Programme

First Workshop Concept

10:00 – 10:10

Welcome and Check-in for participants

10:10 – 10:20

Welcome and framing

EU Strategy for Sustainable Textiles (Christos Kyriatzis - DG GROW)

10:20 – 10:55

Session 1 – Information needs

What are the information needs along the value chain which will support the competitiveness and sustainability of the European textiles industry?

10:25 – 10:45

Presentations of:
The current EU regulatory framework (such as the Textile Regulation or EU Ecolabels, SVHC following Art. 33 of REACH, SCIP database);
The state of play of ongoing EU initiatives related to traceability and possible tools that could support the accuracy of information (such as the Sustainable Product Initiative, Digital Product Passport, etc.).


Small group discussions

10:55 – 11:15

Traceability for Sustainable Garment and Footwear

The current EU regulatory framework (such as the Textile Regulation or EU Ecolabels, SVHC following Art. 33 of REACH, SCIP database).
The state of play of ongoing EU initiatives related to traceability and possible tools that could support the accuracy of information (such as the Sustainable Product Initiative, Digital Product Passport, etc.).

  • Francesca Rinaldi, Bocconi university, Research team at SDA Bocconi School of Management Sustainability Lab
  • Maria Teresa Pisani, Economic Policy Officer in the United Nations - Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  • Fiori Zafeiropoulou, Athens University, Project coordinator of Smallbutperfect project
11:15 – 11:20

Break

11:30 – 12:30

Invite the participants into an Open Space discussion.

Based on the information requirements discussed earlier that could be included in policy tools (such as product passport)

a) How this information could be collected
b) Bottlenecks and barriers in relation to the collection, distribution along value chain and communication to market operators (consumers) of complete and trustworthy information.
c) Possible solutions or tools that could be used to tackle the mentioned barriers

Breakout groups topics:

Exchange of information along the value chain

Exchange of information with consumers

Exchange of information during end-of-life processes of textiles

12:15 – 12:50

Presentation of outcomes and sense making

What do you see now? Is the current EU Textiles Regulation fit for purpose?

12:50 – 12:55

How is the input being taken up & next steps (by Christos Kyriatzis - DG GROW)

12:55 – 13:00

Check-out