PST is co-hosting three side sessions at OECD Garment Forum
New handout on integrity management
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.
Take part in our call for proposals!
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.
amfori, Fair Wear and PST Join Forces to Tackle Grievances from Shared Factories
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.
Interview on inclusion and diversity in the textile industry
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.
Xhaferi-Salihu: Climate transition as risk and opportunity
Common Framework for Responsible Purchasing Practices
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.
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.
Partnership Initiative Complaints Mechanisms: Start of the second module in Pakistan
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.
That was the 8th Members' Meeting
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.
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.
More organic cotton on the world market
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.
Changes in the Textiles Partnership
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.
Jürgen Janssen leaves the Textile Partnership
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.
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.
Turkey: Complaints mechanism for Syrian workers
Let´s Play, Fair! Das war das Arbeitstreffen 2022
Report of the German Institute for Human Rights (Review Process)
Launch of the Partnership Initiative on Organic Cotton in India
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.
Partnership Initiative Tamil Nadu starts its second phase
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.