Analysis: Is Sustainability the Key to Unlocking Togo’s Textile Industry Potential?
With Togo moving to position itself as a regional leader in terms of textile production, the country is increasing its focus on sustainability and digitalisation as it seeks to maximise value across the supply chain.
As OBG has recently explored, the global textiles industry is one of the major contributors to climate change: with pre-pandemic annual emissions of 1.2bn tonnes, it is the second-largest industrial polluter, second only to the oil and gas industry.
This situation has led many textile industry players to increase their focus on sustainability and other environmental, social and governance principles.
Opened in June this year, the Plateforme Industrielle d’Adetikopé Textile Park aims to transform the country’s apparel industry value chain, as well as boost exports of cotton textiles and finished garments.