Did you know that the textiles industry is one of the most polluting in Europe?
We need an urgent action to find a solution to this great problem. It causes more and more pollution every year. In fact, EU consumption of textiles has on average the fourth highest impact on the environment and climate.
This topic was addressed during a Youth Dialogue organised by the European Commission. A group of 14 young designers, influencers, and environmental activists participated in the event.
Virginijus Sinkevičius, EU Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries led the event. It was an opportunity for dialogue during which participants learned about the topic and shared their opinions.
This event played a significant role in inaugurating the Commission’s “ReSet the Trend – #ReFashionNow”. This campaign’s primary objective is to increase public awareness regarding the EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles. It is useful to put emphasis on its various benefits for the environment, society, economy, and health.
The campaign extends an invitation to citizens, especially the youth of Europe, to shift away from the culture of fast fashion.
The dialogue has been very useful to promote the values of environmental sustainability and spread awareness about this topic.
At the end of the dialogue, the participants outlined the following objectives for the coming years:
If you have not been able to attend the event but are interested in deepening the topic, you can watch the video of the initiative on the official website.