The European Commission has presented a proposal for the new year to review standards for product labels, including textiles such as clothing or clothing accessories. This regulation aims to do that Standardize label information in all countries of the European Union (EU) and standardized sizes to facilitate online sales, among other things.
The European Commission has decided to first launch a public consultation on various aspects of the labeling of textiles and similar products. The regulation being updated is the 2011 regulation, which was last reviewed in 2014. On this occasion, aspects such as origin are checked (made in), information on care, authenticity of the leather or skins, organic or biological origin, presence of allergenic substances and socially responsible production of textile products, according to El Economista.
With these changes to labels and sizes, the European Commission wants to ensure that this regulation sets the path that other regulations on ecological design, digital product passports or the disposal of textile waste will follow later.
The consultation period on changes to EU labels ends on March 12, 2024. After that, the development of the proposal to change the labeling regulation will probably not be completed until the last quarter of 2025.