Joint Statement

Responding responsibly to the COVID-19 crisis

Joint priorities for the garment sector

Twelve organisations working on responsible business conduct in the garment industry published a joint statement focused on the crisis and early recovery phase. They call upon governments and multilateral institutions for action; and provide practical guidance on how brands can respect the rights and livelihoods of workers.

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COVID-19 Update

Current Information, developments and guidances

On this page we inform about the impact of the crisis in production countries and provide guidance on actions by which companies can mitigate harms to workers as well as information on collective actions. Furthermore, we continuously collect information on current developments and provide links to other relevant sources.

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HUMAN BLOOD und Mey neu dabei

Wir begrüßen HUMAN BLOOD und Mey im Textilbündnis!

24.04.2020 Die beiden Unternehmen verstärken die Akteursgruppe Wirtschaft.

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Virtuelles Arbeitstreffen 2020

Working Meeting 2020

Webinars and marketplace still online

On the landingpage of the Working Meeting we will soon provide you with the recordings of the webinars. Feel free to continue visiting the seven marketplaces.

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Virtuelles Arbeitstreffen 2020
Partnership Initiatives
Enforce living wages
Zwei neue Mitglieder
Joint Statement by 10 Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives
Responding Responsibly to the Covid-19 Crisis
Statements from Tamil Nadu

The Partnership

The Partnership for Sustainable Textiles is a multi-stakeholder initiative with about 120 members from business, government, civil society, unions, and standards organisations. Together, they strive to improve the conditions within global textile supply networks — from production of raw materials to re-use and disposal.

Overview: Members

The Review Process


Members of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles, are on a journey towards achieving social, environmental, and economic improvements all along the textile supply network. The Partnership supports its members on this journey and structures its approach according to the OECD recommendations for due diligence in the textile and garment sector. Members are requested to formulate meaningful goals and implement appropriate measures based on the results of their risk assessment. In a review process, members are tracked individually to show the progress in achieving their targets. These results are then published.


Engagement in Production Countries: Partnership Initiatives

By pooling forces, members can use their combined strengths to initiate broader change in production countries. The Partnership Initiative’s philosophy: Working together, we can achieve more than acing alone. The Textile Partnership can achieve a lot in production countries through the purchasing power of companies, the expertise and contacts of non-governmental organisations and unions, the influence the German Federal Government can wield, and the increased leverage provided by joining forces with our cooperation partners.

Topics, Learning, Dialogue

The topics and challenges in realising the Partnership's goals are diverse and complex. To support our members, the Partnership provides a platform for learning, exchanging experiences, networking as well as for developing and scaling sustainable solutions.

Worldwide Commitment

The members and cooperation partners of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles are committed to achieving social, ecological, and economic improvements throughout the entire textile supply chain.