24 September 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.

 
Conference SDGs and Sustainable Global Value Chains
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.
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Member of Parliament visits Schijvens
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.



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Unions warn of rising inequality
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.

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Politicians swap hats for a more sustainable garment sector
Solidaridad, party to the AGT, organized an event to swap hats in antipaction to ‘Prinsjesdag’. This event is part of the Solidaridad’s fashion awareness campaign (Modebewust) and was organized to draw attention to a more sustainable clothing sector and to the reuse of goods.

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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.