In March 2022, the European Commission launched the EU Textiles Strategy, which is the most ambitious plan ever, to push our sector towards sustainability and transparency, and promote a new circular business model. 16 pieces of legislation are being developed to put that strategy into practise. If wrongly designed, that new framework may collapse the European textile value chain. But if done rightly, the changes ahead could bring a paradigm shift in our sector, where competitiveness is no longer based on price only, but also on sustainability and innovation.
45 minutes Talk in English presented by Dirk Vantyghem, Director General at EURATEX – European Apparel and Textile Confederation