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18.01.2023

PST is co-hosting three side sessions at OECD Garment Forum

13 to 17 February in Paris and online

Again, the Textiles Partnership is co-hosting side sessions together with other organisations. The sessions cover three of the four focus topics: responsible purchasing practices, grievance and remedy as well as gender-based violence.

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15.11.2022

New handout on integrity management

15.11.2022

Embedding integrity in companies

Anchoring integrity in all areas of corporate activity is increasingly a fundamental prerequisite for sustainable economic success. The new handout of the Alliance for Integrity and the UN Global Compact Network Germany offers concrete practical recommendations.

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Take part in our call for proposals!

24.10.2022

Joining Forces for Sustainable Textile Supply Chains

The aim of the call for proposals is to support Partnership members and other cooperation partners in fulfilling their individual social and ecological due diligence obligations in their own supply chains. Together with local stakeholders, you can apply with your project ideas on the focus topics.

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11.10.2022

Welcome to the Partnership!

11.10.2022

We are pleased to welcome WiBU TextilPlus to the Textiles Partnership.

The company from Schleswig-Holstein offers services and products for all textile needs for major customers in the social sector.

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22.09.2022

amfori, Fair Wear and PST Join Forces to Tackle Grievances from Shared Factories

22.09.2022

Cooperation between amfori, Fair Wear the Textile Partnership

amfori, Fair Wear and the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles (PST) are pleased to announce the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their collaboration to jointly address workers grievances from shared factories of their various member brands. This collaboration will initially be piloted for a year, with the objective to improve working conditions in our members’ supply chains and to offer learnings for the industry to align access to remedies.

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23.08.2022

Interview on inclusion and diversity in the textile industry

23.08.2022

How can the textile sector be made more inclusive?

Companies still face significant challenges in meeting their corporate due diligence obligations with regard to discrimination, gender-based violence and harassment in the workplace. These barriers make it difficult for workers to participate equally in the labour market.

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18.08.2022

Xhaferi-Salihu: Climate transition as risk and opportunity

18.08.2022

Guest commentary by Lindita Xhaferi-Salihu

Over the past three years, it has become apparent that many organisations in the textile sector have intensified their climate protection efforts. Lindita Xhaferi-Salihu shares her impressions and highlights further opportunities.

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28.07.2022

"Complaints are not the end of the world, but important"

How can complaints mechanisms be made more effective and easier to access for workers? This question was discussed by around 30 Partnership members at a workshop.

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21.07.2022

Common Framework for Responsible Purchasing Practices

21.07.2022

CFRPP: A Reference Document for Responsible Purchasing Practices

The "Common Framework for Responsible Purchasing Practices" now provides an aligned reference document for the garment industry. Several multi-stakeholder initiatives have developed the document and hope that the framework will help to focus attention on the changes needed, as a contribution to improved impact.

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13.07.2022

Sustainable textile industry until 2050

Social and environmental sustainability are imperative - the Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) emphasises this in their recently published GFA Monitor, offering practical guidance, information, and solutions.

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07.07.2022

The "perfect" solution for circular economy?

How do companies approach circular economy? What are the biggest challenges? In a workshop at the Textiles Partnership Working Meeting, around 30 members exchanged views on this topic.

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04.07.2022

Productclon Project: Interview with Maike Rabe

04.07.2022

Designing products sustainably and recyclable?!

A project by the Recycling Working Group showed that this is possible. In this interview, Prof. Dr. Maike Rabe, head of the research institute, shares insights into the project.

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11.07.2022

India: First legally binding agreement on GBVH

With the "Dindigul Agreement to End Gender-Based Violence and Harassment" (GBVH), there is for the first time in the Asian textile industry a legally binding agreement to end sexual violence and harassment of female workers.

