Smart production towards sustainable development of the textile and garment industry was discussed at a workshop by the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) in Hanoi. The event, part of a cooperation programme between the Republic of Korea (RoK) and Vietnam, sought to improve Vietnamese textile enterprises in the context of digital era.
The cooperation programme was agreed in a memorandum of understanding signed at the RoK-Vietnam Joint Economic Committee’s 15th meeting in the RoK on February 7, 2016, Vietnamese news agency said.
The seminar sought to improve the capacity of Vietnamese textile enterprises in the context of digital era and the fourth industrial revolution to sharpen their competitive edge. It also provided a platform for Vietnamese firms to meet with leading RoK experts, and get consultations of dyeing and smart fabric management systems, digital technology transformation, 3D design in the fashion industry, and sustainable development trends in the textile and garment industry.
VITAS president Vu Duc Giang said the RoK was now the fourth largest importer of Vietnamese apparel. It spent $ 2.28 billion in 2016 on this. Vietnam imported a great volume of fabric and materials from the RoK to serve its textile industry in the year.
Truong Van Cam, vice president of the VITAS said the association was encouraging its members to renovate production towards smart production in line with the on-going fourth industrial revolution.
The smart factory solution in the industry is hoped to increase productivity and quantitative production, reduce production cost, effectively manage personnel and provide better working conditions, he said.