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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

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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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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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

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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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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09.09.2019

Three new associated members

20.03.2019

Essenza Home, Kings of Indigo, Rademakers Fur & Fashion

Associate members can be companies that have signed the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile (AGT).

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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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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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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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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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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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10.04.2019

New Risk Assessment on Wool

10.04.2019

New Risk Assessment on Wool

Happy sheep = good wool? The equation is not that simple. The new guideline explains what is important in the production and procurement of new wool.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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23.07.2018

Alsico NV becomes first associate member of Textile Partnership

23.07.2018

First associate member

Alsico NV produces high-quality workwear, attaches great importance to ecological textiles and sustainable corporate management.

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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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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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10.07.2018

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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