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Sustainable development of Asia's textile and garment industry

Sustainable development of Asia's textile and garment industry

With its significant impact on resources and environment, industrial growth, trade, employment, skills development and livelihoods, the textile industry remains a sector of utmost relevance for both developed and developing countries worldwide.

Asia has historically been a key player in this field, with many of its countries notorious for sourcing and processing textile products. A latecomer in the group, Myanmar has recently become an appealing new destination for foreign investment in this industry.

Building on the discussions held during the SWITCH-Asia Regional Roundtable in Yangon, this paper illustrates challenges and opportunities towards a sustainable development of this industry in Asia, with experts’ insights and case-studies from SWITCH-Asia projects operating in this sector.

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