Garments and Textile

Collaboration essential for Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile

08-02-2022

The Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile (AGT) has taken significant steps towards a sustainable garment and textile sector. This was the conclusion of the final evaluation of the agreement, which ended on 31 December 2021. Under the agreement, companies received advice, tools and training to help them set up and implement their policy. The aim was to analyse risks, improve working conditions, prevent pollution and promote animal welfare in production countries. Achieving substantial improvements in the garment and textile supply chain will require time and effort beyond the agreement period, however.

Update assessment framework inspires textile and garment sector and beyond

01-02-2022

The Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile has expanded its assessment framework with numerous links to due diligence tools, examples of companies and explanations of terms. The assessment framework describes how clothing and textile companies were assessed in the field of international responsible business conduct (IRBC). With this update, the document has become even more valuable for all companies within the sector and beyond.

Improving working conditions through multi-company collective bargaining agreement for clothing suppliers in Vietnam

17-01-2022

CNV Internationaal is developing a collective bargaining agreement together with workwear companies ETP, Groenendijk Bedrijfskleding, HAVEP and Tricorp for their supplier and other surrounding garment factories in Vietnam.

First results within the AGT Factory Support Programme

22-12-2021

The collective project 'Factory support programme: continuous improvement of labour conditions in Tamil Nadu, India' aims to improve working conditions in the south Indian state by addressing social issues. After the first year, lessons learned and results have been summarized, including reduced absenteeism, better understanding of Indian labor law and an employee helpline.

Learnings and recommendations in joint report of AGT and PST on purchasing practices

20-12-2021

The Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile and the German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles have jointly released a report with insights from buyer and supplier feedback. In Spring 2021 feedback was collected through purchasing practices surveys by 48 participating companies, receiving insights from 954 brand employees and 445 suppliers. The report sums up key takeaways, learnings and recommendations from this huge dataset.

Successful closing event Agreement Sustainable Garments and Textile

06-12-2021

The Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile has been concluded after five and a half years with a successful, interactive meeting. A series of speakers from companies, social organizations and government looked back and forward to the future, together with the guests. The added value of collaboration within the sector was considered a key element.

Feedback of suppliers and brand employees on companies' purchasing practices shared in webinar

03-12-2021

On 14 December 2021, the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile and the German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles organize a webinar on responsible purchasing practices in the garments and textile sector.

Transparency tool for risk assessment in the garments and textile chain

05-08-2021

Modint has taken the initiative within the Agreement on Sustainable Garment and Textile to capture all combined knowledge of businesses and experts in two tools for companies.

New common framework leads the way to responsible purchasing practices in garments and textile sector

30-06-2021

A group of multi-stakeholder initiatives, including the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile, has drafted a common framework for responsible purchasing practices. These are essential to achieve improvements in working conditions in supply chains in the garments and textile sector.

Dutch Agreement for sustainable Garments and Textile, German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles and Fair Wear Foundation join hands on access to remedy

22-06-2021

The Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile, the German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles (PST) and the Fair Wear Foundation join hands in improving access to remedy for workers in a number of garment factories in India and Vietnam. This means that participating brands will make it easier for workers in garment factories to file their complaints.