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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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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

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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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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01.06.2021

Purchasing Practices (Self-)Assessment

01.06.2021

Online survey between March and April 2021

15 Partnership companies analysed their purchasing practices and collected feedback of suppliers along their own supply chain.

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20.05.2021

New Guideline: Responsible Exit

20.05.2021

Minimise negative impacts on employees at suppliers

This guide sets out step by step how companies can develop a process that ensures that they exercise respon-sible exits and which guidelines and requirements have to be taken in consideration.

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05.05.2021

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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13.04.2021

Living Wage Estimates

13.04.2021

Sector risk of wages and social security

A new list of recommended living wage estimates provides brands and retailers with an overview of what data should be used to analyse the wage gap in different producing countries.

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29.03.2021

Global Integrity Campaign

29.03.2021

What would you do?

Together with more than 60 partners from the private and public sectors as well as civil society the Alliance for Integrity launches a global integrity campaign.

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08.03.2021

Due Diligence Risks and the Gender Data Gap

08.03.2021

Invisible Women

Although women account for an estimated 70% of the 60 million garment and textile workers worldwide, they are often ‘invisible’, with little accurate data or information available on their participation, roles and conditions of work. Text written by Stephanie Barrientos.

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24.02.2021

Due Diligence, Social Audits and Gender-Based Violence

24.02.2021

New guidance document

A new guidance document addresses the gender-sensitive design of social audits. It was created in a project by members of the Textile Partnership, the International Association of Natural Textiles (IVN) and GOTS.

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15.02.2021

UNFCCC Playbook: German version is now available

15.02.2021

Guide for all fashion stakeholders

The playbook is designed to support companies on their pathway to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. It helps them identify what actions to take and what initiatives and programs they could support.

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28.01.2021

Textiles Partnership at the OECD Garment Forum

28.01.2021

OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector

01. bis 05. Februar: Auch in diesem Jahr beteiligt sich das Bündnis für nachhaltige Textilien an der internationalen Branchenveranstaltung.

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07.01.2021

New guideline for sustainable textile procurement

07.01.2021

The German Federal Government published the "Guideline for sustainable textile procurement“. The guideline is aimed at federal authorities, federal states and municipalities.

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03.12.2020

Panel Discussion "Future supply chain relations"

03.12.2020

Perspectives and expectations from producing countries

What will the supply chain relationships of the future look like? And what perspectives and expectations do the players in the production countries have? These were the questions that our panel discussion dealt with.

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25.11.2020

Historic milestone: the ILO Convention 190

25.11.2020

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Interview with Dr. Christina Stockfisch on the ILO Convention 190 and the status of implementation

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26.10.2020

New Expert Group on Circular Economy

26.10.2020

Around 35 Partnership members participate in the new expert group.

They want to identify and develop best practices and guidelines on recyclable processes and products along the entire textile value chain.

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07.10.2020

OECD Due Diligence Guidance now available in German

07.10.2020

Due diligence in textile supply chains

The OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment & Footwear Sector sets standards for the textile industry. Now, the guidance is now also available in German.

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18.09.2020

Fashion Charter publishes Playbook for Climate Action

18.09.2020

Climate protection and CO2 reduction

The Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has published the Playbook for Climate Action for the textile and clothing industry.

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01.09.2020

Textiles Partnership at the Sustainable Fashion Summit

01.09.2020

We will be at the Sustainable Fashion Summit in Frankfurt am Main on 10 September, as a partner of the event and with a joint booth together with Grüner Knopf.

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06.08.2020

New Guide to Supply Chain Transparency

06.08.2020

The Textiles Partnership has now published a new guide that supports brands in gradually achieving more transparency in their supply chain. It provides them with the necessary information to be able to map the supply chain and the stakeholders involved.

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04.08.2020

Seminars from August to December

04.08.2020

In the upcoming months, the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles will again offer its members a range of support services and exchange formats. This year we have converted all seminars to online formats.

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09.06.2020

Joint report of AGT and PST on responsible purchasing practices

09.06.2020

Pre-COVID-19 self-assessment provides valuable insights

The joint report released today shows the aggregate results of the Purchasing Practices Self-Assessment (PPSA) of 42 AGT and PST companies. It underlines the importance of responsible purchasing practices in times of crisis.

