Vietnamese textile and garment adapt to the “greening” trend of the export market
The trend of “greening” sewing materials
The European Commission (EC) recently proposed a number of new ecological regulations that require the “greening” of textile products for consumption in Europe. This is the second largest export market of Vietnamese textiles. This requires Vietnamese businesses to immediately have a strategy to meet the new and stricter requirements of Europe.
These new regulations are part of the Strategy of European Union on sustainable and circular textiles with a vision to 2030. Accordingly, textile products entering the European market must have a long lifespan, be reusable and repairable. To achieve this standard, manufacturers must use recycled, non-toxic, environmentally friendly fibers.
Currently, major fashion brands in the world all have a sustainable development strategy to 2025, with a vision to 2030. Materials from chemical fibers must increase the recycled content, reaching the threshold of 50-100%.
Vietnamese textile and garment enterprises need to have a strategy to meet the new and stricter requirements of Europe. Illustration.
Vietnam’s textile and garment strives to improve production processes
In addition to raw materials, many other major export markets of Vietnam’s textiles and garments such as the US, Japan, or South Korea also have regulations related to production processes that must be more environmentally friendly. limitations related to the use of renewable energy, water conservation, or wastewater treatment.
Therefore, Vietnamese textile and garment enterprises have also been making efforts to change and “green” their production to meet the requirements and maintain orders in these fastidious markets.
Currently, major fashion brands in the world – ordering partners of Vietnam’s textile and garment industry, are tending to prioritize ordering from “green” manufacturers, meeting the following conditions: environment. Therefore, the pressure as well as the challenge posed to Vietnam’s textile and garment export enterprises is not small.
“Currently, we also set a goal of transforming from now to 2025 and with a strategy to 2030, we will approach and apply all production technologies, meeting green and circular production, in order to catch up. trend that importers from Europe, the US, or Japan require”, said Mr. Than Duc Viet – General Director of Garment 10 Joint Stock Company.
Vietnamese textile and garment enterprises have been making efforts to change and “green” their production to meet export requirements. Illustration.
According to the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS), the goal is that by 2023, textile enterprises that are members of the VITAS Sustainability Committee will reduce their energy consumption by 15% and water consumption by 20%. These are also criteria to evaluate competitiveness when participating in international supply chains.
Mr. Vuong Duc Anh – Chief of Office of the Board of Directors, Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex) said: “At present, businesses are also aware of this. Businesses also have to pay expenses. to invest to meet the requirements of “greening” textiles, such as investing in rooftop electricity, investing in systems to save water or reuse water in factories. jeans or dyers, they will have to make sure that the chemicals are safe to use, there must be a process to treat wastewater, save as much water as possible, with dyeing and dyeing technologies, even without using water.”
“We are encouraging and calling on enterprises of the textile and garment industry in Vietnam to invest in equipment, technology, as well as premises and factories to ensure that they can adapt to the requirements and requirements of ensuring safety. The Law on Environment and Saving Energy and Water Resources is set by international organizations; or develop development programs and call for investment in solar energy and renewable energy”, said Mr. Vu Duc Giang. – Chairman of Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association said.
Changing to adapt to the increasingly strict requirements of export markets is the direction that Vietnamese textile and garment enterprises will continue to pursue in the coming time. This will help businesses maintain orders with major partners, thereby continuing to maintain the momentum of recovery and growth, in order to realize the export target of 40 – 42 billion USD of Vietnam’s textile and garment industry in the near future. this year.
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