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last contributed to D+C/E+Z in spring of 2022. She chairs the board of directors of the civil-society organisation FEMNET, which campaigns for the rights of women in the textile sector.

All articles of Gisela Burckhardt

Supply chains

Multi-stakeholder initiative held back by industry lobbies

Textile Partnership has achieved results, but more can be done

Human rights

Sustainability certifications: stricter criteria needed

German government’s Green Button initiative could do even more to ensure social standards

Textile industry

Price does not guarantee fairness

Working conditions for Bangladeshi seamstresses are often poor even when expensive branded garments are made

Working conditions

Limited union rights

Clean Clothes Campaign wants European governments to enforce transparency in the global textiles trade

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