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29.06.2022

The Open Apparel Registry becomes the Open Supply Hub

Since 2019, the Open Apparel Registry (OAR) has been a database for supply chain data and production facilities in the textile and clothing industry. With the launch of the beta version of the Open Supply Hub, the database now also spans a range of other sectors, including sporting goods, beauty, consumer packaged goods, apparel and electronics.

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14.06.2022

E-Learning: OECD Due Diligence for Garment and Footwear Supply Chains

New course from the OECD provides an overview of corporate due diligence obligations along the Due Diligence Guideline for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector.

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25.05.2022

Annual Report 2021

At the Working Meeting on 17 and 18 May in Berlin, Jürgen Janssen, head of the Partnership Secretariat, presented the 2021 annual report to the members. As in 2020, it is again a pure online report.

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09.05.2022

DGCN updates the climate management guide

09.05.2022

Step by step towards effective climate management

Holistic climate management is becoming increasingly important for companies. The German Global Compact Network has recently revised and updated its guidelines on climate management.

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03.05.2022

Partnership Initiative Complaints Mechanisms: Start of the second module in Pakistan

03.05.2022

Module to strengthen internal factory grievance mechanisms

Since 2020, the Partnership's Grievance Mechanisms Initiative has supported Partnership members in implementing effective grievance mechanisms in their supply chains. A first module of the Partnership Initiative started in April 2021 and is now complemented by another module in Pakistan.

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26.04.2022

New expert group on forced labour

26.04.2022

14 members participate in the new Expert Group

The aim of the new Expert Group (EG) on Forced Labour is to deepen and broaden the dialogue that has already begun in an ad hoc group on the issue of forced labour in Xinjiang.

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13.04.2022

New guideline on inclusion

13.04.2022

Recommendations for brands and suppliers

The guideline "Inclusion in Textile Supply Chains" aims to support companies in promoting the employment of people with disabilities in a non-discriminatory and practical manner.

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08.12.2022

That was the 8th Members' Meeting

08.12.2022

Partnership 2023 - Let's get started!

Around 150 participants came to Hamburg for the members' meeting. They exchanged views, discussed and developed ideas for joint projects. Because "it is not enough to set ambitious goals, it is important to implement them," Reiner Hoffmann also emphasised.

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07.12.2022

Textiles Partnership at ISPO Munich

07.12.2022

Textiles Partnership at the Sustainability Hub

Sustainability was one of the main topics at the large sports and outdoor trade fair ISPO in Munich from 28-30 November. The Textiles Partnership also presented itself at the Sustainability Hub.

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30.11.2022

BMZ Conference on Living Wages: From Ambition to Implementation

On Tuesday, 27 September 2022, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) hosted the virtual conference “From ambition to implementation: Scaling successful approaches to living wages in textile supply chains” and convened over 100 participants from politics, business, and civil society to strengthen international cooperation on the way towards living wages.

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21.11.2022

More organic cotton on the world market

21.11.2022

Textile Exchange Organic Cotton Market Report

The current market study by Textile Exchange shows that more and more cotton farmers are switching from conventional to organic cultivation. With two projects in India, the members of the Textiles Partnership are also promoting more organic cotton on the world market.

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18.11.2022

Changes in the Textiles Partnership

18.11.2022

Due Diligence, Transparency and Focus Topics

In its meeting on 28 September 2022, the Steering Committee adopted a new concept for the Textiles Partnership. In the future, the work of the Partnership will focus on three basic elements: 1) implementation of due diligence, 2) transparency on supply networks, 3) effectively addressing focus issues.

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27.10.2022

Common Framework wird handlungsleitend im Bündnis

27.10.2022

Purchasing Practices

In future, the "Common Framework for Responsible Purchasing Practices" will serve as a foundation to support members to systematically improve their purchasing practices.

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12.09.2022

Jürgen Janssen leaves the Textile Partnership

12.09.2022

"It never got boring."

After six years as Head of the Partnership Secretariat, Jürgen Janssen is leaving the Textiles Partnership. We asked him a few questions on his farewell. Noor Naqschbandi will take over as head of the Partnership Secretariat.

