CO Data

Apparel Production: Fibre to Fabric to Fashion

Before a garment goes on sale in the retail market, it passes through various stages of processing and production, ready to sell, or to export from producer to the consumer country.

Discussions about the garment sector often overlook these different stages through which raw fibre is transformed into the final garment. These stages are, however, key to tracking the environmental and social impacts of the industry. So it is worth drilling down into the data available to assess their scale, value…