Whether it's living wages or banning toxic chemicals, textile supply chains pose a number of challenges that no actor can tackle alone due to the complexity and global design of supply chains. 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. The aim is to achieve more impact on-site to utilise synergies and minimise duplication of work. Since the implementation of corporate due diligence obligations in accordance with the recommendations of the OECD takes centre stage of the Partnership's work, the Textiles Partnership works closely with the OECD.
Further partnerships and cooperations are dedicated to individual sector risks and topics: For example, the Textiles Partnership is working with Action Collaboration Transformation (ACT) and the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) to promote living wages and complaint mechanisms. Together with the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), the Textiles Partnership is working, among other things, to harmonise the sustainability requirements for companies on the basis of the due diligence approach of the OECD Guidelines and thus promote European and international alignment.
For better chemical management and the substitution of hazardous chemicals, the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles cooperates with the "Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals" (ZDHC) initiative and the "Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management" (SAICM). Together with the "Textile Exchange" and "Organic Cotton Accelerator" initiatives, the Textiles Partnership aims to promote the production of sustainable fibres. For more supply chain transparency, it cooperates with the "Open Apparel Registry". As a supporting organisation of the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, the Textiles Partnership is committed to climate protection.
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.
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