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21.06.2022

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21.06.2022

Tipps für eine schriftliche Verankerung von Sorgfaltspflichten

Unternehmen unterliegen einer Sorgfaltspflicht. Dazu gehört auch, ökologische und soziale Sorgfaltspflichten und Antikorruptions-Standards im Rahmen einer Policy zu verankern.

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08.06.2022

Welcome to the Partnership!

08.06.2022

We are pleased to welcome WEITBLICK to the Textiles Partnership.

The new Partnership member from Bavaria has been selling and producing workwear since 1931. The products combine functionality and sustainable design for a variety of industries, including industrial companies and restaurants.

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23.05.2022

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

23.05.2022

Let´s Play, Fair!

So lautete das Motto des diesjährigen Arbeitstreffens am 17. und 18. Mai im BeachMitte in Berlin. Doch im Liegestuhl haben sich die Teilnehmenden allenfalls in den Pausen zurückgelehnt, denn die Veranstaltung heißt nicht umsonst Arbeitstreffen.

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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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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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04.04.2022

Welcome to the Partnership!

04.04.2022

We are pleased to welcome the Artus Group to the Textiles Partnership.

The Artus Group sees itself as a solution provider for the circular economy with a focus on the fashion industry. The new Partnership member offers holistic and integrative solutions for the physical processes in combination with digital applications.

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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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24.03.2022

Guidance for the collection of gender-disaggregated data

24.03.2022

New guidance on gender data indicators

Although women make up the majority of employees in the textile indus-try, they are often overlooked in statistics. Systematic disadvantages and discrimination are not only detrimental to them personally, but also have negative consequences for the entire economy.

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10.03.2022

Call for participation: Learning & Implementation Community

10.03.2022

Call for participation: Learning & Implementation Community

Companies committed to sheding a light on their purchasing practices and making them more responsible are invited to join the Common Framework for Purchasing Practices' Learning & Implementation Community. Learn more about the Common Framework for Purchasing Practices

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03.03.2022

Welcome to the Partnership!

03.03.2022

We are pleased to welcome DELTEX to the Textiles Partnership.

The international textile company based in Hamburg has been producing and selling textiles and accessories for sports and leisure for 30 years. Customers include traditional sports brands and retailers.

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28.02.2022

Circular Economy: PST participates in the Standardization Roadmap

28.02.2022

Standardization Roadmap on circular economy

A Standardization Roadmap is intended to provide an overview of the status quo of standardization in the field of circular economy, describe requirements and challenges for seven key topics and identify and formulate the concrete need for action for future norms and standards.

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03.02.2022

OECD Forum: Textiles Partnership co-organises two side sessions

03.02.2022

OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector

From 21 to 25 February, this year's virtual OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector will take place. Once again, the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles participates in the international sector event.

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31.01.2022

Welcome to the Partnership!

31.01.2022

Wir freuen uns, WiCa im Textilbündnis zu begrüßen

Small family business, big focus on sustainability: WiCa Handelsgesellschaft mbH from Fischen in the Allgäu region produces and sells hosiery that contributes to environmental protection.

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10.01.2022

Common Framework for Responsible Purchasing Practices

10.01.2022

Comments still possible until 14 January

To achieve better purchasing practices, a group of different multi-stakeholder initiatives are developing the Common Framework for Responsible Purchasing Practices. It is intended to address companies and multi-stakeholder initiatives alike and serve as a guide to improving purchasing practices.

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02.12.2021

Welcome to the Partnership!

02.12.2021

We are happy to welcome VDFI to the Partnership!

The VDFI bundles the interests of the down and feather industry vis-à-vis politics, administration and the public. The association's tasks include a strong commitment to quality assurance and standardization work, the preparation of economic data and the provision of information material.

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30.11.2021

Welcome to the Partnership!

30.11.2021

We are pleased to welcome FaRev to the Textiles Partnership.

The small Munich textile company FaRev stands for sustainability and fair working conditions. The focus of the company is on the production and distribution of underwear for men.

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08.11.2021

In presence and online: Working Meeting 2021

08.11.2021

Working Meeting 2021

This year's Working Meeting took place on 27 October hybrid. About 60 representatives of the Partnership's members met at the KOMED in Cologne. Additionally, up to 30 people dialed in online for the workshops and two plenary sessions.

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24.09.2021

Handling the situation in Myanmar

24.09.2021

Positions of the stakeholder groups in the steering committee

Since the military coup in Myanmar, the Partnership Secretariat has been informing the members of the Textiles Partnership on a weekly basis about current developments in the country. It turns out that the military is using increasing violence against opposition members and trade unionists.

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22.09.2021

Partnerships 2030: Factsheets on the SDGs

22.09.2021

Advantages of multi-stakeholder partnerships in addressing complex challenges

How do multi-stakeholder partnerships (MAGPs) contribute to the successfully implementing of the 2030 Agenda? Partnerships2030 discusses this question in a factsheet series. In the factsheet on SDG1, the Textiles Partnership is listed as an example MAP.

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05.08.2021

WG Recycling Project: Recyclable Product Clones

05.08.2021

Circular Economy and Recycling

The Working Group Recycling launched the project Recyclable Product Clones in March 2021. The aim of the project is to develop more sustainable updates of the products, so-called "product clones".

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21.07.2021

Free E-Learning on Chemical Management

21.07.2021

E-Learning der GIZ auf der Lernplattform atingi

A new e-learning teaches the basics of chemicals management. The aim of the online training is, among other things, to raise awareness of health and environmental risks and to enable to perform risk analysis and implement measures accordingly international standards.

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07.07.2021

Basic Training Responsible Purchasing Practices

07.07.2021

30 minute e-learning

In the basic training, companies learn how their purchasing practices affect working conditions in the supply chain and how they can improve them.

