Entries by Bettina Schulze Vowinkel

At a Glance – The worldwide Commitment of our Members

Worldwide there are more than 60 million people working in the textile and clothing sector. The members and cooperation partners of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles are highly committed to improve the social, ecological and economic conditions alongside the entire textile supply chain. Our interactive world map provides you a detailed insight into this dedication. […]

Associate membership

As part of our strategic cooperation with AGT, we have agreed an option for mutual associate membership. Members of the Textiles Partnership will in future be able to apply via the Partnership Secretariat for associate membership of AGT and vice versa. The two initiatives pursue a common goal and, by joining forces, can make a […]

The comparison of standards has arrived!

A comparison of the requirements of different standards systems and member initiatives with the Partnership’s grid of questions has recently been added to TexPerT to assist you with entering your baseline data. If your business activities are geared to a standard or initiative, then you should activate the comparison of standards in TexPerT. Relevant information […]

New structures, new rules

Following the Steering Committee’s decision to make the Textiles Partnership’s structures more project-oriented, it became necessary to adapt the Cooperation Rules. Consequently, the Steering Committee agreed on an adaptation, for which a decision was made after their last meeting.   What has changed? The new Paragraph 11 summarises the new structures resulting from the Steering […]

Recording an inventory of chemicals

Keeping an inventory of the chemicals used and stored in factories is necessary in order to keep track of what chemicals with human- and ecotoxicological characteristics are used, be able to conduct risk assessments, prevent unnecessary keeping of stocks, and to provide employees and, where relevant, operatives with information about the chemical hazards. For effective […]

List of abbreviations used in the template

  < back   Explanations of the abbreviations: The diverse classifications of the previous mentioned factors are listed in abbreviations. For example, the abbreviation CO (100%) means that the textile substrate is 100% made out of cotton. Moreover, an additional category for finished textiles is listed as the type of finished products provides helpful suggestions […]

Preventing corruption in the supply chain

Editor: Alliance for Integrity, Partnership for Sustainable Textiles, Global Compact Network Germany, c/o GIZ GmbH, December 2017 Download