New textile labelling and product passport for textiles?
EU strategy for sustainable and recyclable textiles gathers momentum
A sustainable and circular strategy for textiles starts with the production and consumption of textiles. The EU’s action programme, commonly referred to as Textile Strategy, has its origins in the European Green Deal, the Circular Economy Action Plan and the Industrial Strategy.
The negative effects of fast-moving and hardly recyclable textiles on the environment are immense and the EU Commission therefore sees a strong need for regulation to counteract the “fast fashion trend”. In addition to waste regulations, the longevity of textiles is also to be extended. Customers should be provided with information on the sustainability of the products even before their purchase. In particular, the introduction of a product passport is planned, as provided for within the new ecodesign legislative framework.
The new textile strategy aims to ensure that by 2030, textile products on the EU market will be durable, recyclable, contain no hazardous substances and are mostly made of recycled fibres.
Both take-e-way GmbH and trade-e-bility GmbH will closely follow the further legislative process and develop appropriate solutions for manufacturers, importers and traders. We already offer a wide range of services in the field of textile products (clothing, furniture, mattresses, toys, etc.) today, such as: