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Welcome to the home page of the Preparatory Study on Textile Products.

This project aims to investigate the system of production and consumption of textile products to provide scientific evidence for future discussion on EU product policies. The project will carry out research in line with the proposal of the Ecodesign for Sustainable Product Regulation (ESPR) (COM(2022) 142 final) and it will follow the structure prescribed by the Methodology for Ecodesign of Energy-related Products (MEErP). The followed methodology will be potentially adapted considering that textiles are not energy-related products. The project will analyse information usually reported in the Preliminary Report, as set by the EU Ecolabel Regulation 66/2010. Finally, the project will point out the focus areas of the EU Ecolabel and the EU Green Public Procurement (GPP) criteria of the product selected in the scope.

The ESPR proposal (COM(2022) 142 final) was adopted by the European Commission in March 2022, accompanied by a Communication “on making sustainable products the norm” (COM(2022) 140 final). The aim of the ESPR proposal is to create a strong and coherent legislative framework for setting ecodesign requirements on products – to improve their circularity, energy performance and other environmental sustainability aspects, throughout the product life cycle. It should be noted that the ESPR proposal is still to be adopted by the co-legislators and is therefore subject to further changes.

You are encouraged to participate to the development of the project registering as stakeholder via this link: