RREUSE’s response to the Commission’s consultation based on the Staff Working Document “Scenarios towards co-creation of a transition pathway for a more resilient, sustainable and digital textiles ecosystem”.
Aiming at accelerating the green and digital transitions of the EU industry, the European Commission has prepared a Staff Working Document to outline possible scenarios for a transition pathway for a more resilient, sustainable, and digital textiles ecosystem.
RREUSE reflected on the issues and possible output scenarios for 2030 that were presented in the Staff Working Document, and put together the response below.
RREUSE believes that social enterprises play an exemplary role in ensuring the green transition of a textile ecosystem that must be sustainable from an environmental as well as a social point of view. There are, however, several challenges the sector faces, that hinder innovation, delay job creation, and affect the potential of the sector.
According to RREUSE, several steps need to be taken in order to ensure the agility of the regulations and the resilience of the textiles ecosystem. Among other points, RREUSE calls for the introduction of funding programmes that will help meet social enterprises’ ambitions, as well as for the prioritisation of re-use in the green transition.