Entries by Jarah John

How to go organic – Organic Cotton Sourcing Guide published

The Partnership for Sustainable Textiles provides practical answers to the question of how companies can procure organic cotton: The newly published Organic Cotton Sourcing Guide “How to go organic” is available now. The Partnership aims at using overall at least 10 % organic cotton by 2020. This is significantly more than the market share of […]

Net-zero emissions by 2050

In December 2018, the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles joined the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action as a Supporting Organisation. The Charter aims to reduce the CO2 emissions along the entire textile supply chain step by step and to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Companies, suppliers and other stakeholders in the textile and fashion industry […]

Latest news from the Steering Committee

The Steering Committee held its 22nd meeting in Berlin on 30 November. At this event, the Steering Committee set out key items for the year ahead and discussed issues feeding into longer-term planning. The Review Process will be further simplified and improved for the 2019 reporting period. The Committee also approved the Partnership Initiative on […]


Trigema We welcome Trigema Inh. W. Grupp e. K. as a new member. The company produces sportswear and leisure wear textiles, and was previously a member up to 2017.     Varvaressos Varvaressos S.A. European Spinning Mills is a Greek firm that produces various yarns which it distributes in 20 countries. We welcome the company […]

News from the projects

Achieving more together – the Partnership Initiative on Living Wages is launched! The Steering Committee approved the launch of the Partnership Initiative on Living Wages at its meeting on 30 November. It is intended to help companies continually increase industry wages by improving their internal purchasing practices and by strengthening freedom of association and collective […]

Social dialogue benefits workers and companies

The Partnership members Tchibo and Adidas, along with other companies from the region, NGOs, the ILO and trade unions, attended a conference in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Its main topic was the relevance of social dialogue in the textile industry. All those present agreed that dialogue between management and workers is a key mechanism for improving […]

Invitations and dates in 2019

Weekly updates on Thursdays Since November, regular weekly updates of dates and the latest tips for events have been posted in the Members’ area. Every Thursday, you can retrieve all of this information so you always stay up-to-date.   Your opinion – your partnership: take part in our survey! Next year, we will once again […]

Newsletter – December 2018

Contents Latest news from the Steering Committee Members News from the projects Win-win: social dialogue benefits everyone Invitations and dates in 2019 Review: Members’ Meeting 2018 Dear Partnership members, Another year of intensive work by the Partnership is now behind us. We gathered new ideas during exciting workshops held at our Working Meeting in July […]

Review: Members’ Meeting 2018

The fourth Members’ Meeting was held on 30 October 2018 in Berlin and was attended by over 120 people. You can gain an impression of the day and find documents from the dif-ferent workshops in the Members’ area. The Members’ Meeting provided a framework for seven different break-out sessions whose results will now feed into […]