Garments and Textile

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.

Sustainable Garments and Textile Agreement achieves results in responsible business conduct during corona pandemic

21-06-2021

The annual report of the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile shows that visible steps forward have been taken, despite the corona pandemic. For example, the percentage of participating companies that meet the Agreement’s requirements rose from 63 to 80 percent.

Agreement parties stand up for children's rights in Turkey

17-06-2021

Under the Dutch Agreement for Sustainable Garments and Textile, UNICEF started a collective project with clothing companies America Today, Company Fits and Zeeman to protect the rights of children in their Turkish supply chains.

Support from AGT brands for establishing a minimum wage for textile workers in Tamil Nadu

14-06-2021

The Agreement on Sustainable Garments & Textile and most of its affiliated companies that produce in Tamil Nadu have sent a joint letter to a new Minimum Wages Committee in India. They welcome the establishment of this committee for the textile industry by the government of Tamil Nadu.

Working conditions at Chinese dye houses made safer and healthier

10-06-2021

Headed by Arcadis, six participating brands of the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile have finished a 2.5 year clothing dye house improvement program in China. The goal of the program was making the dye houses a safer and healthier place to work. By bringing the brands closer to their supply chain, they understand better what challenges the dye houses are facing and how they can collaboratively overcome these challenges.

Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile makes assessment companies more transparent

25-05-2021

The Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile has expanded its assessment framework with a practical explanation of each assessment criterion. It clarifies what is expected of participating garments and textile companies in the field of international responsible business conduct. The framework describes how the annual assessment of companies is conducted.

First workers' committees established and trained in a collective project in Tamil Nadu

26-04-2021

Prénatal is one of the first companies to have started a training program at a supplier. The company started their program at a supplier in Tamil Nadu, India.
The training is part of a collective project of the Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile to improve working conditions in the clothing industry in the region. In addition to Prénatal, six companies, the Mondiaal FNV trade union and NGOs SAVE and Arisa are participating in the project.

Benchmarks help companies participating in Sustainable Garments and Textile Agreement tackle living wage gap

30-03-2021

The Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile is publishing a list that reveals the difference between minimum wage and living wage in the garment and textile industry in many countries. Understanding the difference between the two allows companies to take steps to bridge this gap. The list covers almost fifty countries and regions and was compiled using data provided by WageIndicator and The Global Living Wage Coalition.

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.