Alert: Upcoming Changes to the EU Textile Labeling Regulation

Jun 11, 2024

The European Commission is in the process of revising the EU textile labeling regulation, with the updated version expected to be released by the first quarter of 2025. This new regulation will introduce additional requirements for both physical and digital labeling information for textiles and footwear. Trimco Group encourages and supports brands in taking the first steps, keeping an eye open on the upcoming changes.

Why a New EU Textile Labeling Regulation?

In March 2022, the European Commission introduced an EU strategy for sustainable and circular textiles as part of the Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP). Textiles were identified as a critical product value chain requiring immediate EU action due to their significant resource use and environmental impact.

By 2030, the EU aims for textiles to be:

  • Durable
  • Recyclable
  • Made mostly from recycled fibers
  • Free of harmful substances
  • Produced sustainably while respecting social rights

This strategy envisions phasing out fast fashion, promoting re-use and repair services, maximizing recycling through innovative methods, and reducing incineration and landfilling.

Key Features of the New Regulation

The revision of the EU Textile Labeling regulation aims to ensure accurate, intelligible, and comparable information for consumers, including environmental aspects. It also seeks to reduce compliance costs and ensure regulatory clarity and consistency. One of the things that will featured, will be a digital component – and this is what at Trimco Group, have been supporting several brands already.

While there is more to be aligned on, what we know is that some of the innovative features expected in the new regulation include:

  • Language-independent symbols or codes
  • Sustainability and circularity labels
  • Origin ('made in') labels
  • EU-wide uniform sizing
  • Presence of allergenic substances
  • Leather and fur authenticity
  • Flammability information
  • Organic/bio-origin labels
  • Socially responsible production of textiles and related products

Stay Ahead with Trimco Group

At Trimco Group, we understand the complexities and nuances of these evolving regulations. We are already collaborating with numerous brands to help them navigate through these changes seamlessly. Our dedicated teams are prepared to assist your brand in adapting and excelling under these new regulations across Europe, the USA, Asia, and beyond.

As active participants in the regulatory review process, stay up-to-date and advise our partnering brands on all developments once the final version of the regulation is issued. Partnering with Trimco Group means you are already on the right track to meet the forthcoming challenges head-on with confidence.

Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered! To stay ahead and be well-prepared for the upcoming changes in EU textile labeling regulations, trust Trimco Group to guide you every step of the way.

Stay Ahead with Trimco Group - Your Partner in Textile Labeling.

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