Bündnis für nachhaltige Textilien

Your Membership in the Textiles Partnership

We kindly invite you to become a member in the Partnership of Sustainable Textiles.

Join our initiative for better working and environmental conditions. Take advantage of the exchange with other members, the support from the Partnership's Secretariat, and collective on-site engagement. As a member of the Textiles Partnership, you will receive information and support to ensure that your company can perform its due diligence.

If you are interested in joining the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles, please contact the Partnership Secretariat before applying. Here you can find the contact details.

Who is eligible to become a Textiles Partnership member?

Interested parties from these stakeholder groups can join the Partnership as ordinary members:

  • Private sector: Companies in the textile and clothing sector or in retail as well as associations active in the field of sustainable textiles;
  • Non-governmental Organisations: NROs active in the field of sustainable textiles;
  • Trade unions: if they are active in the field of sustainable textiles;
  • German Federal Government: represented through Federal Ministries;
  • Standards organisations: Non-commercial, standard-setting organisations active in the field of sustainable textiles.

Scientific institutions or Federal Government authorities dealing with the issue of sustainable textiles as well as other organisations in exceptional and justified cases can also be accepted as advisory members.

Which obligations does a membership entail?

Members of the Textiles Partnership jointly advocate for sustainable conditions in the production of textiles. Their common goals include social, ecological, and economic improvements along the global textile supply chain. The idea is to allow individual companies or organizations with limited contribution possibilities to facilitate and implement significant changes with other members of the Textiles Partnership members. It allows members to pool individual activities, exchange experiences, and develop solutions together. Not only is this more effective in reaching a sustainable textile sector, it is more efficient and cost-effective than working on these issues individually. The signing organisation is committed to pursue the Partnership's Goals in an active and implementation-oriented manner. This is done, for example, by participating in projects, project groups, or Partnership Initiatives. Members are obliged to participate in the "review process". Members must also publish an annual roadmap in which they commit to reaching certain targets. Within the review, their progress in achieving these targets and possible difficulties in realizing the targets are measured. Failure to achieve objectives or make adequate progress may result in sanctions and culminates with a revocation of membership to the Textiles Partnership.

How can I join the Textiles Partnership?

If you are interested in joining the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles, we kindly ask you to contact the Partnership's Secretariat. We recommend a consultation call before submitting an application. Please feel free to make an appointment by mail (mail@textilbuendnis.com) or give us a call at +49 228 4460 3560.

Membership applications are submitted to the Steering Committee. It decides on the admission of new members.

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