Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Delaware univ helps revive South African cotton industry
Delaware univ helps revive South African cotton industry
12
Mar '15
courtesy: University of Delaware
courtesy: University of Delaware
Faculty and graduate students from the University of Delaware’s Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies have come forward to help establish a Southern African Sustainable Textile and Apparel Cluster to boost South Africa’s declining cotton textile and apparel industries.

With a five-year grant, approximately of $20 million, from South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry, the socially responsible apparel promotion-focused department is assisting in creating a sustainable supply chain, right from the cotton field to retail, which will aim to reduce the harmful side-effects on environment and people involved in production.

In its first year of the project, the department has researched and collected data from large and small farmers on the current environmental and labour laws and practices followed in the country. It has also conducted a workshop seeking inputs from collaborators and sharing valuable information on sustainability. Additionally, a programme to analyse the supply chain’s production capabilities has also been initiated.

During the second year of the ongoing project, the American university department plans to assist South African educational institutions, specialising in apparel-related courses, in introducing sustainability into their syllabus.

The framework of the initiative has been developed using the department’s exceptional expertise in areas like sustainability and social responsibility, consumer behaviour and apparel design, research, practices, programmes and solutions towards making a sustainable industry.

After the end of apartheid-era trade approvals, many of the cotton farmers, textile mills and apparel makers in the African nation have become dysfunctional due to increased global competition, easy availability of cheap imported clothing, an uncertain market and insufficient funding issues. (PB)

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Mikes Photos from Pexels

Apparel/Garments | On 17th Oct 2018

Bangladesh garment exports swell 14.66% in Q1 FY19

Readymade garment exports from Bangladesh increased by 14.66 per cent ...

Courtesy: Sourcemap

Apparel/Garments | On 17th Oct 2018

Sourcemap launches 1st free digital map of apparel units

New York-based software company Sourcemap recently launched the Open...

US apparel industry is already highly tariffed: AAFA

Apparel/Garments | On 17th Oct 2018

US apparel industry is already highly tariffed: AAFA

The American apparel and footwear industry is highly tariffed, as per ...

Interviews View All

Krishnanand Tripathi, Textrade International Ltd

Krishnanand Tripathi
Textrade International Ltd

We believe in vocational education for entry-level employees, offering...

Poojaa Kumar Deepak, Zeven

Poojaa Kumar Deepak
Zeven

Zeven's performance sports apparel is designed for the Indian body type,...

Rahuul Jashnani, Jashn

Rahuul Jashnani
Jashn

‘Online economy has changed the whole dynamics of buying habits.’

Manoj Sorathiya,

Manoj Sorathiya

Surat-based Sunrise Imports & Exports Co is a manufacturer and...

Maya Simova,

Maya Simova

Inter Expo and Congress Center (IEC) is a prominent exhibition centre in...

Sham Shah,

Sham Shah

Shamal and Shamal Pvt Ltd is into manufacturing and sales of textile...

Mohammad Hassan, Biax Fiberfilm

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Razvan Popescu, Directa Plus SpA

Razvan Popescu
Directa Plus SpA

Directa Plus is one of the largest producers and suppliers worldwide of...

Kazuaki Yazawa, Purdue University

Kazuaki Yazawa
Purdue University

Scientist <b>Kazuaki Yazawa</b> has developed thermoelectric semiconductor ...

Amiben Shroff, Shrujan

Amiben Shroff
Shrujan

From its modest beginning in the late 1960s, Shrujan has grown into a...

Tony Ward, Tony Ward

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Wendell Rodricks, Wendell Rodricks

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

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

Leave your Comments


October 2018

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

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search