduce the amount of microplastic fibres shed when washing synthetic fabrics by more than 90 per cent." ...

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Crazy acquires production site in Romania

"Crazy announces the purchase of the CVL Idea Production SRL plant located in Fetesti, Romania, a transaction that is part of its strategy to reduce time to market as well as improve product quality a ...

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Levi’s says robots took on 25,000 hours of work last year

"Levi’s has scaled its automation program, allocating 25,000 hours of work to a team of in-house robots over the past year. The company announced plans to reassign a number of “tedious” tasks—from dat ...

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Business Resilience Guides: Guides for garment factories to build resilience during and after COVID-19

The ILO provides a series of six action-oriented guides for garment factories in Asia to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and to build business resilience. This fact sheet provides an introduction to the series.

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Arron Goldman  | August 08, 2021

Business Resilience Guides: Reducing costs

For garment manufacturers navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, this guide helps factory managers reduce costs to ease financial liquidity and cash flow pressures on their factory operations.

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Arron Goldman  | August 08, 2021

Factory Improvement Toolset: Cleaner Production 1 – Reducing resources use Production systems

‘Introduction to cleaner production’ is a training for garment manufacturers to become familiar with the concept and mechanisms of cleaner production. Participants will work on understanding and applying cleaner production strategies to save materials and energy in their factory.

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Arron Goldman  | August 08, 2021

Factory Improvement Toolset: Planning for cutting - Cutting room operations

'Planning for cutting' is a training for garment manufacturers to improve cutting room operations. Participants will work on planning weekly and daily cutting operations.

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Arron Goldman  | August 08, 2021

Factory Improvement Toolset: Issuing bundles - Cutting room operations

'Issuing bundles' is a training for garment manufacturers to improve cutting room operations. Participants will work on receiving requisitions, issuing, and recording issued quantities.

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Arron Goldman  | August 08, 2021

Factory Improvement Toolset: Solving problems in the factory - An introduction to FIT

‘Solving problems in the factory’ is an introductory module for participants that never have participated in a FIT session before. It teaches participants to identify problems and find solutions while learning more about FIT.

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Arron Goldman  | August 08, 2021

Factory Improvement Toolset: Using the bundle system - Sewing room operations

'Using the bundle system' is a training for garment manufacturers to improve sewing room operations. Participants will work on implementing the bundle system and improving their line layouts and material flow.

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Arron Goldman  | August 08, 2021

Factory Improvement Toolset: Organizing the sewing room - Sewing room operations

'Organizing the sewing room' is a training for garment manufacturers to improve sewing room operations. Participants will work on improving the sewing room and lines’ layout and workflow, keeping the room tidy, and training workers.

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Arron Goldman  | August 08, 2021

Industry Events on Business & Productivity

Human Impacts of Trends Changing the Apparel & Footwear Sector

2023-02-14 23:00:00+07:00 to 2023-02-15 00:30:00+07:00  (11:00 PM — 12:30 AM)  UTC+07

Online


OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector

2023-02-16 00:00:00+07:00 to 2023-02-17 23:59:59+07:00  UTC+07

Online & OECD Conference Centre, Paris


Adapt > Align > Act: 2023 AAFA Executive Summit

2023-03-01 00:00:00+07:00 to 2023-03-03 23:59:59+07:00  UTC+07

Washington, DC


Microfibers x Biodegradation = Reduced Impact

2023-03-10 02:00:00+07:00 to 2023-03-10 03:00:00+07:00  (2:00 AM — 3:00 AM)  UTC+07

Online



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