In recent years a growing number of research and innovation projects have been funded under the EU’s Research Framework Programmes in the field of textile sustainability and circularity, as a result of the European Union's focus on the sustainable transition of the EU economy and society as part of the EU Green Deal.
In its 2022 EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles, the European Commission presented a vision and related European policy objectives for a green and digital transition of the European textile ecosystem. The strategy focuses on key textile sustainability aspects, such as eco-design, waste and pollution prevention, safe and biobased materials, circular material flows, responsible supply chains and new business models, etc. The research and innovation work carried out by these EU-funded projects could be overlapping and duplicative or it can be complementary and cross-fertilising.
The ECOSYSTEX community will make sure the latter is the case.