10 January 2019



Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile (AGT)

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.

 
Kuyichi signs Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile
Kuyichi is the 92nd clothing label that signed the agreement. By signing the agreement, Kuyichi will strive for a sustainable production chain together with other participating companies. Kuyichi shares the list of production locations on its website and will identify the risks in the production chain.
 
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Due Diligence Tool shows risks in the supply chain
Together with parties and supporters of the AGT, Modint has developed a Due Diligence Tool. It gives an overview of projects and tools that companies can use to get more insights in the risks in their supply chain and to mitigate these risks.


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Workshop Animal Welfare
Four Paws and Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality organized an Animal Welfare workshop for parties of the AGT. The workshop covered developing a vision on the use of animals, the most commonly used Animal Derived Materials, setting up a policy and implementing it, monitoring activities and communicating about it.

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Participants in joint project against child labour visit India and Bangladesh
Companies and NGOs participating in the joint project ‘Remedies towards a Better Workplace’ have visited the South Indian region of Tamil Nadu and the Dhaka district in central Bangladesh.

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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.