029. Manufactured x GIZ FABRIC: Miran Ali on Regional Supplier Collaboration & the STAR Network

In part one of our conversation with Miran Ali we get into the origins of the STAR Network. How did it come about? How did they address supplier fears regarding collaboration? [...]
02 Mar 2021
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029. Manufactured x GIZ FABRIC: Miran Ali on Regional Supplier Collaboration & the STAR Network
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As a result of our collaboration with GIZ FABRIC we had the immense good fortune of connecting with Miran Ali, spokesperson for the STAR Network.

The STAR Network is the first inter-Asian network of producer associations, initiated with the support of GIZs FABRIC project. The network brings together representatives of the producing associations from Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Myanmar, Pakistan and Vietnam.

In this episode we talk to Miran about the origins of the STAR Network back in 2016. How did it come about? What was the process for getting it set up? How did they address supplier fears regarding collaboration? What kinds of issues were suppliers keen to collaborate on? And which issues are off limits?

Want to dig deeper ?

Learn more about the STAR Network.

The FABRIC project is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and supports the Asian textile industry in its transformation towards fair production for people and the environment.

Learn more about GIZ FABRIC’s online seminar series “Getting Through the Crisis Together: Asian Dialogues on Sustainability in the Textile and Garment Industry.” Miran Ali was a speaker on the first and the eleventh seminar within this series. All the seminars are free and available online, and we highly recommend checking them out.

Jessie Li

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