The Partnership: foundation and goals
The Partnership for Sustainable Textiles is a multi-stakeholder initiative with about 150 members from the fields of business, politics and the civil society. Together they are striving to improve the social and environmental conditions in the global textile production – from the production of raw materials for textile production to the disposal of textiles. The Textiles Partnership was founded in October 2014 in response to the deadly accidents in textile factories in Bangladesh and Pakistan. It was initiated by the German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Dr. Gerd Müller. Today, members of the Textiles Partnership already cover about half of the German textile market. Until 2018 the partnership aims to cover 75 percent of the market.