The European Commission presented on 30 March 2022 a communication on the EU strategy for a sustainable and circular textile sector.
It is a strategic declaration that will fully unfold its effects within the next 4-6 years, but which outlines an important and inspiring path for manufacturing industries and EU markets.
Systemic solutions will be required in line with the ambition of the European Green Deal to "make growth sustainable, climate neutral, energy and resource efficient and respectful of nature and built around an economy clean and circular "because textiles are 'a key value chain in urgent need of change but with strong potential for the transition to sustainable and circular production, consumption and business models'.
The EU Commission underlines the need to undertake some initiatives that cannot be postponed and that will be implemented in the coming years, mostly through legislative actions already planned or in progress, and by establishing among others, span > the introduction of the Digital Product Passport with the obligation to disclose information relating to circularity and sustainability (which and how it will be detailed in the coming months).
The event is an opportunity to reflect on the steps that will need to be taken in the coming years to adapt to the upcoming regulations.
Roberto Ricci Mingani (Head of the Sustainable Innovation Sector, Enterprises and Productive Supply chains of the Emilia-Romagna Region), Opening greetings
Mauro Chezzi (Deputy Director, Sistema Moda Italia), Introduction
Mauro Scalia (Director Sustainable Businesses, EURATEX), The News represented by "EU Strategy for circular and sustainable textiles"
Romeo Bandinelli (Associate Professor, University of Florence), A first reflection on possible technological scenarios
Round Table on the prospects and expected impacts in the sector
Moderator: Piero de Sabbata (ENEA CROSS-TEC laboratory manager, member of Clust-ER Create, member of the Scientific and Training Committee of the Made in Italy National Technology Cluster)
- Romeo Bandinelli (Associate Professor, University of Florence)
- Arcangelo D'Onofrio (Founder, Temera)
- Santo Lombardo (Consulting Executive Stealth & amp; Retail, Dedagroup Stealth)
- Luca Malacarne (CIO, Stella McCARTNEY tbc)
- Roberto Vannucci (Head of Multisectoral Research and Innovation, Textile, Cotton and Clothing Center; member of the Scientific and Training Committee of the Made in Italy National Technology Cluster)