Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Manufacturers take lead on sustainable fashion

The textile and fashion industry in Singapore is playing a leadership role in promoting sustainable fashion, clearly a first in Asia. The lead is being taken by the Textile & Fashion Industry Federation of Singapore (TAFF), the apex industry body.

I recently had the privilege of developing national competency framework standards for sustainable fashion for Singapore's textile and fashion industry. Based on the competency standards then I helped develop a three-day course on sustainable fashion value chain complete with an assessment plan. The course will be run by the Textile and Fashion Industry Training Centre, the training arm of the Textile and Fashion federation of Singapore. The course will be generously subsidised by the government which is keen to build sustainable fashion capabilities for the industry.

The Singapore industry is also hosting an international conference on sustainable fashion to be held on the 24th Nov 2010. I will be one of the speakers at the conference speaking on "Establishing the Industry Standards for Sustainable Fashion." Other key speakers include Adidas, M&S, Organic Exchange, IFC / World Bank Group, and Brandix-Sri Lanka.

See here for more detailed programme, or here.

To register for the seminar, see here, or get in touch with Textile & Fashion Industry Training Centre Pte Ltd, 2 Leng Kee Road, #02-09 Thye Hong Centre, Singapore 159086, Tel +65 64759897 Fax (65) 74753583 E-mail:

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