Clean production

Apparel makers must focus on cleaner production to attain the goal of reaching billion in exports by 2021, analysts said.

Adoption of cleaner technology will not only protect the environment but also enhance the factories’ competitive edge, they said.

“Environmental initiatives are compulsory to enhance competitiveness,” said Bastiaan Mohrmann, head of International Finance Corporation’s water advisory team in South Asia.

He stressed the need for sustainable sources of clean water to double exports by 2021, as garment makers need a lot of water in the production process.

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