Invitation to Innovative Business Practices and Economic Models in the Textile Value Chain (InTex) Policy Training Workshop
25 November – Innovative Business Practices and Economic Models in the Textile Value Chain (InTex) Policy Training Workshop
The National Cleaner Production Centre, South Africa (NCPC-SA) and the Centre for African Resource Efficiency and Sustainability (CARES), invite you to attend a policy training workshop, presented as part of the project: Innovative Business Practices and Economic Models in the Textile Value Chain (InTex).
The workshop will provide an overview of this UN Environment project, as well as the Clothing, Textile, Footwear and Leather Master Plan and how they work to advance the sector, particularly with regards to SMMEs. The workshop is aimed at the textile value chain and will provide an overview and understanding of the policy landscape in the sector.
The InTex project aims to:
Increase among SMEs and governments the knowledge on resource efficiency, life cycle thinking, circularity and eco-innovation in the textile value chain.
Train textiles stakeholders on eco-innovation and product environment footprint (PEF).
Accompany textiles businesses to transform their approach and business models in order to increase sustainability and circularity in the textile value chain.
Increase the access to environmental and lifecycle data so that textiles businesses and policymakers can make better informed decisions and implement relevant strategies.
Provide evidence of the environmental and socio-economic impacts of the different sustainable economic models in the textiles value chain, to help bridge the science-policy gap and raise awareness on the potential impacts of adopting and fostering innovative sustainable and circular policies and practices.