This post summarizes the findings of the 2021 SITA report, Going for Green, aimed at instituting sustainable value chains in the East African leather and textile sectors. The 16 actionable recommendations can help policymakers address environmental compliance in these key sectors in a comprehensive manner.
This post discusses SITA's guide to address the financing gap, providing MSMEs in East Africa with key information on available funding sources. These include debt and equity funding from private equity funds, local and international development finance institutions, debt and mezzanine financiers, refundable and non-refundable grants, and crowdfunding platforms.
Inspiring stories of greening abound in the textile and leather sectors. Transforming these isolated process innovations into full blown industrial practices is necessary to scale up their impact. The Apparel Impact Institute works with facilities hands-on in fuelling a larger industrial shift towards cleaner and more responsible production.