Chemical Management Conference

Registration deadline May 19

Together with GIZ GmbH, zalando and FABRIC Asia the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles organises the conference “Chemical Management in Chinese textile, garment and footwear production”, which will take place on 27 May 2021.

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Annual Topic

Responsible Purchasing Practices


In 2021, the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles makes responsible purchasing practices its annual topic. This was decided by the Steering Committee at its meeting at the end of January.

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Our first digital annual report

Annual Report 2020

In the annual report, you will find information on the activities and topics that we dealt with in 2020: among others, new expert groups, reactions to COVID-19, activities in the Partnership Initiatives, the Review Process, our annual topic gender-based violence, internationalisation and support and dialogue formats.

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Welcome to the Partnership!

The Partnership grows

We are happy to welcome HEJSupport and Chasin' to the Textiles Partnership.

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May 29, 2021

Chemical Management in Chinese textile, garment and footwear production

Annual Report 2020


Welcome to the Partnership: HEJSupport & Chasin'

Annual Topic

Annual Topic 2021: Responsible Purchasing Practices

The Partnership

The Partnership for Sustainable Textiles is a multi-stakeholder initiative with about 135 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.