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Company Alsico NV first associate member German Textilbündnis

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 30-07-2018

Textile company Alsico NV is the first participating company of the Dutch Argeement on Sustainable Garments and Textile that signed the ‘associate membership’ with the German Textilbündnis.

Next year companies will be more transparent about risks and actions

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 23-07-2018

From next year onwards, the participating companies to the agreement will publish individually what the greatest risks are in factories where they produce, together with their policy for dealing with these risks.

Agreement sends letter to Bangladeshi government about minimum wage

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 20-07-2018

Parties of the agreement have sent a letter to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh to support an increase of the minimum wage for Bangladeshi garment workers. The letter is also sent by the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF), which is also a supporting organization to the agreement.

Investors support investments in sustainable garment sector

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 12-07-2018

A large number of investors are signing a statement supporting the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile (AGT) and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition. Together, they represent more than EUR 3.7 trillion in assets under management.

Textile sector gives greater insight into production chain

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 04-07-2018

The Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile (AGT) has reported a substantially larger number of production sites. The new production site list shows the 4,267 sites where participating companies produced goods in the past year. Publication of the new production site list coincides with the second anniversary of the signing of the Agreement.

Food products sector boosts sustainability in production chain

Agreement for the Food Products Sector | 29-06-2018

The parties in the Dutch food products sector are joining forces to ensure responsible business conduct in the international production chain. Today, they signed the International Responsible Business Conduct (IRBC) Agreement for the Food Products Sector.

Sandwich signs Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 28-06-2018

The Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile (AGT) has been signed by Sandwich. Sandwich is an international fashion brand with more than 2,200 shops worldwide.

Greater concern for animal welfare in the clothing and textile sector

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 25-06-2018


There is increasing concern among companies, public authorities, consumers and civil-society organisations for the welfare of animals in the clothing and textile sector. Nevertheless, economic interests often outweigh those of animals. This is the outcome of research carried out on behalf of the International Responsible Business Conduct (IRBC ) focused Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile (AGT).

German and Dutch garment and textile agreements feature in Brussels

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 15-06-2018

Can problems in the garment and textile industry be tackled at European level? That was the main question addressed during the 4th of June meeting in Brussels on ‘Promoting responsible business conduct and due diligence in the EU textile and garment sector’.

Zeeman opens up about problems in garment factories

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 08-06-2018

Netherlands-based European clothing chain Zeeman has observed problems at a number of their production sites. Zeeman has disclosed and shared this information in public on their own account, which is a first for the company.