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24.04.2020

Detoxing the Fasion Industry for Dummies

24.04.2020

New ZDHC Manual

ZDHC executive director Frank Michel explains the basics of chemical management in the textile industry in an easy-to-understand way.

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06.04.2020

Statements from Tamil Nadu

06.04.2020

"The MSI-TN is doing a very good job"

At the 2nd Annual Conference of the MSI-TN, we interviewed some attendees. We asked them how they assess the work of the MSI-TN, how they work with the MSI-TN and what their wishes for the future are.

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12.03.2020

OECD published results of the Alignment Assessment

12.03.2020

Results serve as a basis for the new review process

With the Alignment Assessment, the OECD examines to what extent the approach of the Textiles Partnership takes into account the recommendations on due diligence in the garment and footwear sector.

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30.01.2020

OECD Forum 2020 in Paris

30.01.2020

Textiles Partnership, AGT and SAC organise partner session at OECD Forum

„Alignment between initiatives at the European level: Potential for scaling up due diligence implementation in the garment sector“

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19.12.2019

Chemical management trainings as of 2020

19.12.2019

Basic und Advanced Trainings

Starting in January 2020, the Basic and Advanced training programs will be offered for factories with wet processes in various production countries. Nominate your factories until the 31 January 2020 for the first run of the Advanced Trainings.

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19.11.2019

5th Members' Meeting: Achieving more together

19.11.2019

Since five years for more sustainability in textile supply chains

Today, about 110 Partnership members and guests meet in the Tagungswerk Berlin to the 5th Members´ Meeting

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16.10.2019

101 roadmaps, 96 progress reports, 2 exclusions

16.10.2019

Summary of the review process 2019

The 2019 review process ended on Friday 11 October. 101 members of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles have passed the external audit and published roadmaps of what they are doing to improve sustainability in textile supply chains this year.

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12.08.2019

Garment industry reveals progress in sustainability

12.08.2019

Progress reports and roadmaps published

In the reports, Partnership members disclose what they have achieved in 2018 for more sustainability in their supply chains and what measures they plan to take for 2019.

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17.06.2019

Ten SDG on our agenda

17.06.2019

The Textiles Partnership's Contribution to the SDGs

The activities of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles contribute to ten of the 17 SDGs. They intervene at many points in the global textile value chain. Our SDG mapping shows exactly what this looks like.

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30.04.2019

Sustainable Man-Made Fibers: Call to viscose producers

30.04.2019

Sustainable Man-Made Fibers: Call to viscose producers

In a letter, the Textiles Partnership calls on viscose producers worldwide to review the sustainability of their manufacturing practices and adapt them to the best available techniques in viscose production.

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18.04.2019

Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textiles publishes Annual Report

18.04.2019

Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textiles publishes Annual Report

Our Dutch cooperation partner Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textiles (AGT) looks back on a successful year 2018.

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10.04.2019

Videos on chemical management in textile production available

10.04.2019

Videos on chemical management in textile production available

Members of the Partnership Initiative have produced short videos on chemical management in textile production. The videos provide an introduction to the problem and raise awareness of chemicals management.

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08.03.2019

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

08.03.2019

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

A delegation of the Partnership Initiative Tamil Nadu is in the southern Indian state of the same name to mark today's International Women's Day. Together with its implementation partners and in dialogue with representatives of the local textile industry, it advocates the improvement of working conditions on the ground.

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28.01.2019

"Women must be respected"

28.01.2019

"Women must 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.

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14.01.2019

Net zero emissions by 2050

14.01.2019

Net zero emissions by 2050 - Textile Industry for Climate Protection

In December 2018, the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles joined the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action as a supporting organisation.

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24.10.2018

Textile Exchange and the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles to cooperate

24.10.2018

For sustainable fibres and material

Textile Exchange and the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles today agreed in a Letter of Intent (LOI) on a comprehensive cooperation to promote the development and use of sustainable materials and fibres in the textile and clothing industry.

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30.08.2018

Demand to the government in Bangladesh

30.08.2018

Bangladesh Accord

Members of the Textiles Partnership call on the Bangladeshi Government to ensure that the existing arrangements for the handover of the Bangladesh Accord are respected.

