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BERLIN – The German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles (Textilbuendnis) has offered clarification of its stance for members and the issue or apparel brands cancelling garment orders – in many cases, without offering to pay for wholly or partly completed orders. In interview with Apparel Insider, Textilbuendnis told us that, like ETI, it was concerned about rumours of brands cutting and running from suppliers in sourcing hubs like Bangladesh. However, it says it will stop short of cancelling memberships – for now. “The Partnership for Sustainable Textiles has not yet put the membership of individual companies into question,” they told us. “We mainly go the … way of engaging, discussing, supporting and organising joint efforts.”

The Partnership for Sustainable Textiles is a multi-stakeholder partnership consisting of companies, associations, non-governmental organisations, trade unions, standards organisations and the Federal German Government. The stakeholders formed the Partnership in 2014 with the aim of achieving social and environmental improvements along the textile supply chain.

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