Four more apparel manufacturing associations in Turkey, Indonesia and Morocco recently joined the Sustainable Textile of the Asian Region (STAR) Network, a platform of readymade garment manufacturers in Asia. The network was started by nine trade bodies from Bangladesh, China, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam and Pakistan, seeking better purchasing practices in industry.
The four major industry associations, the Indonesian Textile Association (API), the Turkish Clothing Manufacturers Association (TCMA), the Istanbul Ready-Made Garments Exporters’ Association (IHKIB) and the Moroccan Association of Textile & Clothing Industries (AMITH) joined the initiative on ‘manufacturers payment and delivery terms’, according to a report by the STAR Network.
The initiative, started by the STAR Network, supported by GIZ Fabric, the International Apparel Federation (IAF) and the Better Buying Institute, presented its plans at the OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the garment and footwear sector recently.
This marked a joint global effort, led by manufacturers, to establish a common position on payment and delivery conditions in the industry. Suppliers participating in this effort represent roughly two-thirds of the global market share of global apparel and footwear factory exports.