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Introducing the Circular Tunisian Apparel Manufacturing Industry with CBI

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Tunisia has long held a distinguished reputation for its excellence in the manufacturing of high-quality apparel. Positioned in close proximity to the European Union (EU), the Tunisian apparel industry has harnessed its expertise to meet the stringent quality standards set by the EU. This well-established industry has been pivotal in elevating Tunisia as a leading player in the global apparel market.

However, the landscape of the apparel industry is constantly evolving, with EU legislation undergoing rapid changes, especially in response to the increasing legal demand for circular textiles. This crucial shift in consumer and legislative expectations requires a transformation within the Tunisian apparel sector, aligning it with the new demands of the EU market.

Recognizing this imperative need for adaptation, the CBI (Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries) has unveiled a ground-breaking initiative. In collaboration with Forward in Fashion. CBI has launched a comprehensive four-year program designed to facilitate the transition of the Tunisian apparel industry towards a circular industrial framework, harmoniously aligning it with the evolving EU requirements.

Credits: CBI

This pioneering program includes several crucial dimensions. Not only will it serve as a guiding beacon for the Tunisian industry, leading it towards sustainable practices and circular production, but it will also foster international collaborations by bridging the Tunisian apparel sector with global recycling innovators. This strategic partnership aims to include fresh ideas and technologies into the industry, enhancing its competitiveness on the world stage and fostering global sustainable practices within the Tunisian apparel domain.

The prospect of the Circular Tunisian Apparel Manufacturing Industry is not only an exciting development for Tunisia itself but also an opportunity for international stakeholders looking to explore this transformative sector. We extend a warm invitation to all interested stakeholders, be it entrepreneurs, innovators, or industry professionals, to engage with us and explore the dynamic landscape of the Tunisian apparel industry within the world of circular apparel. This is a rare occasion to be at the forefront of an industry in transition, and your participation will not only help shape the future of Tunisian apparel but also contribute to the broader shift towards a more sustainable and circular fashion ecosystem.

If you are interested in participating as a stakeholder in this inspiring CBI project, please contact: consumer@cbi.eu

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