7th Members Meeting

Building Back Better by Buying Better

April 21 & 22, 2021

In line with this year's annual topic "Responsible Purchasing Practices", the 7th members' meeting of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles will be held under the motto "Building Back Better by Buying Better". The focus will be on how partnerships in the supplier network can be strengthened through responsible purchasing practices. As always, a number of other Partnership topics will also be on the agenda.

The event will again take place virtually, this time we will use the MEA App. Members can find detailed information about the event and the sessions in the closed members area. There you will also find the link to the app.

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Annual Report 2020

In the annual report, you will find information on the activities and topics that we dealt with in 2020: among others, new expert groups, reactions to COVID-19, activities in the Partnership Initiatives, the Review Process, our annual topic gender-based violence, internationalisation and support and dialogue formats.

Day 1: Wednesday, April 21
8:45 am


9-10 am

Welcome note, report, Q&A with the Steering Committee

10:00-10:30 Uhr

Coffee Break with the Steering Committee

11-12 am

Interview: „The Industry We Want“ and Purchasing Practices

1:30-2 pm

Session 1

1A Joint Action for Better Purchasing Practices - Experiences from the peer learning group purchasing practices

1B Walk the talk – Exchange on Complaints and remedy

2:15-15:15 pm

Session 2

2A Pressing issues and key points for action by brands – a view from the global south

2B Accelerating Circularity in the Textiles Partnership

3:15-3:30 pm


Day 2: April 22
1:30 pm

Welcome note and input on joint engagement

1-2:30 pm

Session 3: Environmental aspects of purchasing practices

2:15-3:15 pm

Coffee break with topical focus on:

  • Climate Protection
  • Circular Economy
  • Purchasing Practices
  • Supply Chain Transparency
3:30-4:30 pm

Session 4

4A Suffering from audit fatigue? Introduction to the Social and Labour Convergence Program

4B DiaLOGIC! - Ideas for more interaction in the partnership

4:30-5:30 pm

Session 5: Due Diligence Legislation - Status quo and outlook

5:30-6 pm