GEM-Project organizes Textile Cluster Meeting

Greening Ethiopia Manufacturing (GEM)-project organized Textile Cluster Meeting on April 4, 2019 at Harmony Hotel.

Cluster members were briefed on the activities performed up to date, advisory on sustainable product design, the free market access portal “Ethiopia Green Manufacturing Portal“ and the importance B–Corp Certification for sustainable fashion design.

World experience on Sustainable Textile/Garment Manufacturing Cluster and the steps to develop a cluster were presented. Moreover, Peru’s sustainable fashion cluster that is regaining its competitive advantage by greening its product was shown.

Cluster members discussed in detail their problems to produce sustainable textile/garment. The president of Ethiopian Textile & Garment Manufacturers Association has indicated that Textile & Garment Manufacturers in Ethiopia need new ideas which help them to solve their day to day problems.

Finally, cluster members training needs assessment was conducted and study visit and related to textile/garment cluster experience sharing was discussed.