NEWS

Members of the Textiles Partnership Posing a Joint Demand

Members of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles urge the government in Bangladesh to advocate for compliance with the agreements reached for the transition of the Bangladesh Accord.   In a letter to the Bangladeshi Government, members…

Roadmaps 2018 are Published

Members of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles committed to take more responsibility for sustainability in their own supply chain. In the annual Roadmaps, they demonstrate how they handle the work to improve fair wages, environmental protection…

Dr. Juergen Janssen interviewed by the EU Parliament Member Arne Lietz

On an event of the Handelsverband Deutschland (HDE) and the German Economic Institute in Brussels with the core question: “How can sustainable Supply Chain Management succeed?”, Juergen Janssen (Head of the Secretariat of the Partnership…

Alsico NV becomes the first associated member of the Textile Partnership

We are pleasedto welcome Alsico NV as the first associated member in the Textile Partnership. The company with a deep heritage manufactures high quality workwear and attaches great value on ecological textiles and a sustainable business management.…

Partnership Members got together at the Working Meeting in Cologne

On the 11th and 12th of July about 160 Partnership members got together for a working meeting in the converted industrial building “Bauwerk” in Cologne Kalk. In eight different workshops, the members discussed the structural development…

Partnership welcomes NABU as a new member

The Partnership for Sustainable Textiles and its members are pleased to welcome the Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V. as a new member in the category non-governmental organizations. The Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V. (NABU) is a German environmental…

Members of the Steering Committee support higher minimum wages in Bangladesh

Right before the next National Wage Board’s meeting in Bangladesh, members of the Steering Committee appealed to the Government in Bangladesh to support higher minimum wages in the Bangladeshi garment and textile sector. In a joint letter,…

Exclusion of seven members from the Partnership

The steering commitee of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles decided yesterday to exclude seven members with immediate effect. They had not fulfilled their reporting obligations and had not submitted any roadmaps and progress reports, which…

High-level Panel on Due Diligence in the EU Textile and Garment Sector

The German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles and the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile facilitate debate about opportunities for cooperation around the topic of due diligence in the garment sector at the EU level. The…

At a Glance – The worldwide Commitment of our Members

Worldwide there are more than 60 million people working in the textile and clothing sector. The members and cooperation partners of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles are highly committed to improve the social, ecological and economic…

Sustainable Apparel Coalition and German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles cooperate to align on Supply Chain Due Diligence

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles today announced a strategic cooperation that will contribute to better working conditions and increased environmental protection across global textile supply…

DECISION ON BINDING DEADLINE AND VOLUME TARGETS

As already communicated in the press release dated 24th of November 2017, the Partnership Steering Committee agreed at its 16th meeting on specific binding deadlines targets for all members. These deadlines, together with the recommended targets,…
Decision in the Textiles Partnership: Implementation of Partnership Goals Starts in 2017

Partnership for Sustainable Textiles enters a new phase in 2018: binding targets for all members and greater internationalisation

The Partnership for Sustainable Textiles is entering a new phase on the path towards better working conditions, more environmental protection, and fair wages in textile supply chains. Its ambitious targets are now underpinned by specific individual…

Textile Partnership: Cooperation with ACT initiative kicks off internationalisation – partnership initiative for chemicals management starts implementation in producer countries

On the path to improve the conditions in global textile supply chains, the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles has now taken key steps towards a stronger internationalisation. Strategic cooperation with the Action, Collaboration, Transformation…

German-Dutch cooperation takes sustainability in the textile sector

German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles and Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Textiles and Garment announce strategic cooperation The German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles and the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textiles…
Members publish their individual action plans | ©GIZ Anne KathrinMohr extern (Auftraggeber-GIZ)

Members publish their individual action plans

A large number of members has consented to disclose their roadmaps for 2017. Publication of individual objectives is still voluntary. As of 2018 the yearly publication becomes obligatory.
For Fairness and Environmental Protection – commencing in 2017, the Members of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles are Implementing Concrete Social and Ecological Improvements | © GIZ

For Fairness and Environmental Protection – commencing in 2017, the Members of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles are Implementing Concrete Social and Ecological Improvements

(28 July 2017, Berlin) On the road to better working conditions, increased environmental protection and fairer living wages, the members of the Textiles Partnership have made a decisive step forward: 129 members handed in tangible action plans…
Indicators and Key Questions for the Formulation of Individual Roadmaps | ©Textilbündnis_Dr.K.Dobersalske_06_extern-klein

Indicators and Key Questions for the Formulation of Individual Roadmaps

The three Specialist Working Groups on Social Standards and Living Wages, Chemicals and Environmental Management, and Natural Fibres have defined key questions and indicators which serve as foundation of the review process and as aid for members…
Interview with Dr. Jürgen Janssen: What is better now than it was 3 years ago? | gemeinfrei

What is better now than it was 3 years ago?

Dr. Jürgen Janssen: Many things. For the first time, the crucial societal groups are working together to make the textile sector fairer and more environmental-friendly. Economy, politics, civil society and unions are learning from each…
Decision in the Textiles Partnership: Implementation of Partnership Goals Starts in 2017

Decision in the Textiles Partnership: Implementation of Partnership Goals Starts in 2017

Following intensive negotiations, the Steering Committee of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles has reached an agreement on the next steps for the implementation of the Partnership’s goals by the members. With this, the committee is following…
Textilbündnis, Members’ Meeting 2016 | © GIZ

Milestone Set – Textiles Partnership Embarks on the Next Leg

The Members’ Meeting on November 22nd and 23rd, 2016, is groundbreaking and the official starting signal for the next steps in the Textiles Partnership. Every member will be starting the new year with a concrete action plan. The measures are…