SITA launches two reports for East Africa’s Textile and Leather industry at Going4Green 2021

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Sustainable value chains in textile and leather are now more important than ever, with a marked shift in international sourcing patterns, based on environmental compliance. In partnership with Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), SITA has organised Going4Green to support textile and leather manufacturers to be sustainable and grow their businesses.

Do you need certification in order to be able to export your goods? Or are you struggling to access finance? Going4Green was an in-person and online event for East African leather and textile manufacturers like you. At Going4Green, SITA’s industry experts explained the basics of environmental compliance for export certification and accessing finance – before directing participating businesses to specific solutions.

At Going4Green, ITC has also launched two reports on pertinent barriers to sustainability in East Africa’s Textile sector:

  • Going for Green: Technical Report.
    International fashion brands want to be sustainable, so they need their suppliers to comply to sustainability standards. SITA’s Going for Green report looks at sustainability solutions that support East African suppliers to make the transition, so that they can sell both inputs and finished goods to international markets.
  • Renewable Energy in East Africa: Technical Report
    With private and public investment, the hurdles that have thwarted large-scale deployment of renewables in East Africa can be overcome. SITA is launching a report on the state and future of renewables in the textile sector, based on Textile Sector Learnings from the Indian Experience.
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