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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.

New campaign Solidaridad aims to educate consumers on challenges textile industry

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 15-05-2018

Solidaridad and Sympany have launched a new campaign #Modebewust - literally, fashion-conscious. The campaign draws attention to the challenges which still prevail in the worldwide textile industry.

Modint Inspiration Day on Sustainable Materials offers businesses new insights

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 14-05-2018

Recycled materials, eco-friendly production methods and the role of the consumer: sustainability plays an increasing role in the fashion industry. Industry organization Modint organized an Inspiration Day for businesses on 17 April.

Workshop ‘living wage’ helps businesses in their due diligence

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 09-05-2018

On 8 May 2018 the Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textiles organised the workshop ‘Taking the next steps in your due diligence on the topic living wage’. The workshop focused on how to initiate an effective internal dialogue within your company and how to engage the right people.

Legal report shows how to increase transparency about human rights policy

Dutch Banking Sector Agreement | 03-05-2018

Over the course of 2017, the parties and adhering banks to the Dutch Banking Sector Agreement (the “DBA”) explored options for banks to display greater transparency about their human rights policies and practices. In accordance with section 6.10.c of the DBA, the parties and adhering banks discussed how client confidentiality relates to the increased expectations of parties and society that enterprises show how they put their responsibility to respect human rights into practice.

Workshop on purchasing practices

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 03-05-2018

How can companies improve their purchasing practices? On June 21 Modint and Solidaridad will host the workshop “Due Diligence: how to contribute to improving the purchasing practices in your company.”

Assessment framework published for Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 03-05-2018

The Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile has developed an assessment framework. The assessment framework describes the criteria that participating companies must meet and also shows how their efforts are assessed.

Steltman Jewellers signs Dutch Responsible Gold Agreement

Agreement Responsible Gold | 26-04-2018

Steltman Jewellers has become party to the Dutch Responsible Gold Agreement. With two exclusive shops in The Hague, Steltman is one of the Netherlands’ oldest and best known jewellers, with its own studio and a clientele that includes royalty. It is the latest party to join the Dutch Responsible Gold Agreement.

Esprit signs Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textiles

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 24-04-2018

Esprit has signed the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textiles. Esprit is an international fashion brand with a presence in 40 countries. In the Netherlands Esprit has about 50 stores.