Message by video from Anna Gedda, Head of Sustainability H&M Group: Uniform legislation on corporate due diligence is important. © OECD_screenshot

17/02/2021 – Diligence in the garment and footwear sector

Diligence in the garment and footwear sector

The 2021 OECD Garment Forum

Labour, human rights, environmental, integrity. The forum discusses emerging risks and the implementation of due diligence in a global world. By  Iris Schlomski

Today, the results of OECD evaluations, their rulebooks are absent on hardly any issue of international relevance. © OECD

17/02/2021 – Key resources for a responsible supply chain

Key resources for a responsible supply chain

OECD: Sector significant

Yvonne Heinen-Foudeh reports from this year's OECD virtual apparel forum for textile network. By  Editorial staff

On a side session of the current OECD Forum, ITMF and IAF presented the Standards Convergence Initiative. After the Paris event in 2020, video conferences are currently on the agenda. Unquestionably different - certainly climate-friendly. (from left to right: Christian Schindler, ITMF; Matthijs Crietee, IAF; Yvonne Heinen-Foudeh, M+M; Deniz Thiede, Triple-Tree). © yh-f

17/02/2021 – Together against audit fatigue

Together against audit fatigue

OECD’s February Forum: New initiative by ITMF and IAF

An article by Yvonne Heinen-Foudeh. By  Editorial staff

Setlog board member Düster advises companies active in Asian trade to book shipments now for the long term, to examine transport alternatives, to bundle orders and to think more collaboratively in the supply chain. © Setlog

15/02/2021 – Sea freight rates forcasted to fall in the long term

Sea freight rates forcasted to fall in the long term

Setlog: Seven expert tips for Asian trade

Chinese New Year slows down deliveries from China. Reduction of supply backlogs may take up to six weeks. By  Iris Schlomski

Gerrit Schneider, Co-CEO von Bogner: “The sale of the property is part of our financing agreement to secure our financial stability for the coming years and at the same time invest in important topics of the future.” © Bogner

10/02/2021 – The real estate is sold

The real estate is sold

Bogner: Sale of the headquarter sucessfully completed

The sale of the real estate is a component of the company’s performance program that aims at promoting profitability and sustainable global growth. By  Iris Schlomski

The German producer of high-tech testing equipment for the textile, nonwoven, and paper industries will demonstrate a simple and fast method to objectively measure important haptic parameters of fabrics with or without coating using the TSA Tactile Sensation Analyzer. © Emtec Electronic

10/02/2021 – World Congress on Textile Coating

World Congress on Textile Coating

Emtec Electronic: novel way to measure haptic quality

Emtec Electronic presents with TSA Tactile Sensation Analyzer a novel way to measure haptic quality at World Congress on Textile Coating. By  Iris Schlomski

Fair Wear: “We urge all member brands and their suppliers in Myanmar to refrain from buying any goods and services from companies that are known to be linked to – or owned by – the military services of Myanmar.” Picture: Handcrafted colorful lotus fabrics made from lotus fibers in Inle Lake, Shan State in Myanmar. © sasint/

The military coup in Myanmar on January 31, 2021 is deeply concerning. Many Fair Wear members do business there. What now? By  Iris Schlomski