By Marieke Weerdesteijn, Solidaridad Netherlands, Sustainable Fashion Team
I am preparing for a very exciting trip to Bangladesh for our PaCT programme: Partnership for Cleaner Textile (www.textilepact.org). IFC and Solidaridad, with support of the Dutch Government, work with 8 partner brands and other key stakeholders in Bangladesh, to support PaCT partner factories in the implementation of cleaner production practices ànd to contribute to a shift to a more sustainable wet processing sector overall.
We are convinced that problems of excessive resource consumption (water, energy and chemicals) and pollution can be solved if we all take ownership and collaborate! New developments in the input industry (e.g. dyes, machinery and enzymes) for instance, provide opportunities for the textile dyeing and finishing industry to reduce resource consumption and pollution.
But change is not easy! How to successful… Read more here.