Inclusive Textiles and Clothing

Completed in 2016

Inclusive Textiles and Clothing (InTaCt) mapped the opportunities for developing inclusive business models across supply chains in Southeast Asia, in order to seek new and innovative investment openings for Swedish and international companies in the textiles and clothing sector.

The study focused on two countries: Bangladesh and Myanmar, both home to a vibrant industry but in different stages of their development. Eleven broad opportunities were identified in Bangladesh and a further eight in Myanmar. Within each of the two countries, two opportunities were prioritised based which were considered to be commercially viable and scalable with a great potential for positive impact, and that actors in Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sweden were interested in engaging with.

In Bangladesh, the two initiatives prioritised included:

  • Sustainable farmer-to-factory supply chain for jute denim
  • Cluster-based textile recycling ecosystem

In Myanmar, the two initiatives prioritised were:

  • Handloom hub network
  • Self-help hub and resource centre

These four initiatives have been further detailed using the business model canvas, with clear value propositions as well as high-level business cases and defined routes to development impact.

You can download the InTaCt report here.

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Inclusive Textiles And Clothing