Recommended Green Practices for Exporting Sustainable Clothing to Canada | Company

A garment factory in Vietnam (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – An official advised companies to adopt green practices ensure sustainable growth in textiles and clothing
export to canadawhere Vietnam ranks second among exporters of these products.

Data from Canada shows that Vietnam exported approximately USD 1.2 billion worth of textiles and garments to the North American market in 2021. Export growth amounted to 40.8% from 2018 to 2022. leveraging the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), to which both parties are signatories, revenues could reach USD 1.5 billion this year.

However, Tran Thu Quynh, Trade Counselor and Head of Vietnam Trade Office in Canada, said that to achieve sustainable export growth, companies should design a carbon reduction strategy, adopt a circular production model, use recyclable materials and clean energy, and practicing energy efficiency. .

They also need to keep abreast of new industry certificate systems and comply with buyers’ reporting requirements, she told the Vietnam News Agency.

Recommended Green Practices for Exporting Sustainable Clothing to Canada hinh anh 2Tran Thu Quynh, Trade Counselor and Head of Vietnam Trade Office in Canada, talks to a visitor from Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada. (Photo: VNA)

The official noted that the trade office is working to publicize the sustainable and circular production capabilities of Vietnamese companies and introduce companies with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certificates to Canadian partners.

Quynh said “greening” is an inevitable trend in the textile and garment industry, forcing Vietnamese companies to strive for sustainable development.

In particular, in response to Canada’s demand for diversification of sources of supply, India, Indonesia and Sri Lanka have become strong rivals thanks to their capacities to manufacture sophisticated products. This is another challenge for Vietnamese companies, she added.

At Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada held at the Toronto Convention Center from November 7-9, the Vietnam Pavilion gives international partners a glimpse into the country’s textile and apparel industry, which is striving to apply environmentally friendly technology. It also encourages major brands in North America to pay attention to CPTPP-created opportunities to strengthen connectivity in production and supply chains with Vietnam.

Also during this event, the largest of its kind in North America, the Vietnam trade office had a meeting with the head of the Canadian Apparel Federation to discuss directions for cooperation in the industry.

Thanks to the full reopening, Canadian demand for textile and apparel imports has rebounded strongly. Insiders said there was relatively much room for Vietnam to increase its exports to this market despite considerable competitive pressure./.

Michael O. Stutler