The EU changes criteria for EU Ecolabelling of textile products

The EU Ecolabel is a voluntary scheme allowing companies to label their products as having a lower environmental impact than other products within the same group. On 25 July 2017, the European Commission issued Decision 2017/1392 amending Decision 2014/350/EU, establishing the ecological criteria for the award of the EU Ecolabel to textile products.

According to data from the European Commission, four out of five European consumers would like to purchase more environmentally friendly products, which are certified as such by an independent body (see the text at the following link).

Consumers in the European Union that purchase textile products bearing the Ecolabel (the logo of which is a flower), are able to be assured of a number of environment and health related factors. These include the limited use of substances that are harmful to the environment as well as to human health, reduced water and air pollution, resistance to shrinking when the textile is being washed and dried, and colour resistance to perspiration or when the product is being washed.

Click the following link to view the Decision 2017/1392/EU .

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