Collaboration for sustainable textile supply chain

A significant portion of the carbon footprint - and other ecological impacts - of apparel is upstream and midstream. A sustainable supply chain hence is vital for an industry striving for sustainability. 

Achieving such sustainability is not easy for textiles and fashion gave the diversity and complexity of players in the supply chain. One approach that could significantly enhance the sustainability of supply chains will be a collaboration between textile, fashion, and apparel brands.


Logistics professionals

Senior or top management

Sourcing professionals

Textile fiber cultivation professional

Vital Stats

How does it work?

  • Supply chains should be structured and managed to reduce environmental impact and build climate resilience and to ensure that jobs and economic benefits generated by supply chains will support inclusive growth.
  • Collaborative initiatives harness the collective insights and lessons of the private sector and their stakeholders to make supply chain sustainable.

Sustainability benefits

Environmental sustainability - Collaboration for supply chain can increase efficiencies along multiple points in the value chain and reduce the overall carbon footprint of the industry


Collaboration of supply chains at scale also has the potential to enhance transparency in sourcing.

Stage of commercialization

Early stage

Types of professionals who can improve the solution

Management consultants, Operations researchers, Chief sustainability officer, IT solution providers, Supply chain managers

Specifically relevant to any geography?

Decarbonization Potential


Value Chain

Transport or distribution , Storage and warehousing , Retail ,

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