The Danish textile industry employs around 6,000 people in Denmark and is characterized by a few very strong brands, especially within the furniture and carpet industry. In addition, the industry consists of many small and medium-sized companies specializing in niche productions. The fashion industry primarily consists of small and medium-sized companies and employs around 10,000 people. Brands in which quality and aesthetics go hand in hand with corporate social responsibility are often found among new trend-setting companies.
Almost all companies in the Danish textile and fashion industry work closely with their foreign suppliers to implement corporate social responsibility in production. The Danish Fashion and Textile trade organization and the Danish Fashion Institute network organization have supported the companies by developing the world's first industry-specific Code of Conduct based on the principles set out in the UN Global Compact, which also recommends that this set of rules be applied by textile/fashion manufacturers around the world. The Code has been further developed by the Danish Fashion Institute to become UN Global Compact's first official sector specific initiative, adding six new fashion and textile specific principles.
In addition, many Danish companies have chosen to become certified and have their suppliers certified according to schemes such as SA8000, BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative) or other internationally recognized standards.
India’s textiles sector is one of the oldest industries in Indian economy dating back several centuries. Even today, textiles sector is one of the largest contributors to India’s exports with approximately 13 per cent of total exports. The textiles industry is also labor intensive and is one of the largest employers. The textile industry has two broad segments. First, the unorganized sector consists of handloom, handicrafts and sericulture, which are operated on a small scale and through traditional tools and methods. The second is the organised sector consisting of spinning, apparel and garments segment which apply modern machinery and techniques such as economies of scale.
The textile industry employs about 45 million people directly and 20 million people indirectly. India's overall textile exports during FY 2015-16 stood at US$ 40 billion. The Indian textiles industry, currently estimated at around US$ 120 billion, is expected to reach US$ 230 billion by 2020. The Indian Textile Industry contributes approximately 2 per cent to India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), 10 per cent of manufacturing production and 14 per cent to overall Index of Industrial Production (IIP).
The Indian government has come up with a number of export promotion policies for the textiles sector. It has also allowed 100 per cent FDI in the Indian textiles sector under the automatic route.