The OAR and the Textiles Partnership are convinced that uniform and reliable data about supplier networks and supplier affiliation in the global textile and garment industry is an important building block for improving sustainability and enabling closer collaboration within the industry.
'With currently nearly 47,000 production facilities in the database, the OAR is the most important public platform for a clear identification and attribution of production facilities in the textile and garment industry. We are pleased that the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles is now actively working with the OAR, thereby strengthening this important cooperative approach to greater transparency in textile supply chains.' Jürgen Janssen, Head of the Partnership Secretariat.
'We’re happy to announce this strategic cooperation with the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles and look forward to benefiting from the deep expertise and extensive network of the Partnership as we work to raise awareness of the OAR as an enabling technology for supply chain management and data sharing. This cooperation marks a significant milestone in our work with organisations throughout the sector to untangle complex apparel supply chains.' Katie Shaw, Chief Operating Officer, Open Apparel Registry.