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13.08.2018

Roadmaps 2018 are published

13.08.2018

Roadmaps 2018 are published

By joining the Textiles Partnership, the members have committed themselves to demonstrably assuming more responsibility for sustainability in their own supply chain.

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16.07.2018

New member: Naturschutzbund Deutschland

16.07.2018

Textiles Partnership welcomes new member

Textiles Partnership and its members are pleased to welcome Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V. as a new member in the category of non-governmental organisations.

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10.07.2018

Exclusion of defaulting members

10.07.2018

Steering Committee decides exclusions

The steering committee of the Partnership has decided to exclude seven members from the Textiles Partnership with immediate effect.

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11.12.2017

Binding time and quantity targets

11.12.2017

Decision of the Steering Committee

Specific binding time targets for all members complement the recommended targets.

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11.10.2017

Members' Meeting 2017

11.10.2017

A look back and a look forward

150 Partnership members and guests meet at the Quadriga Forum in Berlin.

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28.07.2017

For fairness and environmental protection in textile production

28.07.2017

Social and ecological improvements

129 members have submitted action plans for 2017, including 87 members from the German textile industry.

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14.06.2017

Elaboration of the individual roadmap

14.06.2017

Indicators and key questions

Three technical working groups have defined key questions and indicators as the content basis for the review process, with the help of which the members survey their initial situation.

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27.10.2016

Implementation of the Partnership Goals starts in 2017

27.10.2016

Decision in the Textiles Partnership

After intensive negotiations, the steering committee of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles has agreed on the next steps for the implementation of the Partnership's goals by its members.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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19.05.2021

Training series on responsible purchasing practices

19.05.2021

4 workshops until June

The series will address some of the most pressing issues companies are currently facing as they roll out their responsible purchasing programmes.

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26.05.2021

Pilot Project Organic Cotton

26.05.2021

Cooperation between Fairtrade, GIZ, Tchibo, Dibella, Chetna & OCA

For the pilot project on organic cotton, several companies and organisations have joined forces with the aim of increasing the amount of available organic cotton on the world market.

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Advanced Chemical Management Trainings

Chemical management training for textile wet processing units

Dates and information about the Advanced Chemical Management Trainings of Systain and the Textiles Partnership

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01.04.2021

Start of the 2021 Review Process

01.04.2021

Risk based and individual

Today, the Review Process 2021 is starting. Around 70 Partnership companies are called upon to conduct an individual risk analysis, set targets and define measures.

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Announcement

Building Back Better by Buying Better

In line with this year´s annual topic "Responsible Purchasing Practices", the 7th members' meeting of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles will be held under the motto "Building Back Better by Buying Better".

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25.02.2021

ZDHC Technical Industry Guide

25.02.2021

Chemicals management

The ZDHC Foundation recently published the CMS Technical Industry Guide. It serves as a basis for the implementation of sustainable chemical management for brands and suppliers.

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16.02.2021

Online Trainings: Sheep Welfare in Wool Production

16.02.2021

3 training videos by Four Paws and AGT

On 17 December 2020 FOUR PAWS & the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textiles organised a training on sheep welfare, to inform brands and textile companies about options to source more animal-friendly wool.

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09.02.2021

Responsible Purchasing Practices

09.02.2021

Various activities and support services are planned

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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12.01.2021

Guidebook Wet Processing

12.01.2021

Solidaridad publishes a new guidebook

This guidebook looks at the challenges and consequences of water pollution and use of chemicals, water and energy.

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08.12.2020

6th Members' Meeting

08.12.2020

Review and recordings

"On track" was the topic of the 6th Members' Meeting of the Textiles Partnership on November, 24 and 25. In his welcoming address, Jürgen Janssen, head of the Partnership secretariat, emphasised that the course towards due diligence and sustainability is accurate, important and forward-looking.

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27.11.2020

Strategic Cooperation with the Open Apparel Registry

27.11.2020

Joint Action to improve transparency in the Garment Sector

The Textiles Partnership supports the uniform and reliable database of the OAR and publishes an aggregated list of about 6900 production sites of 23 Partnership members.

