Apparel And Textiles
Factsheet - CRB Activities On Circular Apparel
CRB has initiated multiple projects on circular apparel, that aim to identify and facilitate key policy and practice interventions that can provide impetus to nudge the Indian Textile and Apparel sector onto a circular path and thereby support balanced and sustainable growth of the industry. This Factsheet provides an overview of these interventions in terms of their objectives, achievements so far and the way ahead.
Circular Apparel Policy Innovation Lab
CRB is leading an initiative titled the Circular Apparel Policy Innovation Lab (CAPIL) that is funded by the Laudes Foundation. CRB is supported by Intellecap and Fashion for Good in CAPIL. CAPIL has been set up with the objective to explore and suggest policy interventions required for enabling a circular economy transition in the textile and apparel sector in India.
Read more about the initiative here.
Exploring The Feasibility Of Developing A Multi-Stakeholder Platform
CRB in association with Novozymes in 2019 conducted workshops and in 2018 directed a scoping exercise on promoting circular economy practices in textile manufacturing by engaging with manufacturers and other stakeholders in Delhi NCR. The aim of this initiative was to create basic awareness and understanding any textile manufacturers & other key stakeholders on opportunities and challenges in promoting transition towards circular apparel, CRB would use their experience in creating a following initiative to engage with policymakers and influencers on circular apparel in India. This would attribute towards creating an ecosystem for circular apparel.
Various Multi-stakeholder fora
As part of its annual international conference, CRB has hosted a number of sessions on labour and human rights related social sustainability issues in partnership with the OECD, Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Embassy of the Netherlands (India) in 2015, 2016 and 2017 (refer: www.sustainabilitystandards.in)
Under the aegis of Ministry of Textiles. Driving Industry towards Sustainable Human Capital Advancement (DISHA) was conceptualized as a first-of-its-kind industry-owned and supplier driven initiative. The program aimed to facilitate and prepare the Indian apparel industry, especially small and medium enterprises, towards becoming more socially and environmentally responsible.
Rights & Responsibilities programme (R&R programme)
This program focuses on addressing low awareness and associated issues pertaining to garment factory workers and their Rights and Responsibilities (refer: https://rnrinfofilm.weebly.com/). It was designed through a joint effort by H&M, Carrefour, S.Oliver, Walmart, Tesco, M&S, Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) and CRB, also supported by Primark and Mothercare.