Apparel organizations call on EU policymakers to help fashion become circular
By Marjorie van Elven
14 May 2019
Five organizations have published a joint manifesto calling on EU policymakers to establish tools for a circular fashion system, namely Euratex (European Apparel and Textile Confederation), Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI), Global Fashion Agenda (GFA), International Apparel Federation (IAF) and Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC).
The document stresses the need for fashion companies to rethink their business model and for policymakers to think beyond existing policy tools, as well as the need for fashion companies and policymakers to work together to achieve a circular economy.
“The linear model of 'take, make, dispose' will soon reach its physical limits. Circularity is therefore a necessary solution to minimise the use of finite resources, but it demands a unified approach”, said the five organizations in a statement, stressing that central EU institutions will have a new leadership this Autumn.
You can read the manifesto in full on https://www.globalfashionagenda.com/download/6083.