Visit our special Sustainable Design exhibit during Ambiente February 13-17, 2015 in the foyer of hall 10.1 and see the results of this joint project by CBI, Vietcraft and CCS. Learn how 10 Vietnamese exporters have successfully matched 'green' market opportunities to sustainability practices in their own company.
Each home decoration or home textiles manufacturer has focused on a unique set of sustainability aspects. They have made their choice from 12 different social and ecological sustainability dimensions. Some exporters are now using recycled or renewable materials, others have improved on working conditions in their factory. Many are saving costs by reducing the amount of material of water in their production process, or are reducing the transport volume of their goods.
In Vietnam, CBI has started a Sustainable Design pilot project in 2013, running parallel to its Export Coaching Programme. In the first 2 years, over 50 home decoration and home textiles manufacturers have received training in applying more sustainable practices in their company. More than 25 exporters have worked on developing sustainable product ranges, assisted by a team of designers and experts. In 2014, 9 companies showed their new collections at Ambiente, with exciting results. Many of the products have now found their way to the European market. In 2015, CBI will present the results of a second round of the Sustainable Design project at Ambiente trade fair.
Craftscurator has coordinated this project and is hosting the booth 'Sustainable Design' at Ambiente Frankfurt February 13-17, 2015 in the foyer in front of hall 10.1. Sustainable Design is a joint project by CBI, Vietcraft and CCS.
Export companies from developing countries, such as Egypt, Indonesia, South Africa, Madagaskar, Bangladesh, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda, supported by CBI, can also be found in hall 10.1 stand C51 and C71. A special Vietnam Pavilion hosted bij Vietcraft is located in hall 10.1 D79.