G-Star signs the Agreement on a Sustainable Garment and Textile Sector

July 4th 2016
Today, G-Star has signed the Agreement on a Sustainable Garment and Textile Sector. With this agreement, Dutch fashion brands, trade organizations, trade unions, the National Government of the Netherlands and social organizations will work together to make the international textile industry more sustainable, fair, environmentally friendly, animal friendly and safe.

Over 50 businesses have committed to substantially improve labor conditions in the garment sector within three to five years. The coalition will work together to prevent discrimination, child labor and forced labor, to promote the right to collective bargaining by independent trade unions, living wages, healthy and safe working conditions and to prevent animal suffering. Attention is paid as well to measures to prevent climate change and to save the environment, such as reducing the negative environmental impact of raw materials production, using less water, energy and chemicals, and producing less chemical waste and waste water.

G-Star has been working for years already on making our collections and production processes more sustainable. We now join the Agreement on a Sustainable Garment and Textile Sector because a joint approach is needed to drive forward the entire garment and textile industry and to work together with other participants on sustainability targets that are difficult or impossible to achieve individually.

The agreement can be found here (in Dutch).

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