Climate & Environment

How does climate change affect the garment and textiles industry?

The garment and textiles sector is not only vulnerable to the effects of climate change, but it is also a key contributor to the problem. What initiatives, projects and publications are shining a light on the Climate & Environmental challenge in the sector? What solutions already exist in the industry and what more needs to be done?

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Interview: “Fostering a recycling industry will definitely put Cambodia on the international map for circularity”

Interview: “Fostering a recycling industry will definitely put Cambodia on the international map for circularity”

An interview with Massimiliano Tropeano, FABRIC Asia, Senior Advisor for Garment Sector, about the importance of a better waste management and what solutions are available.

Interview: Find out what the Climate Action Training is all about

Interview: Find out what the Climate Action Training is all about

An interview with Tracy Nilsson, adidas' Senior Director of Social-Environmental Affair and a passionate advocate for sustainability issues in the fashion industry.

How to improve Chemical Management through more Sustainable Practices

How to improve Chemical Management through more Sustainable Practices

How can factories improve their own Chemical Management systems? What role do brands, retailers and suppliers play in this process? Find the answers here.

Learnings and Tools

Learnings and Tools

The garment and textiles sector is not only vulnerable to the effects of Climate Change, but it is also a key contributor to the problem. What learnings and tools are shining a light on the Climate and Environmental challenge in the sector? What solutions already exist in the industry and what more needs to be done? 

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‘Intensified competition with China’ dents Pakistan’s textile sector: Economic Survey 2023-24

Intensified competition with China and weakened external demand hit Pakistan’s textile sector, which remained at the receiving end during the outgoing fiscal year, albeit its contraction was lower.

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How can brands and suppliers protect garment workers from the risks of extreme heat?

Environmental challenges have human impacts, and human challenges have environmental impacts. The evolution of this understanding culminated in 2022 when the United Nation’s General Assembly declared access to a clean and healthy environment to be a universal human right. The escalating climate crisis illustrates with frightening urgency how our societal failure to recognise and respect this right is impacting workers.

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Massive cut in freshwater usage by Bangladesh apparel industry

Over 450 textile and RMG factories in Bangladesh under IFC-led programme 'Partnership for Cleaner Textile' reduced freshwater consumption by 35 billion litres and cut wastewater discharge by 29 billion litres annually. As per IFC, freshwater saved through reduced consumption under the initiative could meet annual water need of over 1.9 million people.

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TMC Public Webinar: An Introduction to Fibre Fragmentation & The Triple Planetary Impact

2024-06-25 21:00:00+07:00 to 2024-06-25 22:00:00+07:00  (9:00 PM — 10:00 PM)  UTC+07

Online


Better Cotton Conference 2024

2024-06-26 00:00:00+07:00 to 2024-06-27 23:59:59+07:00  UTC+07

Istanbul, Turkey


Building value chains for mixed textile waste with the RegioGreenTex Lowlands Hub

2024-06-27 16:30:00+07:00 to 2024-06-27 18:00:00+07:00  (4:30 PM — 6:00 PM)  UTC+07

Online


Manufacturer Forum: Shanghai

2024-06-28 00:00:00+07:00 to 2024-06-28 23:59:59+07:00  UTC+07

Shanghai, China



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