AEI Tèxtils participated in the roundtable Greening the Textile sector organized by FleishmanHillard on February 25th in Brussels.
The lunch roundtable “Greening the textile sector: challenges in a circular economy” had featured speakers from the European Commission, EURATEX, European Environmental Bureau and The Policy Hub.
Some of the discussion points during the roundtable included the fact that the textile industry is broad and diverse. The industry includes many sectors beyond fashion, including technical textiles and home textiles, which account for about 40% of textile production in Europe according to EURATEX. The European Commission expects to cover the sector in a comprehensive way including them into the strategy and action plan in the coming years.