Tamil Nadu is one of India’s southern-most states. Of the country’s 28 states, Tamil Nadu has the fifth-largest economy. The textile industry plays a very large role here. Its spinning mills, tanneries, and textile factories produce products for HUGO BOSS and many other companies.
As a result, the company’s responsibility to the textile workers is clear. To live up to this responsibility, HUGO BOSS is involved in the Tamil Nadu Partnership initiative (Systemic Improvement of Labour Conditions in the Tamil Nadu Textile and Garment Industry) of the German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles. A number of measures seek to improve labor conditions, particularly in spinning mills. Women comprise 80% of the workforce there and in many cases lack knowledge about their rights.
This initiative was launched in July 2018, the project runs until the end of June 2020. Other supporters include the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, FEMNET e.V., KiK, Otto Group, Tchibo, and Brands Fashion and Transfair e.V. as associated Partners.