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New opportunities for textile industry

KARACHI: New approaches to sustainability, introduced at a series of BASF seminars in Lahore and Faisalabad, will help create opportunities for Pakistan’s textile industry. By addressing international expectations for consumer safety, resource saving and climate protection, textile specialists can further develop export markets and keep in line with the latest

By News Desk
July 14, 2015
KARACHI: New approaches to sustainability, introduced at a series of BASF seminars in Lahore and Faisalabad, will help create opportunities for Pakistan’s textile industry. By addressing international expectations for consumer safety, resource saving and climate protection, textile specialists can further develop export markets and keep in line with the latest industry developments, said a press release from BASF.
The textile sector in Pakistan is vital to the country’s economic development, accounting for 38 percent of industrial employment, 8 percent of Gross Domestic Product, and 55 percent of total exports. Conformity with international textile sustainability standards is therefore essential to the overall development of the textile industry.
“International buyers are becoming more conscious about the compliance of environmental, occupational health and safety and social standards. We work closely with our partners to continuously strive for innovations – both technologically and ecologically – to help grow the textile industry in Pakistan,” the press release quoted Muhammad Altaf, Head of Textiles, BASF Pakistan (Private) Limited, as saying.