Sustainable Textile of the Asian Region (STAR)

The STAR Network (Sustainable Textile of the Asian Region) is the first inter-Asian network of producer associations. It was initiated by GIZs FABRIC project, which is promoting sustainability in the textile and garment industry in Asia.

The network brings together representatives of the producing associations from Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Myanmar, Pakistan and Vietnam. The network’s members all meet regularly and have undertaken work together in order to promote sustainable production.

As a platform for dialogue, the network helps members find solutions to the challenges they all face. The platform is used to announce relevant dates for the industry and publish information on good practice from pioneering factories on subjects such as workplace health, affirmative action for women and waste management.

The STAR Network is also co-organizer of the conference series "Asian Dialogues on Sustainable Production in the Textile and Garment Sector". The Asian Dialogues are a platform where representatives of the Asian textile industry, government bodies, buyers and employees discuss challenges and opportunities on the way towards sustainability and develop a more cooperative relationship.

Towel Manufacturers Association (TMA), Pakistan Textile Exporters Association (PTEA) and Pakistan Hosiery Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PHMA) represent Pakistan in this important platform.


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