AEPC launches sustainability program for apparel export units

The Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) has launched the Apparel Industry Sustainability Action to assess the current status of the Indian garment industry, encourage greater reach of beneficial measures among MSMEs, hold units with demonstrations and solutions, improving the brand visibility of sustainable companies in the global market. platform and reflect on the political direction needed.

According to a press release from the Council, Naren Goenka, President of AEPC, said at a recent meeting on the project that global clothing production is expected to increase by 63% by 2030. This will cause growing global concern. about the harmful impact that the fashion industry brings. Moreover, with growing consumer awareness of sustainability and gaps in global markets, the Indian apparel industry needs to take steps towards sustainability.

Sudhir Sekhri, Vice Chairman of the Council, said AEPC launched the project with the support of the Ministry of Textiles.

AEPC has also published a compendium and companies included in the sustainability compendium will be featured on the dedicated sustainability social media platform for wide publicity. Sustainable development prizes will also be awarded. Award-winning Indian companies will showcase their collections in the specially curated “Sustainability Corner” of the India Pavilion in 2023 “Pure London, UK” and “Who’s Next” Paris.

Michael O. Stutler