Sustainability is a mission for textile businesses both in Germany and Ethiopia, fuelled by increasing consumer requirements for eco-friendly and socially responsibly made products. The shift in international demand for sustainably produced and renewable materials is a positive challenge for German and Ethiopian textile and fashion companies. Working together on transparent value chains and the fulﬁlment of internationally recognised standards, GESAMTMASCHE and ETGAMA jointly strive to further business relationships and at the same time to improve the production and trade environment.
Fostering ETGAMA’s position and role as a competent business and policy advisor is a priority objective of the partnership. Besides economic and legal consulting, professional technical advice is a crucial issue for member companies.
Offering demand-driven services like sector related consultancy, training, support and information to ETGAMA member companies is a main project focus which is of major relevance to promote businesses. This also includes the development of quality standards for cotton.
In order to improve international competitiveness, as a pilot scheme, the project aims at establishing a sustainable, transparent and high-quality textile supply chain. On this basis, ETGAMA and its member companies are supported to initiate further projects.