Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / UNIDO publishes new guidebook for exporters
UNIDO publishes new guidebook for exporters
30
Oct '10
The United Nations agency tasked with promoting industrial development has launched a new guidebook on private standards for exporters in developing countries working in the garments, footwear and furniture sectors to help them access global production and supply chains.

The publication by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), “Making private standards work for you: A guide to private standards in the garments, footwear and furniture sectors”, outlines a strategic approach for suppliers in developing countries.

Private standards, also known as business values, norms, ethics, codes, principles or morals, are considered to be one of the ways of promoting social development and environmental sustainability in global value chains.

Some estimates suggest that more than 1,000 codes of conduct and management systems exist. But most companies in developing countries do not have much tangible information.

The Chairman of the Vietnam Apparel and Textiles Association, Van Dao, said the new guidebook would “provide producers who are trying to enter into business with major buyers and retailers, with invaluable information on what is facing them".

"When trading with global buyers, on top of national, regional or international standards and technical regulations, a business now needs to comply with private standards as well,” said Van Dao.

The guidebook was funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and developed in collaboration with the Dutch Centre for Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI).

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Applied DNA Sciences

Apparel/Garments | On 24th Feb 2017

SigNatureT DNA can help prevent apparel counterfeiting

SigNatureT DNA is forensic molecular tag by Applied DNA Sciences...

Textiles | On 24th Feb 2017

Pakistan's textile exports down 1.54% in July-Jan FY17

The value of textile and garment exports made by Pakistan decreased...

Courtesy: The Irish News/Christian Cowan (Google)

Fashion | On 24th Feb 2017

Google & Christian Cowan create 'really blue' jeans

Google has partnered with British fashion designer Christian Cowan to ...

Interviews View All

Frank Gossmann
Rotorcraft AG

‘RT3 motto is: Do not check millimetres, check colours.’

Akash Khetan
Narayan Tex Fab

I find it hard to find professionals in Surat

Priyanka
Studio Priyanka Rajiv

‘To reinvent the age-old tradition of embroidery to suit demographics and...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
February 2017

February 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search