Having a list of top garment manufacturing companies in Kenya is not only important for those interested in hiring the best companies, but it can also help them find the right supplier. This is especially true if they are planning to purchase a large quantity of clothing from a certain supplier. This will ensure that they get the best quality at the best price.
1 1.2 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year
Approximately 1.2 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide are released by garment manufacturing companies every year. This represents 10 percent of the total global pollution. It also produces more than international flights and maritime shipping combined. In addition, textile and garment production emits large amounts of water that are not treated. It discharges waste and wastewater, which contains hazardous substances.
The textile and garment industry accounts for 20 percent of the world’s industrial water pollution. The sector is highly reliant on fossil fuels, such as coal and natural gas. These fuels are finite and depleting faster than nature can replenish them.
The fashion industry contributes more to global pollution than international flights, maritime shipping and even cotton cultivation. In fact, the fashion industry is the second largest industrial polluter.
In fact, the garment industry’s contribution to climate change is increasing by 35 percent, under a business-as-usual scenario. However, there is not much data on the geographic allocation of emissions. It is therefore difficult to gauge where the biggest emissions are.
To understand the magnitude of carbon emissions, researchers have conducted life cycle assessments. These measures show the energy and materials used in the cradle-to-gate cycle of a garment, including the use phase. Some studies have shown that the use of natural fibres, such as wool, have more environmental impacts than their synthetic counterparts.
However, it is also possible to find ways to reduce the industry’s carbon footprint. These include switching to renewable energy sources, reducing the use of chemicals in the production process and recycling post-production textile waste. Some manufacturers are already taking these steps. In addition, the leading apparel brands are focusing on energy and emission reduction in their stores, offices and distribution warehouses. In addition, some are using more local fabrics.
While the best available technologies can help reduce the impact of the fashion industry, they are not always in use. There is an opportunity for public-private partnerships to promote a green agenda. In addition, stakeholders should make recycling practices a part of the supply chain. It is important to note that a 30 percent reduction in the industry’s emissions would require a system-level change in how the industry is produced. In addition, this would likely impact employment in the sector.
2 400,000 tons of cotton waste per year
Hundreds of thousands of tons of cotton waste are generated by garment manufacturing companies in Kenya each year. This is a problem that requires transformative solutions. Textiles are often converted into low-quality materials, such as filler for furniture and rags.
Closing the Loop is working to reduce this problem by offering waste-to-value solutions. The partnership is leveraging technology to regenerate fabric waste into virgin fiber. This uses 90% less energy and water than traditional cotton production. In addition to cutting costs, the project will also ensure social compliance.
The partnership is working to scale up the process to 100,000 kilograms of cotton waste per month. This will enable them to continue their socially equitable work. This expansion will provide economic benefits to local communities. In addition, the partnership will be able to source more waste and recycle more. This will help the partnership to contribute to the Big Four Agenda of the government of Kenya.
The partnership will also be building a network of strong, local textile waste centers. This will help to reduce the amount of waste that is sent to landfills. This will also create opportunities for safe employment for women. Currently, a team of women sort 36,000 kg of waste each month. This will increase to 100,000 kg per month as the partnership continues to grow.
The partnership is partnered with the Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA). The EPZA is a government agency that works with businesses to develop export-oriented business initiatives. These include a fiber-to-fibre recycling model that uses post-production white cotton. The textile waste can then be recycled into new yarns and fabrics.
The partnership is working to expand the infrastructure in Kenya to allow the Closing the Loop to access more waste. This will ensure that the facility can handle more waste and hire more staff. This will help the partnership to grow their technology in the country. The facility will also be able to store more material.
The partnership will continue to build on the success of their 2018 India Project. In addition to improving their supply chain, they are training previously unemployed women to be part of their team. This will allow them to earn decent wages.
3 High-margin, low-volume green niche market segment
Whether you’re in the business of making shirts, robes, or lingerie, the ‘green’ industry is a large part of the Kenyan economy. This is especially true for manufacturers who import materials from far-flung lands. Fortunately, the advent of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) has opened the door to more opportunities for the region’s most innovative players.
While the green movement may be more difficult to implement in practice, the benefits of doing so are well worth the effort. The sector boasts thousands of companies, with more than a dozen mills and a dozen export processing zones. Several of these are homegrown, and many others are run by international conglomerates. Some of the biggerwigs have started to tap into locally produced fabrics, and have made their own green credentials a priority.
Despite all the advances, the industry still has much to improve on. While the government has a vested interest in promoting the sector’s growth, the private sector is also well placed to push the ball forward. One key to success is to find out what the consumers really want and provide it in the form of smarter and smarter products and services.
The most effective way to do this is to engage in public-private partnerships and engage in market research. By doing so, the sector can make informed decisions about its future, and ensure it’s still a major player in the years to come. This is where Closing the Loop comes into play. Its multi-stakeholder and multi-media approach to promoting green technology and entrepreneurship provides the perfect vehicle for catalyzing innovation, while at the same time ensuring Kenya’s exports are of the highest quality.
4 Closing the loop on textile waste
Using a revolutionary chemical recycling technology, Closing the Loop on Textile Waste is working to tackle the environmental challenges associated with the textile industry in Kenya and across Africa. Through a network of local textile waste centers, the initiative will transform the way in which post-industrial waste is disposed of. It will also create jobs and build social equity.
The textile industry produces billions of tons of wastewater and emissions every year. These include chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers, and wastewater. Many of these products are toxic and produce harmful gas emissions. In addition to polluting the environment, they can damage the soil and put waste pickers at risk.
In addition to generating a huge amount of waste, the clothing industry often downcycles and converts it into lower quality materials. This makes it difficult to fully recycle the textile. Creating sustainable fashion and apparel models requires transformative solutions that reduce waste and increase transparency. A partnership like Closing the Loop can help the fashion industry in Kenya transition from informal to formal systems that allow for a sustainable future.
The partnership is currently working with TakaTaka Solutions, a waste management company, to establish a textile recycling plant. The company will collect and sort textile waste and send it to other industries. The materials can be shredded and used for energy, or melted and turned into new fibers.
The initiative is also partnering with the Bestseller Foundation, a charitable arm of Danish retailer H&M, to support the project. The Foundation is providing financial support to the project. The two organizations are working to ensure that the process has a positive impact on the lives of women and communities.
As Closing the Loop works to scale up, they will be able to more effectively repurpose textile waste. This will make it possible to recycle more of the materials, and return them to the same companies that produced them. The network will also be able to process more textile waste from both old and new production lines. This will make it possible to rejuvenate materials at a large scale and ensure social compliance.
Henry Pham (Pham Quang Anh), CEO of DONY Garment
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