The recommendations of the European Parliament to reduce the environmental impact of clothing

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]The Environmental impact of the textile and clothing industry report analyzes the environmental impact associated with the textile and fashion industry. The available data show that this sector is responsible for between 2 and 10% of the environmental impact produced by consumption in Europe. The levels of reuse and recycling are still very low, due in part to the lack of appropriate technologies for the classification and transformation of used clothing into new fibers.

The report mainly affects options to improve this situation, aimed at both textile and clothing companies and consumers themselves. Among them, the possibility of extending the useful life of the garments, developing new business models based on shared economy, such as rent or subscription, designing products that facilitate the reuse and repair of garments or promoting slow fashion models.

Other lines of action focus on the promotion of the circular economy, encouraging the recycling and use of recycled materials, and measures aimed at consumers such as awareness of responsible purchasing, greater transparency in labeling, helping to choose the most sustainable options, or proper washing and drying instructions, since these processes have a huge environmental impact.

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