The MADE in Myanmar Project is funded by the European Union and co-funded by international retailers and is building on the work of the previously successful SMART projects in Myanmar. For the next 4 years, sequa is implementing this project together with its partner EuroCham Myanmar.
MADE in Myanmar fosters cooperation among actors in the textile, clothing, and footwear industry’s international supply chain in Myanmar, aiming to strengthen collaboration and replicate and scale up successful sustainable practices in the garment and textile sector.
The MADE in Myanmar project aims to:
- strengthen economic resilience and transparency practices across the Myanmar apparel industry.
- support worker access to functional and credible grievance mechanisms at both factory and, eventually, industry level.
- promote industry best practices with regards to occupational safety and health, social compliance, and environmental management.
- facilitate and nurture dialogue between employers, workers, and international stakeholders.
- provide enhanced support to women workers to advance their positions and standing in the workforce.
The project was officially launched on 16 March in a large event at the Wyndham Grant Hotel in Yangon. More than 150 participants attended the event, among the participants, there were representatives from Diplomatic missions, Local and international Garment Manufacturer’s Associations, European brands, Labour Rights Organisations and Garment Factories.