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EU Policy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles

Saal A
Mittwoch, 11.09.2024, 11:25 - 11:50 Uhr

The European policy and regulatory landscape for the textile industry has been fundamentally changing. A package of EU policies and upcoming regulations are redefining how textile products are made, sold and consumed in the EU. A review has been launched of the EU Textiles Labelling Regulation. Textile fibres and fibre innovations are an important topic of this planned review.

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Cornelia Mohor (European Commission)
The EU strategy for sustainable and circular textiles presents the European Commission’s vision for the textile industry and lists a number of key actions the Commission intends to take on. As part of this planning, the Commission will review the EU Textile Labelling Regulation to introduce specifications for physical and digital labelling of textiles, including sustainability and circularity parameters based on requirements under the proposed Regulation on eco-design for sustainable products. The Commission has recently carried out a stakeholder public consultation, with a view to collecting evidence in relation to the functioning of the current Regulation and the formulation of possible policy options. Textile fibres and fibre innovations are an important topic of this planned review.