Training | Good management practices, Updating standard curriculum for sustainability in textiles

Training Program & Curriculum Development on Sustainability in Textiles


This training empowers university professors with advanced knowledge in sustainability and Best Available Technologies (BAT) within the textile and fashion industry. Its objectives include integrating sustainability into existing courses and developing modular sustainability curricula for textiles. This program is also beneficial for industry experts who wish to share practical sustainability insights at the factory level. The primary aim is to provide guidance to educators and service providers responsible for disseminating textile sustainability knowledge, emphasizing sustainable environmental and chemical management and referencing international standards (with adaptability to national regulations).

Additional Resources: To maximize the training's effectiveness, participants are encouraged to explore the REMC toolkit and supplementary training materials, including guidelines for service providers, available for download in the attachments. Moreover, the GIZ Chemical Management Self-Learning course and REMC materials can be accessed via the GIZ-administered atingi learning platform.

Main features and components

This training includes 18 presentations on Sustainability and Curriculum Development in Textiles. Each presentation is described with its content and learning materials.

  1. Presentation 1: Overview of Sustainability in Vietnamese Textile Universities
    • Understand textile-clothing engineering programs in Vietnamese universities.
    • Gain insight into sustainable development perspectives in the Vietnamese textile-clothing industry.
  2. Presentation 2: Industry Demand and Current Sustainability Trends
    • Learn about sustainability in textiles from a service provider's perspective.
    • Explore current sustainability challenges and trends in the textile chain.
  3. Presentation 3: Legal Requirements and International Regulations
    • Comprehend international regulations, waste conventions, and BAT in textiles.
    • Recognize the importance of hazardous waste management.
  4. Presentation 4: Textile Production Waste Management in Vietnam
    • Assess the environmental impact of textile production in Vietnam.
    • Identify types of waste generated and cleaner production practices.
  5. Presentation 5: Textile Production Waste Management and Treatment
    • Understand the magnitude of waste management issues in textile production.
    • Explore circular approaches to waste, chemicals, and wastewater management.
  6. Presentation 6: Circularity in the Textile Sector
    • Learn about the circular textile economy and its principles.
    • Explore recycling technology and sustainability challenges.
  7. Presentation 7: Recycling Technologies in Textile Industry
    • Understand the role of sustainability in the textile chain.
    • Explore recycling methods and Ho Chi Minh City University's involvement.
  8. Presentation 8: Pollution Load in Textile Wastewater
    • Identify sources of hazardous materials in textile wastewater.
    • Explore treatment techniques and sludge management.
  9. Presentation 9: Sludge Treatment and Disposal
    • Learn about sludge characterization, handling, and disposal.
    • Understand the stages of sludge management and transportation.
  10. Presentation 10: Gaseous Emissions and Air Pollution
    • Recognize different forms of air pollution in textile production.
    • Explore methods to reduce air pollution and address climate change.
  11. Presentation 11: Chemical Management in Textile Factories
    • Understand sustainable chemical management practices.
    • Learn about chemical labeling, storage, and handling.
  12. Presentation 12: Water Efficiency in Textile Factories
    • Explore water efficiency strategies in textile finishing.
    • Understand water reuse, recycling, and resource consciousness.
  13. Presentation 13: Best Available Techniques and Practices
    • Learn about BAT/BREF for reducing industrial pollution.
    • Explore EU REACH regulation and pollution control techniques.
  14. Presentation 14: Curriculum Development at Berlin University
    • Gain insight into the curriculum development process.
    • Understand training need assessments and accreditation procedures.
  15. Presentation 15: Training Need and Demand Assessment
    • Learn to assess training needs and demands for sustainability.
    • Identify appropriate learning formats and subjects.
  16. Presentation 16: Modular Curriculum Development
    • Understand the concept of modular curriculum development.
    • Explore flexible study program design with exchangeable modules.
  17. Presentation 17: Modern Higher Education and Training of Trainers
    • Recognize the role of sustainability in higher education.
    • Learn about modern education methods and lifelong learning.
  18. Presentation 18: Modern Engineering Education and Dual Study Formats
    • Understand dual study formats and their benefits.
    • Explore an example of a dual program in Electric Engineering.

Implementation and work steps

Professors, assistant professors, lecturers, trainers, facilitators, and service providers can effectively utilize this training guide in various ways. They can integrate the provided presentations directly into virtual or face-to-face workshops with learners, using them as teaching materials. In this role, their focus would be on facilitating discussions and reflections on the presentation content with workshop participants.



Phase of intervention

Operating SIA, Management

Level of intervention

Park management





Target groups

Company, SME, Industrial area management and operator