The textile sector is critical to the Indian economy - it contributes 14% to industrial production, 4% to GDP, and 17% to export earnings. However, this sector creates a high negative environmental impact such as degradation and depletion of natural resources; use of toxic chemicals/processes leading to pollution and health problems. There is also a lack of support, resources and incentives in the textile industry especially for the small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to implement eco-friendly solutions to address these issues.
This Project promotes economic competitiveness of the Indian textile industry and the well-being of textile artisans. The project aims to build sustainable businesses of textile artisans and improves their working conditions through efficient eco-friendly processes, access to resources and increased demand for 'green' products.
Duration: 1/2014 - 12/2017
Total budget: EUR 1,197,779 (EU Contribution: 80%)
Senior Program Manager
Head of South Asian Programs
Traidcraft Exchange (TX)
As lead partner, TX is responsible for overall management and project coordination.
All India Artisans and Craftworkers Welfare Association (AIACA)
As partner, AIACA focuses on managing the field level implementation in the proposed area.
Going Green Impact Sheet
This publication provides information about the Going Green project's economic, environmental and social impacts, it's target groups and policy development.
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2014 Fact Sheet
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Policy Gaps Study on the Crafts Sector in India
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