New EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textile, what you need to know.

“Fast fashion is out of fashion”

This is the claim with which the European Commission published, on 30 March, the EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles.

 The main target is to ensure that the manufacturers will produce eco-friendly and hard-wearing clothes. On the other hand, consumers will be more aware on how to reuse, repair and recycle their clothes.
The most relevant initiatives to take into consideration are the following ones:
  • New design requirements for textiles under the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation. These requirements will set mandatory minimums for the inclusion of recycled fibres in textiles, to make them lasting longer, and easier to repair and recycle.
  • A Digital Product Passport based on mandatory information requirements on circularity and other key environmental aspects.
  • Tight controls on greenwashing, with stricter rules to protect consumers and direct links to the upcoming Green Claims Initiative.
  • Action to address the unintentional release of microplastics from textiles. The measures will target manufacturing processes, pre-washing at industrial manufacturing plants, labelling and the promotion of innovative materials.
  • Harmonised EU rules on extended producer responsibility for textiles, and economic incentives to make products more sustainable (“eco-modulation of fees”), as part of the revision of the Waste Framework Directive in 2023.
  • Addressing the challenges related to halting the export of textile waste.

Do you want to shape this new revolution?
Check EPPA’s analysis on the must know of the strategy!

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