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The Sustainable Terms of Trade Initiative is led by the following partners:

GIZ Fabric

The FABRIC project (Promoting Sustainability in the Textile and Garment Industry in Asia) supports the Asian textile industry in its transformation towards fair production for people and the environment. It identifies the common interests of key actors and brings them together with the aim of developing a shared vision of sustainability and promoting greater cooperation.

Better Buying Institute™

The Better Buying Institute™ provides clear, relevant, transparent, and timely information and analysis about good purchasing practices that will change relationships between multinational brands and retailers (buyers), the suppliers responsible for manufacturing their products, and other intermediaries up and down supply chains.

The STAR Network

The STAR Network (Sustainable Textile of the Asian Region) is the first inter-Asian network of producer associations. It was initiated by GIZs FABRIC project, which is promoting sustainability in the textile and garment industry in Asia. It serves as a platform for dialogue and trust-building to exchange on good practices to make textile and garment production more sustainable and helps members find solutions to the challenges they all face.

The International Apparel Federation (IAF)

The International Apparel Federation (IAF) is the world’s leading federation for apparel manufacturers, (SME) brands, their associations, and the supporting industry. IAF’s membership now includes apparel associations and companies from more than 40 countries, a membership that directly and indirectly represents over a hundred thousand companies and over 20 million employees. IAF brings its members together to jointly create stronger, smarter, and more sustainable supply chains.