Thailand is focused on launching a new market in the green textile industry. The Thailand Textile Institute is responsible for the task of developing this project to realize the objective of sustainability. The aim is to develop 13 projects in the current year to attain the goal of “green products.”
Presently, Thailand ships more than $ 7.2 billion worth of textile and clothing products each year, around 10 percent of which are green textile items. The country mainly exports these green products to Japan and EU markets, as consumers there are ready to spend 20 to 30 percent more for these green products, above the cost of usual textile items.
Currently, Thailand leads the member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for green products, while countries like Japan, Taiwan, European Union countries, South Korea and China are making strides in green textiles as well.
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