Members of the Textiles Partnership Posing a Joint Demand

Members of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles urge the government in Bangladesh to advocate for compliance with the agreements reached for the transition of the Bangladesh Accord.   In a letter to the Bangladeshi Government, members…

Roadmaps 2018 are Published

Members of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles committed to take more responsibility for sustainability in their own supply chain. In the annual Roadmaps, they demonstrate how they handle the work to improve fair wages, environmental protection…

Dr. Juergen Janssen interviewed by the EU Parliament Member Arne Lietz

On an event of the Handelsverband Deutschland (HDE) and the German Economic Institute in Brussels with the core question: “How can sustainable Supply Chain Management succeed?”, Juergen Janssen (Head of the Secretariat of the Partnership…

Alsico NV becomes the first associated member of the Textile Partnership

We are pleasedto welcome Alsico NV as the first associated member in the Textile Partnership. The company with a deep heritage manufactures high quality workwear and attaches great value on ecological textiles and a sustainable business management.…

Partnership Members got together at the Working Meeting in Cologne

On the 11th and 12th of July about 160 Partnership members got together for a working meeting in the converted industrial building “Bauwerk” in Cologne Kalk. In eight different workshops, the members discussed the structural development…

Partnership welcomes NABU as a new member

The Partnership for Sustainable Textiles and its members are pleased to welcome the Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V. as a new member in the category non-governmental organizations. The Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V. (NABU) is a German environmental…

Members of the Steering Committee support higher minimum wages in Bangladesh

Right before the next National Wage Board’s meeting in Bangladesh, members of the Steering Committee appealed to the Government in Bangladesh to support higher minimum wages in the Bangladeshi garment and textile sector. In a joint letter,…

Exclusion of seven members from the Partnership

The steering commitee of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles decided yesterday to exclude seven members with immediate effect. They had not fulfilled their reporting obligations and had not submitted any roadmaps and progress reports, which…

High-level Panel on Due Diligence in the EU Textile and Garment Sector

The German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles and the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile facilitate debate about opportunities for cooperation around the topic of due diligence in the garment sector at the EU level. The…

At a Glance – The worldwide Commitment of our Members

Worldwide there are more than 60 million people working in the textile and clothing sector. The members and cooperation partners of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles are highly committed to improve the social, ecological and economic…

The Textiles Partnership

Foundation:

In response to the tragic accidents in textile factories, the German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Dr. Gerd Müller initiated the foundation of the Textiles Partnership in 2014.

Members:

Multi-stakeholder initiative with about 130 representatives from five different actor groups (German Federal Government, business, non-governmental organizations, unions, standards organizations)

Goal:

Together, the Partnership members want to achieve social, ecological and economic improvements alongside the entire textile supply chain.

Approach:

Based on jointly defined Partnership goals, all members commit to binding and verifiable targets that become gradually more ambitious. In addition, promising ideas for solutions are promoted through concrete Partnership initiatives in production countries.

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Guideline – Preventing the use of hazardous chemicals

Editor: Partnership for Sustainable Textiles, March 2018
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Preventing corruption in the supply chain

Editor: Alliance for Integrity, Partnership for Sustainable Textiles, Global Compact Network Germany, c/o GIZ GmbH, December 2017
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