Launched on September 27, 2022, the Horizon Europe project CISUTAC will support the transition to a circular and sustainable textile sector. Launched today, the new Horizon Europe project CISUTAC will support the transition to a circular and sustainable textile sector. As part of a consortium of 27 partners working on the project, EURATEX will work towards facilitating the Circular Economy transition.
While the production and consumption of textile products continue to grow, so does the impact on the environment caused by a lack of reuse, repair, and recycling of materials. Quality, durability, and recyclability are often not set as priorities in the design and manufacturing of garments (EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles, March 2022).CISUTAC aims to remove current bottlenecks in order to increase textile circularity in Europe. The objective is to minimize the sector’s total environmental impact by developing new, sustainable, and integrated large-scale European value chains.
The project will include most parts of the textile sector: comprising the two groups of fibers that represent almost 90% of all textile fibers (polyester and cotton/cellulose), and focusing on products from three sub-sectors experiencing the most circularity bottlenecks (fashion garments, sports, and outdoor goods, and workwear).