The FABRIC project (Promoting Sustainability in the Textile and Garment
Industry in Asia) supports the Asian textile industry in its transformation
towards fair production for people and the environment. It identifies the
common interests of key actors – in the factories, ministries, civil society
and international brand manufacturers – and brings them together with the aim
of developing a shared vision of sustainability and promoting greater
Acting as a think tank, the project creates a pool of knowledge from successful sustainability initiatives in individual countries and disseminates that expertise across the wider region. In cooperation with global initiatives it works with industry stakeholders towards adopting a joint position on sustainable production criteria. The project operates in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar, Pakistan and Vietnam and also works with China.
It primarily works on the five components: regional dialogue and knowledge-sharing, cooperation with the private sector, social and labour standards with special focus on gender, COVID-19 responses and tackling the environmental issues.
The FABRIC project initiated the STAR Network (Sustainable Textile of the Asian Region) as a platform for regional dialogue of the Asian producer associations in the textile and garment industry.
For more information about the STAR Network, please see Here
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)GmbH
As a service provider with worldwide operations in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbHworks together with its partners to develop effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions. GIZ is a public-benefit federal enterprise and supports the German Government as well as many public and private sector clients in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security.