Responding to an International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) invitation to support World Cotton Day, the department of international cooperation, ministry of economic affairs (ICD) of Taiwan recently organised a field trip for students to textile enterprises to promote awareness about the country’s cotton sector and its role in the global textile value chain.
More than 80 people took part in the activity, including several officials from related government agencies, cotton and textile industry reps, as well as dozens of students from seven colleges and universities around Taiwan, as per an official press release.
The first half of the field trip day included a visit to the HerMin Textile Cultural Museum (HMTM), which, through a range of displays, chronicles HerMin Textile Co’s development since its founding in 1976, thereby echoing the broader evolution of Taiwan’s textile sector over the past half century into a global leading innovative supplier of advanced sustainable and functional fabrics and performance textiles.
Responding to an International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) invitation to support World Cotton Day, the department of international cooperation, ministry of economic affairs (ICD) of Taiwan recently organised a field trip for students to textile enterprises to promote awareness about the country’s cotton sector and its role in global textile value chain.
During the museum visit, the participants attended a ‘Circular Textile Seminar’ organised by the Tainan Enterprise Culture and Arts Foundation to share the results of its efforts in promoting the corporate social responsibility concept of ‘Fabric Bank’, which aims to achieve circular economy and sustainability goals in the textile sector.
The second half of the day featured a visit to Everest Textile Co Ltd which has been embracing the environmental initiative ‘Everest Sustainability Model (ESM)’ through a series of strategic actions on energy saving and environmental protection since 2007. The participants were given an inside look into how Everest Eco-Industrial Park serves to maximise green growth, enhance competitiveness and minimise negative effects on climate change, as well as into the various cutting-edge techniques utilised by the firm to enhance the value of cotton products.
The participants in the field trip all gave positive reviews of the day’s activities for being both interesting and informative in terms of increasing their awareness and understanding of the cotton sector’s importance as well as Taiwan’s key role in advanced textile innovation.
Taiwan has been a member of the ICAC for many years. The ICD and relevant government agencies and industry associations have actively participated in ICAC-sponsored events and activities, and also organised various related events, such as the biennial Taipei ICAC international seminar. Despite the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, Taiwan has continued to organise promotional events in support of the cotton sector, including for the UN-designated World Cotton Day, which falls of October 7 every year, the release said.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (KD)