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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.