About the conference

Topic: Traceability, the accuracy of information and market surveillance in the Textile Industry


  • The areas of traceability, information accuracy and market surveillance in the textile industry, and their impact on consumers.

  • Relevant policy options for the future Sustainable Textiles Strategy on the above issues, taking into account the international and complex dimension of the textile value chains.


  • Identifying bottlenecks and barriers in relation to the collection, distribution along value chain and communication to market operators (consumers) of complete and trustworthy information, which will support the competitiveness of the European companies.

  • Identifying solutions and tools for the collection of such information, which would also facilitate the work of market surveillance authorities.

  • Identifying information requirements that could be included in policy tools (such as product passport) and the ways to collect them, taking into account the complexity of the value chain.

  • Debate on whether the Textiles Regulation is “fit for purpose” to provide sufficient information to economic operators and consumers.