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Textile products

The preparatory study on textile products, hereinafter referred to as PS, will mainly follow the structure prescribed by the Methodology for Ecodesign of Energy-related Products (MEErP). This methodology has over many years proved to be comprehensive and effective in preparing product related legislation, and is therefore deemed fit to be applied also to non-energy-related products. The MEErP consists of seven tasks: task 1 on scope, task 2 on markets, task 3 on user behaviour, task 4 on technologies, task 5 on environment and economics, task 6 on design options, and task 7 on policy scenarios. The used methodology will be adapted to the specific features of the textile product group and the requirements set by the ESPR proposal.

Besides following the tasks set by the MEErP, the PS will include the building blocks of the Ecolabel Preliminary Report, as set by the EU Ecolabel Regulation. Additionally, the PS will point out the focus areas of the EU GPP criteria of the product selected in the scope.

The development of the PS will include the direct involvement of stakeholders following the principles of the Sevilla Process. The Table below reports the stages of the project that will require the participation of registered stakeholders.

The following link allows the registration as stakeholder:



Topic addressed


Initial questionnaire

Definitions, Scope, Market analysis, User Behaviour, Ecodesign aspects, EU Ecolabel, EU Green Public Procurement

30 March 2023 – 8 May 2023

1st milestone

Scope, Market, Current EU Ecolabel criteria, Current EU Green Public Procurement criteria, User behaviour

To be communicated

2nd milestone

Topics to be communicated after finalization of the 1st milestone

To be communicated

3rd milestone

Topics to be communicated after finalization of the 2nd milestone

To be communicated


For each milestone, the stakeholder consultation will include the following steps:

  1. The JRC will communicate by email to all registered stakeholders the time and steps of the specific consultation. In the same email, the JRC will provide the working document(s) related to the milestone. All documents will be uploaded on the specific section.
  2. Registered stakeholders will read the working document(s) before the on-line consultation meeting.
  3. The JRC and registered stakeholders will attend the on-line consultation meeting. In this meeting, registered stakeholders will be able to openly discuss with the JRC and among themselves.
  4. Registered stakeholders will provide comments to the working document(s).
  5. On a specific section, the JRC will publish a document containing anonymised written comments submitted by the registered stakeholders with the corresponding answer by the JRC.

The suitable time will be given to each step of the stakeholder consultation.