Ethiopia needs to fo­cus on sus­tain­able tex­tile pro­duc­tion

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Ethiopia needs to bol­ster its ef­forts of be­ing one of ma­jor tex­tile and gar­ment hubs in the world by fo­cus­ing on sus­tain­able pro­duc­tion. Ul­rich Plein, Man­ager, Sus­tain­able Tex­tile Pro­gram

(eTex) and In­ter­na­tional Wa­ter Stew­ard­ship Pro­gram (IWaSP), while ap­pre­ci­at­ing Govern­ment’s ef­forts to pro­mote ap­parel and tex­tile sec­tor in the coun­try, said this, fur­ther adding that Ethiopia needs to brand it­self as one of the sus­tain­able part­ners in the ap­parel and tex­tile sec­tor. eTex and IWaSP are be­ing im­ple­mented in part­ner­ship with Ger­man Agency for In­ter­na­tional Co­op­er­a­tion (GIZ). It is im­por­tant to note here that the Ger­man Govern­ment’s pro­gram for sus­tain­able pro­duc­tion of ap­parel and tex­tiles aims at pro­vid­ing in­sti­tu­tional sup­port to Ethiopian ap­parel firms. No­tably, e-Tex is at present work­ing with lo­cal firms in Ethiopia to help them achieve the re­quired en­vi­ron­men­tal and so­cial stan­dards so that th­ese firms are eas­ily able to ven­ture into the in­ter­na­tional mar­ket and get buy­ers. Plein also said that two pri­vate train­ing cen­tres have been set up at Mekelle and Hawassa in­dus­trial parks for pro­vid­ing train­ing to work­ers in pri­vate sec­tor and thereby en­hanc­ing qual­ity and ef­fi­ciency.

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