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Collaboration is the key

We acknowledge that there are issues we cannot solve on our own, and we believe that collaboration is key to finding solutions and making lasting changes.

We have joined various multi-stakeholder initiatives and partnerships through which we address industry-specific challenges and opportunities together with other retailers, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and industry associations.

Collaborations & Partnerships

Fashion For good

In 2018, we became a strategic partner in Fashion for Good, a global community of brands, producers, retailers, suppliers, NGOs, innovators and funders united around shared ambitions of positively transforming the fashion industry. With our partnership, we aim to identify and grow new sustainable innovations and solutions through Fashion For Good’s Innovation Platform.

Visit fashionforgood.com

Collaborations & Partnerships

Sustainable Apparel Coalition

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) is a trade organisation comprised of brands, retailers, manufacturers, government, NGOs and academic experts, representing more than 40% of the global apparel and footwear market. SAC is working to reduce the environmental and social impacts of apparel and footwear products around the world.

BESTSELLER became a member in December 2013.

Read more at apparelcoalition.org

Collaborations & Partnerships

Make Fashion Circular

Since 2016, we have been a member of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and in 2018 we became a participant in its Make Fashion Circular initiative. Make Fashion Circular drives collaboration between industry leaders and other key stakeholders to create a textiles economy fit for the 21st century. Its ambition is to ensure clothes are made from safe and renewable materials, new business models increase their use, and old clothes are turned into new. The new textiles economy will benefit business, society, and the environment.

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Textile Exchange

Textile Exchange is a global non-profit that works closely with its members to drive industry transformation in preferred fibres, integrity and standards, and responsible supply networks. Through Textile Exchange, it is possible to identify and share best practices regarding farming, materials, processing, traceability and product end-of-life, reducing the textile industry’s impact on the world’s water, soil and air, and – by extension – the human population.

Visit textileexchange.org

Collaborations & Partnerships

Global Fashion Agenda

BESTSELLER is a Strategic Partner in the Global Fashion Agenda (GFA), which aims to mobilise the global fashion industry to change the way we produce, market and consume fashion. As part of the GFA, we have signed the Call to Action for a circular fashion system and with this commitment, we will work to advocate that used clothes are not waste, but important resources for making fashion sustainable.

Visit globalfashionagenda.com

Collaborations & Partnerships

Ellen Macarthur Foundation CE100

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation works with businesses, governments and academic institutions to build a framework for an economy that is restorative and regenerative by design.

In 2016, BESTSELLER became a member of the Circular Economy (CE) 100 group with the aim of getting a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities of circular economy in practice and ultimately to bring it into a BESTSELLER business context.

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The International Accord on Fire and Building Safety

The International Accord on Fire and Building Safety is an independent agreement designed to make all garment factories in Bangladesh safe workplaces. It includes independent safety inspections at factories and public reporting of the results of these inspections. BESTSELLER signed up on 24 June 2013.

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The Ethical Trading Initiative

The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) is a leading alliance of companies, trade unions and NGOs that promotes respect for workers' rights around the globe.
ETI’s vision is a world where all workers are free from exploitation and discrimination, and enjoy conditions of freedom, security and equity.

BESTSELLER was accepted as a Foundation Stage Member on 10 March 2016.

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The Apparel and Footwear International RSL Management Group

The Apparel and Footwear International RSL Management Group (AFIRM) is an international group constituted by a number of apparel and footwear companies, which have a common mission to reduce the use and impact of harmful substances in the apparel and footwear supply chain.

The group has existed since 2004 and aims at promoting and supporting the global work with chemical restrictions by providing information through guidelines, arranging conferences and internally discussing challenges and sharing experiences. 

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BETTER COTTON

Better Cotton is produced by farmers who minimise the harmful impact of chemical use and use water more efficiently. As a member of the Better Cotton Initiative, BESTSELLER is committed to increase the supply of Better Cotton by supporting the training of farmers and creating a demand by bringing more Better Cotton into our supply chain and products. 

Read more at www.bettercotton.org 

Collaborations & Partnerships

RE100

As part of setting science-based targets BESTSELLER have also joined RE100.

 

Led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDPRE100 is a collaborative initiative bringing together the world’s most influential businesses committed to 100% renewable power. 

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Science Based Targets initiative

BESTSELLER has committed to setting science-based goals on greenhouse gases. We have officially committed to set these targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), which has an overall aim of making science-based target setting standard business practice by 2020.

The initiative is a collaboration between Carbon Disclosure Project, the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). SBTi is also one of the We Mean Business Coalition commitments.

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Action Collaboration Transformation (ACT)

As a member of ACT – Action Collaboration Transformation – we are part of a global agreement to use our influence as brands to promote and work towards living wages for apparel workers at industry level through collective bargaining.

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