Plea to speed up recovery of the textile sector in the EU
Euratex has suggested a series of measures: Firstly, Europe should put in place effective market surveillance, avoid unfair competition and guarantee level playing field. The continent has the stringiest social and environmental standards, and it should protect the quality of its products. Next, Europe should support the transition towards a more sustainable and digital industry through specific funds and programs. Moreover, the sector should reduce future risks by diversifying its supply chains and promote nearby production.
A market proof approach should be adopted by the continent when moving towards sustainability and circular economy. The green transition should carefully balance the cost of this transition process and the long-term benefits. Furthermore, education systems and institutes should be helped to develop comprehensive and leading-edge T&C knowledge.
Euratex also suggests that Europe should have a coherent approach when legislating in different areas. All policies, from the Green Deal to the Sustainable Chemicals strategy, from the EU Trade strategy to the EU Industrial one, should be consistent and not hamper industry.