The Organic Cotton Training Curriculum, launched by the Organic Cotton Accelerator (OCA), is the first organic cotton growers training package developed in over a decade and includes in-depth modules and activity guides to work alongside existing participatory training methods.
The Governments of Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan and Viet Nam have joined forces to fight chemical pollution, launching a joint $43-million programme to manage and reduce hazardous chemicals in their textile industries.
Garment workers in Pakistan have been able to secure a wage raise after being on strike for almost a month. The wage win is signifcant, especially in the backdrop of rising inflation and the devastating floods that have wreaked havoc in the country.
To be able to source/manufacture earth-friendly denim, communication is key which calls for a need to stay constantly updated. That would sound like a dictum from a management manual—only, things don’t work that way on the ground. So, what do companies do? texfash.com explores.
As the Denim Premiere Vision marks its return to a physical format today at Berlin, the big hope kindled is that there will be a strong showcase of sustainable and ecological treatments and articles. texfash.com talks to a cross-section of exhibitors and visitors.
Primark's Sustainable Cotton Programme trains farmers on using fewer chemical pesticides and fertilisers and less water, thus lowering input costs and improving profits for farmers. The retailer has now announced that it will train an additional 125,000 smallholder cotton farmers in more sustainable farming methods in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh by the end of 2023.