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Dutch MPs updated on multi-stakeholder IRBC Agreements

23-10-2018

On Friday 19 October, Dutch MPs visited the head office of retail chain HEMA to learn more about multi-stakeholder agreements focusing on international responsible business conduct (IRBC). Also present during the working visit were the representatives of companies that participate in an IRBC agreement, Kings of Indigo and WE Fashion.

Situation Bangladesh Accord has Agreement's attention

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 19-10-2018

The Supreme Court of Bangladesh recently ruled that the office of the Bangladesh Accord must cease operating in Bangladesh after 30 November. The parties and businesses participating in the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile consider this a worrisome development.

Event on fair fashion during Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 19-10-2018

A growing movement of consious fashion labels, consumers and designers are putting fashion in the spotlight and creating new initiatives that show how things can be improved. During an Event in Pakhuis de Zwijger, AGT signatories FNV Mondiaal and Kings of Indigo shared their experiences.

Marlies Dekkers signs Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 18-10-2018

The Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile has acquired a new signatory: Marlies Dekkers. Marlies Dekkers is a Dutch designer and is known for her lingerie lines.

Micro Verkoop B.V. signs agreement

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 08-10-2018

Micro Verkoop B.V. signed the agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile. The company produces menswear collections for many retailers and department stores in Europe. The company is known for the labels Profuomo and Michaelis. In their aim to develop products that are sustainable for everyone involved in the manufacturing process, the company now signs the agreement.

Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week (DSFW)

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 05-10-2018

The fifth edition of the Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week will take place from 5 till 14 October. This year will be all about circular fashion and recycling.

Conference SDGs and Initiatives for Sustainable Global Value Chains

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 21-09-2018

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and the SER organise the conference ‘Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Initiatives for Sustainable Global Value Chains’ in Brussels on 30 October 2018.

Unions warn of rising inequality

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 17-09-2018

The vast majority of the world’s people are still waiting for increased job security, higher wages and access to universal social protection. Unions warned about this rising inequality at the G20 Labour Ministers meeting in Argentina in September.

Member of Parliament visits Schijvens

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 17-09-2018

Jessica van Eijs is a member of the Dutch Parliament. Recently she visited textile producing company Schijvens to get informed about circular production. Schijvens produces company clothing that is 100% circular for multiple clients in the Netherlands.

Politicians swap hats for a more sustainable garment sector

Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile | 12-09-2018

Solidaridad, party to the AGT, organized an event to swap hats in antipaction to ‘Prinsjesdag’ on 11 september.