Garments and Textile

Clothing companies increase transparency by signing the Transparency Pledge

25-02-2021

The number of clothing and textile companies which endorse the Transparency Pledge goes up again.

Complaints and Disputes Committee of the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile makes first decision on complaint

04-02-2021

The independent Complaints and Disputes Committee of the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile has made its first decision on a submitted complaint. It concerns a complaint from NGO Arisa about clothing company C&A.

Parties to the international RBC Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile again call for responsibility in the corona crisis

02-02-2021

The parties to the international RBC Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile again call on companies to give substance to their international responsible business conduct during the corona crisis. The basic principles are the protection of the income of employees in the clothing and textile sector, guaranteeing their safety and health and making the chain future-proof.

Signatories of the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile use more sustainable raw materials

17-12-2020

The share of more sustainable raw materials used by the companies that are signatories of the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile increases again. In 2017, 16 percent of the raw materials were more sustainable, in 2018 this was 28 percent and in 2019 it has increased to 38 percent. Again, the signatories take another step towards a more sustainable supply chain.

CHASIN’ is a new signatory to the Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile

16-12-2020

By signing the agreement, the company commits to implement improvements in its supply chain and to submit to the annual assessment cycle carried out by the secretariat.

Clothing companies can reduce environmental impact with new handbook

15-12-2020

Clothing and textile companies can significantly reduce the use of water, energy and harmful chemicals with the "Wet Processing Guidebook". This handbook has been drawn up by Solidaridad in collaboration with the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile. It gives companies practical tools on how to map the so-called wet processes, including the coloring, printing and treatment of textiles, and how to significantly reduce their impact on the environment.

O My Bag new signatory to the Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile

10-12-2020

The company will work towards sustainable products and supply chains.

C.A.G. Gerlon withdraws from Agreement on Sustainable Garments & Textile

01-12-2020

The company C.A.G. Gerlon withdraws from the Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile.

Further increase transparency of AGT companies

16-11-2020

From 2016 to 2019, the number of unique production locations publicized by signatories of the Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile (AGT), has more than doubled from 2,800 to 6,000. The locations can be found on the Open Apparel Registry (OAR): a global database of textile production locations. The growing number of production locations of AGT companies on the OAR, demonstrates their ongoing effort to increase supply chain transparency.

Social themes central to new collective project in India under Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile

29-10-2020

Participants in the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile are launching a collective project aimed at improving working conditions in India’s Tamil Nadu region. The aim is to tackle various social themes, including discrimination & gender, child labour, forced labour, freedom of association, living wage, and health & safety in the workplace. The project will run for three years.