Taiwan Celebrated World Cotton Day

Responding to an International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) invitation to support World Cotton Day, the Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Economic Affairs (ICD) organized a field trip for university and college students and professors to a pair of textile enterprises in southern Taiwan on Oct. 1 to promote awareness of the cotton sector as well as Taiwan’s important role in the global textile value chain.

More than 80 people took part in the activity, including several officials from related government agencies, cotton and textile industry reps, as well as dozens of students and professors from seven colleges and universities around Taiwan.

What happens on Taiwan's World Cotton Day?

Visited HerMin Textile Museum

The first half of the field trip day included a visit to the HerMin Textile Museum (HMTM), which through a range of displays chronicles HerMin Textile Co.’s development since its founding in 1976, thereby echoing the broader evolution of Taiwan’s textile sector over the past half century into a global leading innovative supplier of advanced sustainable and functional fabrics and performance textiles.

Group Photo in HerMin

Circular Textile Seminar

During the museum visit, the participants of this activity attended a “Circular Textile Seminar” organized by the Tainan Enterprise Culture and Arts Foundation to share the results of its efforts in promoting the corporate social responsibility concept of “Fabric Bank” which aims to achieve circular economy and sustainability goals in the textile sector.

Visited Everest Eco-Industrial Park

The second half of the day featured a visit to Everest Textile Co., which has been embracing the environmental initiative “Everest Sustainability Model (ESM)” through a series of strategic actions on energy saving and environmental protection since 2007. The participants were given an inside look into how Everest Eco-Industrial Park serves to maximize green growth, enhance competitiveness and minimize negative effects on climate change, as well as into the various cutting-edge techniques utilized by the firm to enhance the value of cotton products.

The participants of this activity in the field trip all gave positive reviews of the day’s activities for being both interesting and informative in terms of increasing their awareness and understanding of the cotton sector’s importance as well as Taiwan’s key role in advanced textile innovation.



HerMin Textile Museum

Everest Eco-Industrial Park