European textile consumption is the fourth largest cause of environmental pollution and climate change after food production, housing and mobility. Especially in the fashion industry, consumption has more than doubled since 2000; the wearing time of clothing has halved on average. With the publication of the EU Textile Strategy in March 2022, the European Commission set out its vision on sustainable and circular textiles in 2030. A large number of measures have been identified to implement the transformation towards a circular textile economy.
Circular design, sustainable production, circular textile economy and even new business models are all important issues that contribute to a transformation of the textile industry.
The introduction of Extended Producer Responsibility for Textiles (EPR) is being successively continued at country level. After France, the Netherlands will introduce an EPR system for textiles on 1 January 2023. Italy, Spain and Germany are currently planning the introduction.
Therefore, the cooperation with actors of the textile-recycling sector is becoming increasingly important in order to achieve circular economy in your business. Here, I can help you understand the mechanisms and regulations of the used textiles market, enter into partnerships and develop customised concepts and solutions for the perception of your product responsibility.
- Strategic planning
- Establishment and implementation of take-back systems
- Establishment of cooperation in textile recycling
- Development of alternative measures for promoting collection and recycling activities
- Selection and monitoring of suitable service providers