2B - One Year EU Textiles Strategy – Zooming in on circular design & export

Session 2B - One Year EU Textiles Strategy – Zooming in on circular design & export
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Brussels
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Description

Lead organisation: Rreuse

The workshop started with a keynote address from Alice Kuhnke MEP, who is involved in the ongoing process at the European Parliament on the EU Textiles Strategy own-initiative procedure 2022/2171(INI) which looks at the Strategy's missing pieces and policy needs.

Then two key aspects of the textiles value chain were explored more closely: the beginning and the end. With a panel of experts, design and making textiles circular from the outset were considered. The very end of the textiles journey was also analysed and exports of used textiles were discussed. 

Programme

  • Moderator: Valeria Botta, ECOS 
  • Opening remarks: Jana Žůrková, RREUSE  
  • Welcome: Florian Marin, EESC member
  • Keynote speech: Alice Kuhnke MEP, Greens/EFA  
  • Round table: Export of used textiles and circular design of textiles
    • Gael de Rotalier, European Commission, DG Environment 
    • Lars Fogh Mortensen, EEA
    • Julia Blees, EuRIC
    • Mauro Scalia, Euratex
    • Emily Macintosh, EEB
  • Commission presentation - Sustainable and Circular Textiles
  • EESC presentation - two cases studies from the ECESP website
  • Output paper - EU Textiles Strategy in motion: what does it mean for the future of textiles?

The EU Textiles Strategy in Motion - What does it mean for the future of textiles?