17 R&I EU-funded member projects focusing on textile sustainability launch ECOSYSTEX– European Community of Practice for a Sustainable Textile Ecosystem. The community’s mission is to accelerate collaboration in the textile sustainability and circularity field.

COSYSTEX is a joint initiative of the European Commission’s Research Executive Agency (REA), the European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA) and the Circular-Biobased Europe Joint Undertaking, and is facilitated by the Textile ETP.

The community will focus its work on:

  • interproject collaboration to share best practices and exchange new knowledge,
  • engagement with policymakers to provide support in designing and implementing effective policies and programmes, and
  • dissemination to ensure the interested, public expert community can be informed about the latest developments and results of EU research and innovation projects addressing textile sustainability and circularity.

The important feature of ECOSYSTEX is the collaboration between academic and applied researchers, technology developers, textile industry experts and other stakeholders from across Europe. An enormous body of new knowledge and an arsenal of innovative technological solutions are resulting from collaborative research projects and programmes across Europe, but information about their results is fragmented which inhibits take-up and scale-up. It also means that policy makers and other stakeholders may miss out on latest data and insights that could make their legislative or implementation initiatives more relevant, specific and impactful. ECOSYSTEX aims to become the central European knowledge hub and go-to resource for latest research work and technology state-of-the-art information on all matters related to textile sustainability and circularity.

More information here.