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27.10.2020

KAYA&KATO and IBM launch new blockchain project

27.10.2020

Cooperation project for the transparent documentation of the textile supply chain

Blockchain technology will provide complete transparency and traceability of garments down to the fiber for both companies and consumers.

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12.10.2020

New Expert Group on Climate Action

12.10.2020

On October 1st, the new expert group (EG) on climate action was launched. It aims to develop best practices for minimising climate risks in all parts of the supply chain.

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06.10.2020

T-REXS: the new risk analysis tool

06.10.2020

The Textiles Partnership presents its new tool, which guides companies step by step through the risk analysis.

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11.09.2020

Gender-based violence

11.09.2020

Annual Topic 2020

In 2020, Gender-based violence is highlighted as the annual topic in the Textiles Partnership.

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17.08.2020

New Strategic Cooperation

17.08.2020

Joint Action to Promote Organic Cotton

The aim of the cooperation between Textiles Partnership and Organic Cotton Accelerator is to promote the availability of organic cotton and to improve the alignment of supply and demand.

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24.07.2020

Companies write a letter to the Indian Government

24.07.2020

Gemeinsamer Brief an die indische Regierung

49 companies, which purchase in India, have approached the Indian government with a joint letter. In the letter, they request Prime Minister Narendra Modi to maintain international labour standards. 14 Members of the Textiles Partnership have also signed the letter.

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01.07.2020

Partnership Initiative Wastewater starts

01.07.2020

A joint initiative for clean wastewater and environmental protection in textile production

Sustainable wastewater management in the textile supply chain is the goal of the new Partnership Initiative. The focus countries are Taiwan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, China, Pakistan and Turkey.

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27.04.2020

Virtual Working Meeting

27.04.2020

1 Livestream, 9 Webinare, 7 Marktstände

Informing, playing a part, exchanging views: All this was offered at this year's virtual Working Meeting. The recordings of the webinars and the market booths are still available.

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21.04.2010

Responding responsibly to the COVID-19 crisis

21.04.2020

Joint Statement

A coalition of ten international organisations working on better labour conditions for garment workers is calling on garment brands and governments for urgent action amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The experts on workers’ rights in global supply chains agreed on a joint vision on social protection and responsible business conduct during this crisis.

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01.04.2020

Webinar 15.04.: Chemikalien- und Umweltmanagement-Trainings

01.04.2020

Sie können sich jetzt für das Webinar anmelden

Basic und Advanced Trainingsprogramme für Fabriken mit Nassprozessen in verschiedenen Produktionsländern: Systain übernimmt das Programm-Management und die Qualitätssicherung und koordiniert die Trainingsprogramme für das Textilbündnis sowie interessierte Partner*innen.

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28.02.2020

MSI-TN: 2nd Annual Conference

28.02.2020

The Multi-Stakeholder Initiative Tamil Nadu (MSI-TN) is making progress

This became visible at the Second International Annual Conference. About 140 participants attended the conference on 6th February 2020 in Coimbatore, which was supported by the Partnership Initiative Tamil Nadu.

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15.01.2020

INNATEX: Benefit from multi actor partnerships

15.01.2020

Lecture Series: Fit for the international stage: Sustainability in textile supply chains

At INNATEX Jürgen Janssen, head of the Partnership Secretariat, and Tobias Dorr, Development and Climate Alliance, discuss how to benefit from multi actor partnerships.

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22.11.2019

German Sustainability Day

22.11.2019

Big stage for sustainable textile supply chains

The Partnership for Sustainable Textiles were present at the 12th German Sustainability Day in Düsseldorf. At our exhibition stand we informed about the work of the Textiles Partnership . Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Dr. Gerd Müller also dropped by.

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19.11.2019

Annual Report 2019

19.11.2019

Further on the way

At the 5th Members' Meeting on 19 November in Berlin, the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles presented its annual report.

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12.09.2019

Partnership members purchase more than half of the organic cotton available worldwide

12.09.2019

Evaluation of progress reports

The companies in the Textiles Partnership alone purchase significantly more than half of the organic cotton available worldwide. In 2018 they procured around 800,000 tonnes of cotton, of which 83,000 tonnes was organic cotton.

