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Publications

The European Commission has produced a number of studies and reports on textiles and clothing. The studies relate to the technical analysis of textile fibres, the labelling of textile and clothing products, the link between chemicals and allergies in textile products, and the state of the industry in general.

Country reports on technical textiles in Brazil, Japan, South Korea and the USA

The purpose of the study was to improve knowledge in Europe about technical textiles opportunities outside of the EU – with particular emphasis on Brazil, Japan, South Korea and the USA.

The study offers a quantified view on technical textiles supply and demand in regional markets and within 12 product families. It examined the market performance in yarn and fabric-type technical textiles, as well as non-woven technical textiles.

Country reports on technical textiles (September 2017)

Inter-laboratory trial and technical analysis of "polyacrylate" fibre

The technical analysis of the polyacrylate fibre included the verification and validation of suitable methods to identify, and quantify polyacrylate in mixtures with other fibres. Polyacrylate's chemical composition was examined, its properties tested, and its characteristics and parameters defined and validated. The analytics were part of commissioned tasks to establish a new generic name for polyacrylate.
Fibre labelling Polyacrylate - Toyobo - Final report

Study of the need and options for the harmonisation of the labelling of textile and clothing products

The study examines possible new labelling requirements on the characteristics of textile products at EU level. Potential areas analysed include:

  • origin labelling;
  • harmonised care and size labelling;
  • indication of allergenic substances;
  • electronic labelling and other new technologies.

The study was commissioned to preparing a report as required by Article 24 of the Textile Regulation (Regulation (EU) No 1007/2011).

Study of the need and options for the harmonisation of the labelling of textile and clothing products (January 2013)

Study on the link between Allergic Reactions and Chemicals in textile products

The study examines the casual link between allergies and chemical substances in finished textile products. It was commissioned as required by Article 25 of the Textile Regulation (Regulation (EU) No 1007/2011).

Study on the link between Allergic Reactions and Chemicals in textile products (January 2013)

Study on the in-depth assessment of the situation of the T&C sector in the EU and prospects

The study is an in-depth assessment of the situation of the textile and clothing sector in Europe. It draws on the key findings of six independent reports and presents the way forward and recommendations for the textile and clothing industry.

Study on the in-depth assessment of the situation of the T&C sector in the EU and prospects (December 2012)

Reports adopted under the Textile Regulation

The EU has aligned laws in all member countries with Textile Regulation (EU) No 1007/2011 on fibre names and related labelling and marking of the fibre composition of textile products

Report regarding possible new labelling requirements of textile products and on a study on allergenic substances in textile products

The Report was adopted on the basis of Articles 24 and 25 of the Textile Regulation (EU) No 1007/2011). Article 24 requires the Commission to submit a report regarding possible new labelling requirements on the characteristics of textile products to be introduced at EU level. Article 25 requires the Commission to evaluate whether there is a causal link between allergic reactions and chemical substances or mixtures used in textile products.

Commission Report regarding possible new labelling requirements and on a study on allergenic substances of textile products

Report on the application of the Textile Regulation

The Report on the application of Regulation (EU) No 1007/2011 was adopted by the Commission on 29 October 2014 on the basis of Article 23 of this Regulation. The report gives an overview of the application of the Textile Regulation between 8 May 2012 and the end of June 2014. 

Commission Report on the application of the Textile Regulation

Report on the exercise of the power to adopt delegated acts by the Commission

The Report was adopted by the Commission on 17 December 2015 on the basis of Article 22 of the Textile Regulation. Pursuant to this provision, the Commission was required to draw up a report in respect of the delegation of power not later than nine months before the end of the five-year period, thus before 7 February 2016.

Commission Report on the exercise of the power to adopt delegated acts