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Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textiles publishes Annual Report

Our Dutch cooperation partner Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textiles (AGT) looks back at a successful year 2018. The number of participating brands has risen to 92, representing nearly half of the Dutch garment and textile market. Collective…

Second Basic Training Pilot on chemical management completed

The Partnership Initiative Chemical and Environmental Management aims at introducing a sustainable and innovative chemical and environmental management in the production facilities. By substituting harmful chemicals of wet processes, labour…

Textiles Partnership meets to work and learn jointly

At 11th April more than 100 members of the Textiles Partnership met at the Partnership's Working Meeting in Cologne. Ongoing and new projects of the Textiles Partnership were discussed in 14 break-out sessions. The focus was put on the projects…

New Publication: Procurement of virgin wool

Happy sheep = good wool? Not automatically. The newly published guideline explains how to keep sheep under good conditions and how to procure sustainable wool. It addresses animal welfare, due diligence and measures against flystrike. The…

bevh becomes member of the Textiles Partnership

We are happy to welcome the Bundesverband E-Commerce und Versandhandel Deutschland e.V. (bevh) as a new member to the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles. The bevh represents the interests of its approximately 600 members and is at the same…

Joint Statement by the Accord members of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles

As members of the Textiles Partnership and the Accord, we again urge the Government of Bangladesh to comply with existing agreements concerning the Transition Accord and thereby, reaffirm the demands expressed in a letter to the Government in…

Videos on chemical management in textile production available

Global textile production is associated with the use of many chemicals that pose risks for the workers involved, the environment and textile consumers. Enormous quantities of water are polluted by chemicals, especially during textile dyeing,…

International Women’s Day. Engagement for women / workers in south India

On today's World Women's Day a delegation from the Partnership Initiative Tamil Nadu visits the south Indian state of the same name. It works on-site on the improvement of the working conditions in the textile industry with the implementation…

Launch of German CottonUP Guide

The Partnership for Sustainable Textiles and Cotton 2040 have now launched a German version of the CottonUP guide to sourcing sustainable cotton, in support of the Partnership’s aim to use at least 35% sustainable cotton by 2020, with 10%…

“Women have to be respected”

We interviewed Mary Viyakula from the Indian non-governmental organisation SAVE about the Partnership Initiative in Tamil Nadu, about her personal goals in life and workers' rights. Seventeen percent of all employees in India work in the textile…

How to go organic - Organic Cotton Sourcing Guide published

The Partnership for Sustainable Textiles provides practical answers to the question of how companies can procure organic cotton: The newly published Organic Cotton Sourcing Guide “How to go organic” is available now. The Partnership aims…

Net-zero emissions by 2050

In December 2018, the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles joined the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action as a Supporting Organisation. The Charter aims to reduce the CO2 emissions along the entire textile supply chain step by step…

Together for better working conditions in the garment industry

[Berlin, 2nd of November 2018] Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) and the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles signed a strategic cooperation agreement. The cooperation partners want to work together to promote fair working conditions and wages in the…

Textile Exchange and the Partnership of Sustainable Textiles get together to increase the sustainability in the textile industry

[Milan: October 23, 2018] Today the global working nongovernmental organisation Textile Exchange and the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) and agreed on a cooperation to promote the development and use of sustainable…

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.