Members' Meeting 2018
The fourth Members' Meeting of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles took place in Berlin on October 30, 2018.
The meeting provided the framework for seven different break-out sessions, the results of which are now being incorporated into the work of the various expert groups, among others. Under the motto "Learning from each other, achieving goals together," ten Alliance members presented approaches on how processes and products can be made more sustainable in concrete terms. An open space session offered the opportunity to collect ideas for new alliance initiatives and to develop them further together.
Moreover, the Partnership Initiative concept for living wages was presented and discussed. The Expert Group will include the feedback from this session to further develop the concept, which has since been approved. Additionally, the topic was the focus of another break-out-session on an interactive case study that introduced participants to the method of "open costing" and explained the link between an open cost-calculation and living wages.
In the workshop "Understanding and implementing due diligence", participants had the opportunity to discuss in small groups concrete challenges posed by the implementation of corporate due diligence. In addition, interested members took a look at the future of the textile industry and learned about current trends in innovative fibers. The major opportunities and risks of automation were the focus of another workshop, which also discussed the global impact of increasing digitalization in the textile industry.