CO Data

Sustainable Manufacturing: Size & Scope

An estimated 2.21% of fashion production facilities are manufacturing sustainably – using certified ecologically sound practices, meeting key labour or fair trade standards, or addressing social needs.

Sustainable manufacturing relates to whether methods and techniques used are more ecologically sustainable, meet or exceed minimum international labour standards, or address social needs. 

For fashion and textiles, the sustainable manufacturing sector comprises those factories and facilities that use these methods when producing and processing fibres, fabrics and garments.

Independent recognition through certification or adherence to recognised sustainable initiatives is currently the most di…

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