Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited (ABFRL) is collaborating with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH to bolster sustainable practices in the apparel and textile industry. The collaboration is being implemented by ABFRL and GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
“The joint project is designed to introduce material innovation, reduce inputs of harmful substances, increase textile-to-textile recycling, develop alternatives to plastic packaging, and foster traceability. The programme will complement existing business practices such as downcycling, recycling, reusing and introducing new sustainable production processes. With the support of GIZ, ABFRL along with the Indian industry players will be able to leverage circular business practices and adopt complex processes that are technically superior and consumer-friendly,” ABFRL said in an announcement.
Based on common interests, ABFRL and GIZ have developed a concept and are going to pool their capacities for three years under this funding programme to find and implement circular business approaches to strengthen a sustainable Indian textile and apparel industry together with other partners in the sector, said Dieter Frick, Project Manager, GIZ Germany.