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Fashion for Good, CAIF outline opportunities for India

Oct '20
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Fashion for Good, the global initiative to make all fashion good, together with Circular Apparel Innovation Factory (CAIF), has released a first of its kind report outlining the opportunities and solutions across the Indian supply chains that are enabling the industry to leap towards sustainability. India is a global leader in apparel/fashion manufacturing.

The ongoing search for circular innovations to address the critical environmental challenges unique to the industry requires context to factor in the nuances and uniqueness of the local landscape. The report “State of Circular Innovation in the Indian Fashion and Textile Industry” maps the entire landscape, showcasing the opportunities driving the industry in India forward.

“This report is not only an indepth look into the Indian innovation landscape, but an invaluable tool for anyone looking to make a positive impact in the region. With action and all industry actors coming together to capitalise on these innovations, India is positioned to transform the fashion industry towards circularity,” said Fashion for Good managing director Katrin Ley.

"Innovators and their innovations have been the bed-rock of human progress and evolution from the very early civilisations. This truly collaborative effort, which maps and surfaces the amazing work already happening, helps reframe our mindset from 'what's not working?' to one that asks 'what's working despite the odds?'. The challenges plaguing the industry have been well documented, discussed and debated. Perhaps it's time to shift the narrative to solutions. This work does just that," said CAIF director Venkat Kotamaraju.

The report providing comprehensive overview of state of circular innovation in the Indian fashion and textile industry was released during a live session “India’s Future in Textile Manufacturing” hosted by CAIF yesterday. The session featured experts from Fashion for Good, CAIF, Arvind Limited and Aditya Birla Fashion Retail Limited (ABFRL), India's largest manufacturing & retail branded-fashion apparel company.

This is the first time an overview has been compiled for the Indian innovation landscape, mapping the innovations that exist in India and the state of innovation across the supply chain, from raw materials through to end-of-use. The report highlights the exciting developments and momentum with which the region is accelerating towards circularity.

The report also identifies areas for additional attention and investment, providing an indispensable resource for stakeholders and investors wanting to better understand the sector and take the appropriate steps to maximise positive impact.

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