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Accelerating Action for a Sustainable and Circular Garment and Footwear Industry, through Transparency and Traceability of Value Chains

  • Author: UN, ECE
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  • Page count: 44
  • Language(s) in this book: English

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ISBN: 9789210047692

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Garment and footwear is one of the biggest economic sectors and is one of the industries with the highest footprint in terms of social, environmental and health impacts, mainly happening in raw material production and manufacturing in developing countries. Its value chains are both global and complex, with numerous stakeholders involved, driven by big retailers and traders, however constituted by an enormous amount of small and scattered production facilities all around the world (OECD 2017). Small brands making around half of the industry, are lacking the knowledge and resources to significantly improve their footprint. They also have little control over and transparency along their supply chains. Even when their intent is good, they lack the critical reach to effect change (BCG GFA 2017).