In Myanmar's garment and textile industry, over a half million new jobs have been created within the last five years. However, such rapid industrialization presents a host of challenges, e.g. regarding environmental impacts and working conditions.
The EU DEVCO funded SMART Textile & Garments project improves working conditions, promotes labour and environmental standards and reduces labour right abuses in the industry.
The session will showcase how the project upscales, expands and strengthens compliance with social and environmental standards. In addition, the project brings together the key players of the Myanmar garment industry who will discuss on the panel their views and experiences. In Europe, the project runs consumer awareness campaigns on sustainable fashion and consumption.