SUSTEX – Sustainable Textiles for Sustainable Development under European Commission’s SWITCH-Asia Programme: 2008 – 2014

The project aimed to promote the production and consumption of eco-friendly textiles by improving the working and living condition of the artisans, through various grass-root interventions including research, trainings, dissemination, outreach and identification of key challenges faced in the sector.

The project targeted over 500 textile related SMEs in Rajasthan where block printing is predominant, 18 textile clusters across 7 states India. More than 25,000 artisans/weavers of targeted textile M/SMEs & their families were the final beneficiaries. Under this project, the model textile park and CETP was set up at the Jaipur Integrated Textile Park Private Limited (JITPPL) in Bagru.The project is highly appreciated for its unique approach and policy interventions in the Network Facility Conferences in Thailand, Kathmandu and China.