European Union supports women working in the sustainable fashion industry in India

Garment value chains are one of the biggest employers worldwide, with 150 million people’s lives touched by the global apparel industry. 75% of global garment workers are women*. The majority of  women working in the fashion and textile industries are poorly paid and unskilled.


Funded by the European Union and in collaboration with The Do, the UN Women Industry Disruptor is an acceleration program in India launched in May 2020. It provides female entrepreneurs and female-led enterprises active in the sustainable fashion and lifestyle industries with access to mentorship, investors, and the opportunity to grow ideas and increase impact through scaling their ventures.


Find out more about Industry Disruptor program:


The 2020 online training sessions about vision, purpose and impact, fashion and sustainability, gender equality and operations can be found here:


Source: European Comission, “Sustainable garment value chains”,

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