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14.06.2022

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

Ein neuer Kurs der OECD gibt einen Überblick zu unternehmerischen Sorgfaltspflichten entlang der 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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08.04.2022

Welcome to the Partnership!

08.04.2022

We are pleased to welcome Circularity Germany to the Textiles Partnership.

The textile company from Hamburg pursues a closed-loop approach and focuses on the longevity of the textiles. Only textiles made of mechanically recycled cotton and polyester materials are produced and distributed.

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28.03.2022

Assessment of available tools for measuring GHG emissions

28.03.2022

"Assessment of available tools for measuring GHG emissions"

To help companies find the right tool for accounting their greenhouse gas emissions, the Expert Group on Climate Action developed an overview document in cooperation with the Öko-Institut.

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14.03.2022

Webinar series: Textile Industry and Climate Change

14.03.2022

Die Bedeutung des Klimawandels für die Textilindustrie

Four online events provide an overview of the importance of climate change for the textile industry, the balancing of greenhouse gas emissions and suitable reduction measures.

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16.03.2022

Welcome to the Partnership!

16.03.2022

We are pleased to welcome Atair to the Textiles Partnership.

The new Partnership member from the Münsterland region with around 35 employees attach-es great importance to its ecological footprint and responsible resource procurement. Atair produces hosiery for private labels, its own brands or licensed brands.

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08.03.2022

ILO C190: 32 PST members write a letter to the German government

08.03.2022

International Women´s Day

33 members write a letter to Minister Svenja Schulze and Minister Hubertus Heil calling for the ratification of ILO Convention 190 to end violence and harassment in the world of work.

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01.03.2022

Our impact to the fields of transformation

01.03.2021

German Sustainability Strategy

In its sustainability strategy, the Federal Government emphasises the need to move forward ambitiously, especially in key transformation fields. The six transformation fields address several goals of the 2030 Agenda and emphasise their interdependence.

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21.02.2022

Opportunities and challenges in recyclability

21.02.2022

Presentation of the project results on product cloning

Designing products to be sustainable and recyclable? That is possible, as a project of the working group recycling shows. Nine PST member companies nominated ten of their products and had them analysed by the University Niederrhein. The results have now been presented.

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01.02.2022

Voices on Textiles #2: Interview with Jürgen Janssen

01.02.2022

"To drive the change, it´s important to involve everyone."

Jennifer Federico from HEJSupport interviewed Jürgen Janssen, Head of the Partnership Secretariat, to discuss ideas about how to achieve a world with sustainable textiles.

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31.01.2022

Welcome to the Partnership!

31.01.2022

We are pleased to welcome Ethical Made to the Textiles Partnership.

"All together for the planet" is the motto of the Cologne-based label Ethical Made. The ethi-cally acceptable fashion brand has set itself the goal of driving change in the textile industry. A special focus is on climate protection.

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15.12.2021

PPA & PPSA for better purchasing practices and higher wages

15.12.2021

Joint report from PST and AGT

Once again, members of the Textiles Partnership and signatories of the AGT were invited to complete purchasing practices self-assessment and obtain feedback from their suppliers with another questionnaire.

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01.12.2021

FEA study "CLOTHES with HOOKS"

01.12.2021

Global environmental impact of the production of our clothing

The German Federal Environment Agency (FEA), a member of the Textiles Partnership, published the study "CLOTHES with HOOKS". In it, the UBA examines the global environmental impact of our consumption of clothing. One focus is water use in arid regions for raw materials and textile production.

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15.11.2021

Review Process 2021: Publication of Reports

15.11.2021

36 Berichte ab heute online

The Review Process represents the individual responsibility of the companies in the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles (PST) to implement due diligence in their supply network. The aim of the Review Process is to analyse the most serious social, environmental and corruption risks and to prevent them effectively. Today, the PST publishes the first 34 Review Reports.

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10.11.2021

Climate Action: Renewed Fashion Charter

10.11.2021

Reference document for the Textiles Partnership

At the World Climate Conference in Glasgow, the Fashion Charter presented the new version of the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, which serves as a reference document for the Textiles Partnership and its members to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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21.10.2021

Better Buying Partnership Index Survey

21.10.2021

Quality of supplier relationships

The Partnership for Sustainable Textiles supports The Industry We Want's push for an annual assessment of the industry’s state of purchasing practices.

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23.09.2021

Launch of the Living Wage Lab

23.09.2021

Zusammen für existenzsichernde Löhne

With the launch of the Living Wage Lab, the Partnership Initiative Living Wages entered a new phase. The aim of the Living Wage Lab is to support PST members in developing and implementing individual living wage strategies and to develop scalable solutions together with their suppliers.

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20.09.2021

New glossary on circular economy

20.09.2021

Die wichtigsten Begriffe zu Kreislaufwirtschaft

The glossary is intended to facilitate a common basic understanding of certain terms.

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02.08.2021

Steering Committee enters new term

02.08.2021

New members in the Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is the highest decision-making body in the Textiles Partnership. In its meetings, the steering committee decides, among other things, on membership applications and new projects.

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21.07.2021

Online Colloquium on Textile Wastewater Management

21.07.2021

Online event on August 19

At the "Online Colloquium on Textile Wastewater Management" on 18 August, you will gain insights into textile wastewater management practices from Vietnam, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. Registration is open until August 13.

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16.06.2021

Supply Chain Transparency: Where do our members source from?

16.06.2021

Aggregated list with supplier information at the Open Apparel Registry

In line with the aim of the strategic cooperation with the OAR, the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles has published an aggregated list with a total of around 6,850 production sites from 23 member companies.

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