The new EU sustainability textile strategy

Just released: the industry briefing document for the textile and apparel industry on how to prepare for the imminent arrival of the Digital Product Passport.

This is a GS1 complete guide that will help to clarify all the doubts of companies, manufacturers, brands, and associations, regarding the adaptation to the new European regulation. GS1 will have an essential role in facilitating data transparency and interoperability, as our standards and services will empower all stakeholders in the textile supply chain to identify, capture and share key data that unveil a product’s sustainability credentials.

As determined by the European Commission, the textile industry is at the forefront, it is one of the first three sectors – along with construction and consumer electronics – to be covered by the European DPP legislation and the changes are going to be big. And they will be very soon, that’s why GS1 has just released an Industry briefing document to make the transition smoother.

In this document, you can find all the information about: what the DPP is, when it comes into force, who is bound to use it, how can the industry prepare for it right away and what role GS1 can play in this change of mindsets and processes.

Click here to download the Industry briefing document.

The Digital Product Passport is an electronic record containing all data and information about a product, from the initial raw material to the finished product. By 2027 all requirements to be included in this register will be decided and from 2030 it will be mandatory for all textile and clothing products circulating in the European Union.

Under the EU Green Deal, the textile and apparel industry was designated one of the priorities due to its huge environmental impact. The consumption of clothing and footwear has been growing exponentially, leading to disproportionate use of water and energy and causing severe damage to the environment.

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