ECOS actively participates in the development of policy and standards applying to textiles. Our goal is to limit negative impacts of textile products on the environment, ensuring that standards and legislation contribute to a circular textile economy, including more durable design of (non-toxic) textile products as well as cleaner production and closed-loop recycling. We strive to make sure that textiles on the EU market are circular, durable and produced in a sustainable way, free of hazardous chemicals.
Mandatory ecodesign requirements for textiles and textile products are an essential tool to reduce the environmental impacts of the textiles sector and make the industry circular. Before they are put on the market, clothes should comply with concrete requirements for minimum lifetimes, as well as durability, reusability, repairability and recyclability. In addition, requirements should prevent the presence of hazardous and toxic chemicals, and limit microplastics release at all stages.
Did you know that ecodesign requirements for circular textiles can be the key driving factor towards a more environmentally friendly textiles production? Watch our webinar and learn about the textiles policies and standards needed to protect our planet - before it turns into the ultimate fashion victim.
9 February 2021 was a big day for the environment. Members of the European Parliament had the courage to say it as it is: the EU will only achieve a truly sustainable circular economy if we stop overconsuming. They clearly pointed to the key missing piece of the puzzle, calling for the introduction of two binding targets to significantly reduce the EU’s material and consumption footprints by 2030.