On Friday 2 November 2018 the stakeholder meeting of the Dutch Banking Sector Agreement took place. Stakeholders to the agreement received more information about the progress the agreement has made, and joined the discussion on several dilemmas within the agreement. About 50 stakeholders from CSOs, research institutes and parties to the agreement participated in the event.
Minister Sigrid Kaag of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation visited Zeeman to discuss how they work on the Agreement for Sustainable Garments and Textile and to see how they work towards a more sustainable value chain.
Mahir Alkaya, member of Parliament for the SP, visited the Bijenkorf to get an insight to their commitment to the Dutch Agreement on sustainable garments and textile and their efforts to work towards a more sustainable value chain.
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.