Welcome to the first edition of Modelling Sustainability: the first biannual global report from the Sweden Textile Water Initiative (STWI) Projects – the largest global public-private partnership in the field of sustainable textiles today.
Textile manufacturing is amongst the largest industrial users of water and is poised for transformation. In order to inspire this transformation towards a water wise future, the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and Sustainability Outlook have teamed up to share fact-based trends on how the textile industry is evolving in some key production centres.
This first edition is based on information from two key sources gathered, analysed and collated from the Sweden Textile Water Initiative’s Global Projects:
- Data obtained from the STWI Programme where we are closely working with 80+ factories in China, India, Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Turkey
- Inputs from field practitioners and experts who are actively engaged in the STWI
This reports provides a glimpse of STWI’s global benchmark database, putting such high-level data in the public domain for the first time.
Collaboration is a core value that governed this report’s development. For this issue, we interviewed participants of STWI’s award-winning pilot SWAR, who provide insights into the practicalities of collaboration among competing brands and manufacturers on establishing a common learning platform.
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions regarding this report, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Aparna Khadelwal, Sustainability Outlook: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rami Abdelrahman, Programme Manager, STWI Projects: email@example.com
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