Net-zero emissions by 2050

In December 2018, the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles joined the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action as a Supporting Organisation. The Charter aims to reduce the CO2 emissions along the entire textile supply chain step by step…

Videos on chemical management in textile production available

Global textile production is associated with the use of many chemicals that pose risks for the workers involved, the environment and textile consumers. Enormous quantities of water are polluted by chemicals, especially during textile dyeing,…

International Women’s Day. Engagement for women / workers in south India

On today's World Women's Day a delegation from the Partnership Initiative Tamil Nadu visits the south Indian state of the same name. It works on-site on the improvement of the working conditions in the textile industry with the implementation…

Launch of German CottonUP Guide

The Partnership for Sustainable Textiles and Cotton 2040 have now launched a German version of the CottonUP guide to sourcing sustainable cotton, in support of the Partnership’s aim to use at least 35% sustainable cotton by 2020, with 10%…

“Women have to be respected”

We interviewed Mary Viyakula from the Indian non-governmental organisation SAVE about the Partnership Initiative in Tamil Nadu, about her personal goals in life and workers' rights. Seventeen percent of all employees in India work in the textile…

How to go organic - Organic Cotton Sourcing Guide published

The Partnership for Sustainable Textiles provides practical answers to the question of how companies can procure organic cotton: The newly published Organic Cotton Sourcing Guide “How to go organic” is available now. The Partnership aims…

Together for better working conditions in the garment industry

[Berlin, 2nd of November 2018] Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) and the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles signed a strategic cooperation agreement. The cooperation partners want to work together to promote fair working conditions and wages in the…

Textile Exchange and the Partnership of Sustainable Textiles get together to increase the sustainability in the textile industry

[Milan: October 23, 2018] Today the global working nongovernmental organisation Textile Exchange and the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) and agreed on a cooperation to promote the development and use of sustainable…

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…

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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Anchoring sustainability in textile supply chains – become a member

Publisher: Partnership for Sustainable Textiles
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How to go organic – Organic Cotton Sourcing Guide

Editor: Partnership for Sustainable Textiles - in cooperation with C&A Foundation, Helvetas, Organic Cotton Accelerator
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Guideline – Preventing the use of hazardous chemicals

Editor: Partnership for Sustainable Textiles, March 2018
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