The Textiles Partnership cooperates with initiatives using the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector as the basis for a sustainable and future-compliant textiles industry. Many members of the Textiles Partnership are also part of other initiatives. Thus, working closely together, coordinating activities, and recognising the efforts of other members can result in a greater impact, while also reducing the efforts for all actors involved. During the last years, the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles entered into strategic cooperation with eleven initiatives and organisations.
The collaboration allows the members of the Textiles Partnership to use the Self-Assessment-Tool for purchasing practises developed by ACT. On-site cooperations are planned for select production countries in the future.
The possibility of an associate membership is at the core of this cooperation. Additionally, it aims at spreading due diligence within the European Union and improving the coordination of national initiatives on an EU-level.
The cooperation covers the topic of living wages and allows for a professional exchange about complaints mechanisms.
The aim is to adapt sustainability requirements for enterprises based on information contained in the OECD Due Diligence Guidance. In this way, equal competitive conditions can be implemented across national borders.
This collaboration aims at harmonising international requirements and standards regarding sustainability in the field of fibres. Additionally, the use of sustainable materials shall be strengthened.
The initiatives coordinate their development of training and support materials about chemical management with each other.