RGE has formalized two new partnerships in Singapore to advance sustainable fashion. The first is a a few-calendar year strategic partnership with the Textile & Manner Federation (TaFF) to advocate sustainable marketplace techniques inside Singapore and the location, through programme implementation, study, and training.  The second is a five-12 months research collaboration with Nanyang Technological College, Singapore (NTU Singapore) on innovation in textile recycling technology.

The partnership with TaFF on its style sustainability programme was officially introduced.  As a result of business talent growth and capability constructing, increasing company and consumer consciousness, and innovation promotion, TaFF seeks to galvanise the fashion ecosystem in the direction of redefining sustainable fashion.

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FROM Still left TO Right: TEY WEI LIN, PRESIDENT OF RGE, SIM ANN, SENIOR MINISTER OF State FOR International AFFAIRS AND Countrywide Development, Lower YEN LING, MINISTER OF Point out FOR TRADE & Industry AND Lifestyle, Community AND YOUTH, AND WILSON TEO, PRESIDENT OF TAFF After SIGNING OF STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP In between TAFF AND RGE TO ADVOCATE SUSTAINABLE Sector Practices Inside of SINGAPORE AND THE Location, Via PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTATION, Analysis, AND Instruction.

Wilson Teo, President of TaFF, said, “Our strategic partnership with RGE marks a stage forward for TaFF to grow our sustainability ecosystem all over the fashion price chain, from elements, producing, brand names and technological know-how to remedies.  We have set up a Steering Committee that spans across the value chain, as a model for the marketplace. Alongside one another with our collaborators, we will continue on to equip enterprises in the journey of sustainability. We will also work with communities to construct recognition in liable consumption and recycling.”

RGE has committed to provide approximately S$3 million funding about three yearsto support TaFF’s style sustainability programme.  In addition, RGE’s Vice Chairman Bey Soo Khiang joins the programme’s  Steering Committee as its Vice Chairperson.

Tey Wei Lin, President of RGE, mentioned, “As a Singapore-based enterprise and the world’s major viscose producer, our business is perfectly-positioned to assist the country’s motivation to advance sustainable development and to create a eco-friendly financial state.  Our collaboration with TaFF and NTU is an expenditure of economic and other resources to create significant affect, not just within Singapore but also in the location.  As section of our US$200 million expense commitment [5] into future-generation textile fibre innovation and technological know-how, we search for to operate with innovators, business companions, investigation institutions and academia to scale up alternatives that will provide cleaner and far more round cellulosic textile fibre to the masses at inexpensive price ranges.”

The launch of TaFF’s style sustainability programme follows the roll-out of the Company Sustainability Programme (ESP) by Enterprise Singapore on 1 October 2021, which supports enterprises in their sustainability initiatives and assists them capture new possibilities in the inexperienced economic climate.__

“Industry partnerships are pertinent to uplift capabilities of enterprises. We are very inspired by TaFF’s endeavours to generate sustainability in the textile and style sector as trade associations and chambers participate in a essential job in strengthening sector-distinct capabilities,” said Alan Yeo, Director of Retail & Layout at Organization Singapore. “Collaborations with company partners these kinds of as RGE will also enable speed up this procedure. This is a good begin and we hope to finally see more providers across all sectors start off to combine sustainability along with their development.”

The start party currently was graced by Minister of State for Trade and ndustry Reduced Yen Ling, TaFF’s patron and Senior Minister of State for Nationwide Growth and Foreign Affairs Sim Ann, CEO of Organization Singapore Png Cheong Boon, as perfectly senior associates from TaFF and RGE.

The formal start of the analysis collaboration with NTU is envisioned to choose area subsequent yr. A important wished-for outcome from the collaboration is to enhance RGE’s pilot urban-fit textile recycling plant in Singapore.