China’s textile industry will deploy more resources in green technology and sustainable development to tackle climate change. The future fourth industrial revolution will be based on green technologies plus artificial intelligence. The green industrial revolution means manufacturers can solve issues such as new energy and recycled materials via technological innovations and sustainable productivity development. After a year of hard work, the participation of China’s fashion industry has been meaningful and constructive. China’s textile industry provides jobs to over 27.15 million people in both production and sales.
Tackling climate change is not only a new opportunity for the global textile industry but also a direction for shared responsibility across industries. Many countries’ demand for products made by clean energy and green materials also can help in coping with climate change, achieving emission targets and saving energy costs for their residents.
China’s textile industry is a key player on a global scale. In 2018, China’s chemical fiber production exceeded 50 million tons, making up over two thirds of global production. Textile exports from China reached 37.6 per cent of the world’s total in 2018, a 3.5 per cent increase from the previous year, while apparel exports accounted for 31.3 per cent of the world’s total. China is the world’s biggest textile exporter.