28 June 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.

 

Sandwich signs agreement 

The Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile has been signed by Sandwich. Sandwich is an international fashion brand with more than 2,200 shops worldwide. 

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Greater concern for animal welfare

There is increasing concern for the welfare of animals in the clothing and textile sector. Nevertheless, economic interests often outweigh those of animals. This is the outcome of research carried out on behalf of the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile.

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German and Dutch agreements feature in Brussels

Can problems in the garment and textile industry be tackled at European level? That was the main question addressed during the 4 June meeting in Brussels on ‘Promoting responsible business conduct and due diligence in the EU textile and garment sector’.

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Zeeman opens up about problems in garment factories

Netherlands-based European clothing chain Zeeman has observed problems at a number of their production sites. Zeeman has disclosed and shared this information in public on their own account, which is a first for the company. Beeld: Zeeman.

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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.