The potential for green textile sourcing from Tirupur – on the path to more sustainable global textile chains - Projects
The potential for green textile sourcing from Tirupur – on the path to more sustainable global textile chains
Updated : October 2020
City and local administration
Digital solution providers for textiles industry
Testing and standards professionals
Textile industry sustainability professionals
The analysis focuses on the potential for applying Ecolabel standards and environmental management systems in Tirupur to positively influence environmental performance locally. The supply side in Tirupur has already undertaken huge investments and adjustments to live up to the ZLD norms and has therefore proactively paved the way for higher environmental standards in the value chain. A Green Textile Cluster in Tirupur would be able to support more sustainable practices in the textile industry from the design phase to the reuse of waste in closed loops and investment in sustainable energy sources. The companies in Tirupur that wish to be part of a Green Textile Cluster can also apply joint Ecolabel criteria, which makes it easier to brand the environmental standards on the market. The role of the Nordic buyers and institutions involved in the project will be to promote Eco Labelled textiles from Tirupur on the Nordic market.
Some important activities in an implementation project include capacity building of local organisations like the Tirupur Textile Committee and other relevant organisations to enable them to promote and support local companies in the Ecolabel certification process. Nordic SMEs can play an active role in influencing their suppliers to invest in Ecolabels and EMS. The implementation of ZLD norms ensures that Tirupur companies live up to the ETP criteria of Ecolabels like the EU Flower and the Nordic Swan.