1 November 2018



Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile

A broad coalition of businesses and other organisations has signed an agreement on international responsible business conduct in the garment and textile sector.
The aim is to improve working conditions, prevent pollution, and promote animal welfare in production countries.

 

Minister Kaag visits Zeeman about Agreement
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.

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Dutch MPs updated on multi-stakeholder IRBC Agreements
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.

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Member of Parliament Alkaya (SP) visits Bijenkorf
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.

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Situation Bangladesh Accord has Agreement's attention
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.

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New signatories Marlies Dekkers & Micro Fashion
The agreement is happy to welcome two new signatories. Menswear label MicroFashion with its labels Profuomo and Michaelis, and the lingerie label Marlies Dekkers. By signing the agreement, the companies commit to work towards a sustainable production chain.


 

More than seventy fashion labels have committed themselves to the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile. For more information about participating, please contact your industry association or the SER.