reshaping the landscape

EU Legislation

The textile industry is on the cusp of significant changes with upcoming EU regulations poised to reshape the landscape. As part of the commitment to a more sustainable and circular economy, the European Union is set to introduce new legal requirements within the textile sector.

These regulations are anticipated to address various aspects, including the management of textile waste, material composition, and recycling standards. Textile businesses will likely face heightened scrutiny on their environmental practices and be required to adhere to stringent guidelines for a more sustainable production.

The forthcoming legislation aims to promote transparency, traceability, and responsible practices throughout the textile supply chain. It is expected to encourage the adoption of eco-friendly materials, efficient recycling methods, and increased awareness of the environmental impact of textile production.

The Waste Framework Directive

The European Commission has presented a proposal for the EU's new textile strategy, aiming to make all textile products in the EU more sustainable, recyclable, free of hazardous substances, and produced with respect for social standards by 2030. The requirements of the textile strategy are also expected to be part of the revision of the Waste Framework Directive in 2023.

Ecodesign Regulation

A new eco-design regulation will encompass common design requirements and EU rules for extended producer responsibility for textiles. The objective of the regulation is to phase out the most climate- and environmentally impactful products from the European market by 2030.

The Digital Product Passport

The European Commission will introduce requirements for a digital product passport, demanding that manufacturers of textiles and furniture provide digital product information accessible to consumers. The digital product passport aims to facilitate product repair or reuse and enhance transparency in the supply chain.

Deforestation-Free Supply Chains

A new EU regulation on deforestation-free supply chains will require actors and retailers to demonstrate that products such as leather, furniture, and wood intended for marketing in the EU or export are legal and free from deforestation.

As the industry adapts to these evolving regulations, businesses are presented with an opportunity to contribute to a more sustainable future. By embracing these changes, textile companies can not only meet compliance standards but also position themselves as leaders in environmentally conscious and socially responsible practices.'

By choosing NewRetex Yarns you place your company at the forefront of the coming EU textile regulations ensuring that your business is compliant to the circular transition.


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