The European Commission aims at adopting the European Strategy for Textile by the 3rd quarter of 2021. It published first a roadmap, and at the beginning of May, it launched a public consultation.
The initiative aims to set a comprehensive framework to create conditions and incentives to boost the competitiveness, sustainability and resilience of the EU Textile sector, taking into account its strengths and vulnerabilities after a long period of restructuring and delocalization, and addressing its environmental and social impacts.
The initiative will facilitate and encourage optimal use of the recovery plan and sustainable investments, particularly in production processes, design, new materials, new business models, infrastructure and capacity. Support to technologies, including digitalisation, related to innovative textiles, tackling the release of microplastics, manufacturing and recycling processes will contribute to the digital and green transition.