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Textile machinery for a sustainable textiles industry

VDMA Textile Machinery publishes position paper welcoming the ambitions of the EU to promote climate protection.

22nd October 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Frankfurt, Germany

Clothing/​Footwear, Industrial

In a position paper published today, members of Germany’s VDMA Textile Machinery Association welcome the ambitions of the EU to promote climate protection, in particular the approach of combining the goals for the EU textile and clothing industry into a sector-specific strategy.

Until now, increasing textile consumption around the world, due to growing population and purchasing power has been accompanied by a rise in the use of resources. “The textile machinery companies organised in the VDMA are geared towards a functioning circular economy. With our highly efficient technologies we are an indispensable partner in this transition process,” explained Regina Brückner, Chairwoman of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association and Managing Associate of Brückner Trockentechnik. 

In the new position paper, the executive board of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association emphasises that the new framework must be practicable. Ms Brückner said: “The EU must strike the right balance between necessary, yet also minimal, legislative regulation. A successful transition requires a level playing field which sets out fair rules for sustainability, thereby enabling European companies to nonetheless increase their international competitiveness.”

The complete position paper can be read here.

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