What Europe’s upcoming ban on unsold textiles means for fashion

Earlier this year, the European Commission (EC) announced its 2030 vision for textiles, moving the goalposts once again when it comes to sustainable and circular solutions for fashion’s waste problem.  According to the report, global textile production nearly doubled between 2000 and 2015, and by 2030, the consumption of clothing and footwear is expected to increase by 63 per cent from 62 million tonnes today to 102 million tonnes. About 5.8 million tonnes of textiles are discarded every year

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