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SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals

Whether with regard to paying living wages or banning toxic chemicals, textile supply chains come with many complex challenges. It is due to this complexity and the global nature of supply chains, that no actor can address these challenges alone. To make textile supply chains contribute to sustainable development, the state, the economy, and civil society must join forces and face these challenges together.

The Partnership for Sustainable Textiles acts as a role model and does not only unite different actors within Germany but also cooperates with other initiatives on an international level. For example, the Textiles Partnership addresses the living wages issue in collaboration with Action, Collaboration, Transformation (ACT) and the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF). Together with the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile (AGT), the Textiles Partnership undertakes the implementation of the OECD Guidelines on Due Diligence, thus promoting the equalisation of european and international processes.

With regard to chemical management and substitution of hazardous chemicals, the Textiles Partnership currently cooperates with Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) and the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM). Three cooperations are dedicated to sustainable fibers: Textile Exchange, Organic Cotton Accelerator and Collaboration for Sustainable Development of Viscose. The network of cooperations and partnerships is being continuously expanded.

Projects Worldwide

Under "Projects worldwide" you find numerous projects of our members, which contribute in different ways to the achievement of the SDGs. If you are interested in a particular SDG, it is best to filter by sector risk.