With growing concern for environment, products manufactured using recycled materials or adopting a process with lower environmental impact have started to enter the global supply chain. Falling in line, Taiwanese textile manufacturers have achieved remarkable results in developing functional and environmentally friendly fabrics and related products over the years.
Taiwanese companies are creating a wide variety of products with eco-friendly characteristics and innovative design. Among these are functional fabrics, clothing made mainly with natural materials extracted from cinnamon and almond, polyester knitting fabric made from recycled plastic bottles, spun polyester jersey fabric made of recycle PET bottle staple fiber, patented earmuffs, and sports apparel manufactured on a process featuring lower energy consumption. All these meet environmental standards.
Taiwan is showcasing many of these products at the ongoing Sourcing at Magic, August 16 to 19, Las Vegas. The Green Trade Project Office was established in 2011 in Taiwan in response to the fast growing trend of green business, a sector which has gained importance with introduction of an increasing number of national and international environmental standards.
The aim of the Green Trade Project Office is promoting Taiwan’s green products and services via diverse marketing channels, offering consulting services to domestic companies and strengthening Taiwan’s overall competitiveness in the green economy.