Greening Vietnam’s textile and garment sector to boost exports to EU

Aurora IP

Aurora IP

HANOI, Vietnam, Nov. 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Approximately 92 million tons of textile waste is generated globally each year, and global emissions from the garment industry are expected to increase by 50% by 2030. These are alarming figures on the state of environmental pollution caused by the textile and clothing industry.

Greening the textile industry is becoming more crucial than ever, with the European Commission (EC) recently proposing that goods must meet green design criteria. The EC has suggested a new strategy to make textiles more durable, repairable, reusable and recyclable, to tackle fast fashion, textile waste and the destruction of unsold textiles, and to ensure that their manufacture is carried out in compliance with rights. social.

Meanwhile, the EU is a traditional and key market for Vietnam’s textile and footwear industries, especially with the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA). According to details given by Vu Duc Giang, Chairman of the Vietnam Textile and Clothing Association, textile and clothing exports to the EU in the first half of this year soared by around 40% compared to the same period last year.

With the CE green design criteria, the greening of textiles and garments is gaining more and more attention. Improvement and adaptation are essential for Vietnam’s exports to the EU market.

Vietnamese trade adviser to Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway, Nguyen Thi Hoang Thuy, told the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) that sustainable production is a must. Vietnamese companies continue to face several challenges in meeting the criteria for sustainable textiles due to a lack of development space plans for a large-scale textile and dyeing industry. Meanwhile, Nordic is a demanding market with high demands on environmental standards.

However, she pointed out that there is still a lot of room for the leather, footwear and textile industry to enter the EU market. In addition to the origin of the product, the use of recycled materials and compliance with labor and environmental standards are essential.

Aurora IP

Aurora IP

Realizing that “every challenge is an opportunity”, Aurora IP developed by Cat Tuong Real Estate Group is at the forefront of building and developing a green textile industrial park.

Aurora IP is one of the few IPs in Vietnam qualified to host fabric dyeing facilities. Its infrastructure is designed in synchrony with one of the largest water supply and sanitation capacities in the country as well as the development of complex social infrastructure.

For example, Aurora’s sewage treatment system is well-designed with a large capacity of 110,000 m3/day night, divided into modules with advanced and synchronous technology, and must ensure the standard reception and treatment of sewage. before rejection.

According to experts, solutions towards green industrial parks must always meet the most basic requirements such as electricity, water and labor resources.

Aurora IP is strategically located in Ninh Co Economic Zone, which spans 14,000 hectares with complete infrastructure such as airport, seaport and power supply facilities. In terms of manpower, the IP is supplied by two sources including a local supply of 10,000 workers with a secondary school diploma or basic training for the IP and a supply of 130,000 people aged 21 to 35. in the surrounding neighborhoods.

Aurora IP’s direction towards the green textile industry, experts say, is the right path as global textile companies have shifted their focus to “green companies”. Sustainable development is the most important strategic objective for companies in this sector.

According to ResearchAndMarkets.com, Asia-Pacific is expected to witness significant growth in the overall green textiles market due to the widespread adoption of greener technologies to address environmental concerns in the region and comply with rules of origin. clothing and textile products. .

“Amid the increasing stringent requirements for a green and sustainable textile industry, Aurora IP is well aware of its responsibility to build an industrial park that fully meets the stringent greening requirements of the textile industry. We believe that the development of parks eco-industrial is seen as a solution not only to overcome the limitations and inadequacies of environmental problems, but also to promote sustainable growth,” said Mr. Tran Quoc Viet – Chairman and CEO of Cat Tuong Group.

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Michael O. Stutler