EURATEX Side Session
at the 8th OECD Forum on Due Diligence

“Embedding due diligence in the European textile value chain to advance the 2022 policy debate”
22 February 2022, 17:00 CET, Online

In 2022, the EU is set to explore legislative options to boost due diligence across all businesses and value chains – in particular textiles. National initiatives and on-the ground collaborative efforts offer first hand insights on solutions to help due diligence, especially for SMEs.

How could we strengthen European sectoral cooperation in embedding due diligence based on the OECD benchmark and considering, global challenges and tested solutions? What are the legislative developments and what is the reaction of stakeholders ?How could European cooperation and possibly sectoral agreements look like?

EURATEX is organising a Side Session to the Forum to reply to these questions. Join us!

When? On 22 February 2022 at 17:00 CET.
Who? A detailed agenda with speakers will come up soon.
Where? The event will be online.

Register here.  

OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector on 23-24 February 2022

The theme of the 2022 Forum is Rethinking The Business Model For Responsible Supply Chains. Discussions will consider key developments in the sector, some affecting the very essence of supply chain structures and the capacity
of different actors to adopt risk-based due diligence in their day to day activities. A series of panel sessions will explore which type of business models and broader policy initiatives deliver better practice on RBC, across topics from purchasing practices to supply chain dialogue structures, from living wages to climate risk mitigation and adaptation,
and from mandatory due diligence to public procurement. Together, participants will focus on opportunities and next steps for scaling those initiatives that demonstrate impact.

The Forum brings together representatives of government, business, trade unions and civil society to review progress
on the implementation of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector to address emerging risks and to share learnings on implementing due diligence across geographies in a neutral environment.

Registration for the 2022 Forum is now open. The Forum will take place virtually.

9th EURATEX Convention & 36th IAF World Fashion Convention


COVID-19 has shaken the foundations of the textiles, apparel and fashion industry. Global supply chains have been disrupted, retailers are restructuring their sourcing options, consumer behaviour is changing. At the same time, public authorities are introducing new environmental standards, and digitalisation is rapidly changing the nature of our business.


One full day of interactive sessions dedicated to the theme “A new Paradigm for the European Textiles and Clothing Industry”.


IAF convention will analyse through different panel sessions the theme “Transition of the Global Fashion System”.


We want to thank our sponsors and media platform that supported the event.


The event was a great success. More than 200 people came to Antwerp to actively participate in the conference and network with their pairs.