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05.07.2019

News from Tamil Nadu: Video and Website

05.07.2019

News from Tamil Nadu: Video and Website

What does the work of Partnership Initiatives actually look like? Who do we work with locally? In 3:30 minutes our new video provides insights and impressions of the work in Tamil Nadu.

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27.05.2019

First dialogue fora in Tamil Nadu (India)

27.05.2019

Dialogue fora were launched with the first annual conference

The multi-stakeholder initiative Tamil Nadu has a clear goal: to achieve improvements for the workers in the textile industry of South India. Dialogue forums are now being held to find solutions together. The annual conference in Coimbatore in March gave the go-ahead for the new exchange format.

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17.04.2019

Second Basic Training Pilot on chemical management completed

17.04.2019

Second Basic Training Pilot on chemical management completed

After the first piloting in Lahore, Pakistan, in December 2018, the second piloting of the Basic Training has now taken place in Guangzhou, China.

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15.04.2019

Textiles Partnership meets to work and learn jointly

15.04.2019

Textiles Partnership meets to work and learn jointly

Current and new projects were discussed in 14 break-out sessions. The focus was on projects on living wages, complaint mechanisms and the application of blockchain technologies.

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02.04.2019

Joint Statement by the Accord members of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles

02.04.2019

Joint Statement by the Accord members of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles

The members of the Textile Partnership and the Accord reiterate their call on the Bangladeshi government to comply with existing agreements to hand over the Bangladesh Accord.

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14.02.2019

Launch of German CottonUP Guide

14.02.2019

Launch of German CottonUP Guide

The CottonUP Guide - a guide for the procurement of sustainable cotton - aims to provide decision-makers and procurement teams with practical information on how to use more sustainable cotton and why this makes entrepreneurial sense.

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22.01.2019

How to go organic - Organic cotton purchasing guide published

22.01.2019

Organic cotton purchasing guide published

The Textiles Partnership now offers practical answers to the question of how companies can procure organic cotton. The "How to go organic" purchasing guide for organic cotton for companies is now available.

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02.11.2018

Together for better working conditions in the garment industry

02.11.2018

Together for better working conditions in the garment industry

The Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) and the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles signed a strategic cooperation agreement.

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27.06.2018

Expert discussion on due diligence

27.06.2018

Due diligence in the garment and textile sector

Panel discussion with high-ranking experts from business and politics in Brussels.

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05.08.2018

Jürgen Janssen interviewed by the EU Parliament Member Arne Lietz

05.08.2018

Meeting in Brussels

Jürgen Janssen (Head of the Secretariat of the Textiles Partnership) and Arne Lietz (Member of the European Parliament) on the Textiles Partnership and its cooperation.

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19.07.2018

Working meeting in Cologne

19.07.2018

Partnership members meet in Cologne

The participants concentrated their thoughts and discussions in eight workshops, setting the course for the further development of the Textiles Partnership in terms of content and structure.

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11.07.2018

The worldwide engagement of the Partnership members

11.07.2018

At a glance

For a more detailed insight into the worldwide commitment of our members, an interactive world map is now available, which provides information on the individual initiatives as well as the corresponding countries.

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10.01.2018

Putting OECD guidelines into practice

10.01.2018

German and Dutch multi-stakeholder initiatives

Alliances with the aim of improving social, ecological and economic conditions along the textile supply chain.

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24.11.2017

New phase from 2018: binding targets and internationalisation

24.11.2017

Partnership for Sustainable Textiles enters new phase in 2018

Binding goals for all members and stronger internationalization.

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06.10.2017

How sustainable is your wardrobe, Mrs. Meier?

06.10.2017

Interview with textile ambassador Barbara Meier

Since this year, the model has been on the road as a textile ambassador on behalf of the federal government to break a lance for sustainable clothing.

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10.07.2018

Demand for higher minimum wages in Bangladesh

10.07.2018

Letter to the Government of Bangladesh

Before the meeting of the National Wage Board in Bangladesh, members of the steering committee sent a joint letter to the government in Bangladesh.

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24.05.2017

What's better now than three years ago?

24.05.2017

Interview with Jürgen Janssen

Read here an interview with the head of the Partnership Secretariat, published on umweltdialog.de

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