The Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) plans to stage an online event to urge the European Union (EU) to commit to circularity in the textiles industry in its post-pandemic recovery plans. The event will examine the impacts of COVID-19 on EU textiles policy and call for even stronger commitments to accelerating the circular economy, both regionally and globally, going forward.
To be held on the Zoom platform on July 7, will bring together high level representatives from EU institutions, the fashion industry, the civil society as well as intergovernmental and international organizations. The event will unveil the recently-launched Policy Hub report, 'Recommendations for Green Recovery in the European Apparel and Footwear Industry.’ The report is a collaborative effort between the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI) and the GFA.
The event will be divided up into three key sections: 'The Big Picture: European Recovery Plan(s)', 'Are Textiles still the new Plastics for Europe?', and 'Regional Focus, Global Relevance'.