EURATEX publishes a Position Paper on Textiles Labelling

Brussels, 14 December 2023 – EURATEX welcomes and supports the EU Commission ambition to revise the Textiles Labelling Regulation No 1007/2011.

EURATEX retains that the Regulation has overall served its purpose and delivered its overarching objectives, namely providing useful information to the consumer on the properties of the textile products. Nevertheless, in the light of technical progress, societal changes and the evolution of the regulatory framework for textiles following the adoption of the EU strategy for sustainable textiles, a revision of Regulation 1007/2011 is necessary to ensure regulatory coherence.

Taking into account that the adoption of the textiles strategy will generate 16 new pieces of regulation applicable to our sector, we believe that the scope of the Labelling Regulation should focus on two main pillars: fibre composition and care instruction.

In addition, the elements of digitalisation, leather and fur authenticity should be considered as complementary aspects that – if integrated in the legal text – should improve the overall performance of the regulation in providing information to the consumer.

Finally, the revision should take into account that textiles manufactured in the EU are sold both on the EU market as well as on foreign market. The revised regulation should therefore consider the main elements of the labelling requirements of the main destination markets of the EU exports, in particular the US and the UK.

To know more, read our full position.