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Innovative Business Practices and Economic Models in the Textile Value Chain (InTex)

  • Published on May 11, 2021
The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is implementing a three-year project funded by the European Union (EU): Innovative Business Practices and Economic Models in the Textile Value Chain (InTex). The project has five components. Two components have global reach and three components will focus on national implementation in three countries in Africa where textiles is a key economic sector and where companies, including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), are part of multinational value chains
The InTex project aims to -Increase among SMEs and governments the knowledge on resource efficiency, life cycle thinking, circularity and eco-innovation in the textile value chain -Train textiles stakeholders on eco-innovation and product environment footprint (PEF) -Accompany textiles businesses to transform their approach and business models in order to increase sustainability and circularity in the textile value chain -Increase the access to environmental and lifecycle data so that textiles businesses and policymakers can make better informed decisions and implement relevant strategies -Provide evidence of the environmental and socio-economic impacts of the different sustainable economic models in the textiles value chain, to help bridge the science-policy gap and raise awareness on the potential impacts of adopting and fostering innovative sustainable and circular policies and practices The four technical intermediaries (Moi University in Kenya, the Centre for African Resource Efficiency and Sustainability in South Africa, the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa and the International Centre for Environmental Technologies of Tunis,) are working with UNEP to implement the project activities. Visit the project website:
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