It’s a wrap: Joint webinar series on EU Textile Strategy has come to an end


It’s a wrap: Joint webinar series on EU Textile Strategy has come to an end

What started in September 2023 as a joint webinar series by the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles, the Green Button and GIZ FABRIC has now come to an end – leaving the organizational team very satisfied with the outcome of the series. The six webinar sessions took participants on a journey through the complex landscape of upcoming EU legislations under the EU Textile Strategy. Important regulations that will affect companies in the textile sector were introduced in detail and the large numbers of participants in all sessions proved the relevance of the topic.

Each session featured various experts in their respective fields who shared their perspectives on what is to come and how stakeholders can prepare.

This way, the webinar series provided participants with:

• an introduction to the wider EU policy landscape and how upcoming legislations relate to international obligations

• a deep dive into specific legislative initiatives that will transform the textile and apparel sector in the coming years

• a better understanding of how these initiatives will likely impact companies and global supply chains.

Prepraing for what lies ahead - collaboration is key

The regulations that were presented in detail were: the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD), the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR), the Waste Framework Regulation and Extended Producer Responsibility, the Ban of Products made with Forced Labour and the Green Claims Directive.

Even though none of these were final at the moment of presentation, the experts made it clear that there are many steps that companies already can and should take in order to prepare for the upcoming regulations. Furthermore, all experts underlined collaboration as a key strategy when preparing for what’s ahead. No company should do it on its own but rather join forces with others - including their suppliers.

Recordings available

If you have missed a session, or simply would like to rewatch it, you can find all sessions co-hosted with GIZ FABRIC on the Asian Garment Hub channel on Youtube. All other sessions will successively be added to the Youtube channel of the Green Button.

The organizational team would like to thank everybody involved for their valuable contributions and the tremendous interest from the audience in each of the sessions!