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07.09.2022

Welcome to the Partnership!

07.09.2022

We are pleased to welcome Formesse to the Textiles Partnership.

The new Partnership member from Baden-Württemberg has been distributing and producing high-quality and durable home textiles Made in Germany in the 3rd generation since 1947.

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19.08.2022

Welcome to the Partnership!

19.08.2022

We are pleased to welcome Snocks to the Textiles Partnership.

The Mannheim-based company Snocks GmbH has been selling socks, underwear and basic clothing since 2016.

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19.08.2022

Workshop: Risiken in der tieferen Lieferkette adressieren

How can companies better record risks along the entire textile supply chain in order to fulfil their social and ecological due diligence obligations in a more targeted manner? In a workshop at the Textile Partnership working meeting in May, around 30 members exchanged views on this.

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15.08.2022

Recyclable product clones

15.08.2022

Start of the 2nd project phase

Now that the first phase has been successfully completed, the aim is to include further product categories.

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27.07.2022

Workshop: Using data to achieve more transparency in supply chains

How can companies better record supply chain data in order to fulfil their social and ecological due diligence obligations in a more efficient way? In a workshop at the Textile Partnership working meeting in May, around 30 members exchanged views on this.

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15.07.2022

Thinking Ahead: Collective Engagement in the Textile Partnership

How can we strengthen our Collective Engagement for better working and environmental conditions in the producing countries? Around 30 Partnership members discussed this question in a workshop.

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05.07.2022

Turkey: Complaints mechanism for Syrian workers

05.07.2022

Continuation of the Worker Support Center

Orsay, Primark and C&A are campaigning to ensure that Syrian textile workers in Turkey can continue to use the complaints mechanism of the Turkish non-governmental organisation MUDEM-Refugee Support Center and report abuses in the workplace.

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30.06.2022

Workshop in gender-based violence

The elefant in the room – how do I get in touch with my suppliers about gender and gender-based violence? Around 20 Partnership members discussed this question at the Working Meeting.

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21.06.2022

Aktualisierter Leitfaden: Policy

21.06.2022

Tips for anchoring due diligence obligations in writing

Companies are subject to a duty of care. This also includes anchoring environmental and social due diligence obligations and anti-corruption standards within the framework of a policy.

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23.05.2022

Let´s Play, Fair! Das war das Arbeitstreffen 2022

23.05.2022

Let´s Play, Fair!

This was the motto of this year's working meeting on 17 and 18 May at BeachMitte in Berlin. But the participants only leaned back in a deck chair during the breaks, because the event is not called a working meeting for nothing.

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04.05.2022

Report of the German Institute for Human Rights (Review Process)

04.05.2022

Evaluation interviews are a valuable component of the review process

The German Institute for Human Rights (DIMR) accompanied six of the 55 evaluation interviews in the review process. One result: The evaluation interviews should remain a mandatory part of the process in the future.

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28.04.2022

Launch of the Partnership Initiative on Organic Cotton in India

28.04.2022

More transparency and fairness

10 brands and organisations joined with the aim of building a fair, environmentally friendly, and economically viable organic cotton supply chain. 12,500 cotton producers are expected to benefit from the project by converting to organic farming.

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22.04.2022

On 17 and 18 May, the Textiles Partnership will meet at BeachMitte in Berlin.

At this year's Working Meeting, not only the location is special, but also the concept deviates from the usual process. Unlike in previous years, the participants determine the agenda themselves on the second day and contribute their topics.

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28.03.2022

Partnership Initiative Tamil Nadu starts its second phase

28.03.2022

Increased participation, more exchange, but less spinning mills

The joint commitment to improved grievance structures in spinning mills and the promotion of stakeholder dialogue continues. The focus of the second phase is on around 40 spinning mills in the four districts of Coimbatore, Dindigul, Erode and Tiruppur.

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