Correcting the Course for EU Sustainable Textile Legislation

09 Nov 2022
Fashion & Textiles
As the fashion and textile industry has such a big environmental footprint, the European Commission is exploring using the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) methodology to substantiate green claims and to inform ecodesign requirements. Having a standard methodology to measure sustainability may help make fashion and textiles greener and could set a global standard. However, there are a few easily implementable improvements that must be made to PEF, such as the inclusion of indicators for both microplastic emissions and plastic waste, which are not accounted for in the current PEF methodology.
Dalena White, Secretary General - IWTO