Call for Research Proposals on Fair & Sustainable Textile Supply Chains

Call for proposals – Research on options for an ambitious and integrated EU strategy in support of fair and sustainable textile supply chains

In the context of increasing concern for both social and environmental impacts of textile production and consumption, there is an urgent need for better regulation of textile supply chains. Progress has been particularly slow at the European Union (EU) level, in spite of increasing pressure by inter alia the European Parliament.

In the framework of the EU-financed project titled ‘Trade Fair, Live Fair’, Oxfam-Magasins du monde, the FTAO and WFTO-Europe are launching a call for proposals. The main objective of the research is to explore and hierarchise different regulatory options for an ‘ambitious and integrated EU strategy for fair and sustainable textile supply chains’. Such a strategy should cover both social and environmental components along the entire supply chain, from the growing of the material to the consumer.

The Terms of Reference (ToRs) are available here.

Please note that only consultants based in EU Member States can submit offers. 

The deadline for submitting offers is June 16th 2019.

For any questions related to these ToRs, please contact Patrick Veillard on