Die Cooperation Rules serve as the binding basis for the Textiles Partnership’s work. The most important decision-making body is the Steering Committee, in which all stakeholder groups are represented. The Steering Committee was re-elected in May 2019 and is comprised of the following representatives:
Dr. Gisela Burckhardt
Dr. Sabine Ferenschild
Dr. Uwe Mazura
Dr. Johannes Merck
Dr. Olaf Seiring
Once a year the members of the Textiles Partnership get together for a Members' Meeting, where they receive the Steering Committee's annual report and discuss the results, successes, and lessons learned. They can also make fundamental decisions about the Partnership and discuss the draft of the working plan for the upcoming year.
At the fifth members' meeting, the Partnership Secretariat, the Steering Committee and Parliamentary State Secretary Dr. Maria Flachsbarth informed the 100 members and guests about the last year and the plans for the coming years.
The fourth Members' Meeting of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles took place in Berlin on October 30. At the meeting, seven break-out-sessions were realised. The results may now be used by the expert groups for their work.
The Textiles Partnership Members' Meeting on October 11 was attended by more than150 Partnership members and guests in Berlin. Besides speeches, panel discussions with international experts, and workshops, the meeting gave members a chance to discuss and exchange experiences.
The Members' Meeting on November 22-23, 2016 was the official start for next steps within the Textiles Partnership. Every member began the upcoming year with a tangible roadmap. The measures were mandatory and verified by an external party. In this way, the progress was transparent and verifiable.