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Green Textile Deal

Textiles used as construction material for climate-friendly houses. Textiles on the “green” outside of buildings that are capable of cleaning the air. That is what the city centres of the future could look like. At Environment Week “Woche der Umwelt” in Berlin on the 9th and 10th of June 2020, German fashion and textiles association Gesamtverband textil+mode and German textile researchers Forschungskuratorium Textil will present innovative textile products in line with the European Green Deal. Before Woche der Umwelt kicks off in June, a new report on the realisation of the Green Textile Deal until 2035 will be presented on 12th of March.

February 2020

The Green Deal was presented by the European Commission on 11th of December 2019. A European climate law will be presented in the coming weeks. The overarching goal of the Green Deal is to cut greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050.

What the textile industry can contribute to the European Union’s climate plans will be demonstrated by Gesamtverband textil+mode at a joint stand with Forschungskuratorium Textil at the Woche der Umwelt from 9th to 10th June 2020 in Schloss Bellevue in Berlin. German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (BDU) are welcoming visitors to the sixth "Woche der Umwelt". The event’s extensive programme includes panel discussions, interviews and special forums as well as innovative projects from 190 exhibitors aimed at protecting the environment and its resources.

On 12th March 2020, Gesamtverband textil+mode will present the "Zukunftsstudie Perspektiven 2035" report at the Vertretung des Freistaates Dresden beim Bund in Berlin. It will focus on issues like circularity, microplastics and clean air and take a close look at European cooperation and the safeguarding of Germany as a textile and fashion hub.

Textiles play an important role in the Green Deal. “For instance, textiles as a construction material of textile reinforced cement can become crucial to climate-friendly building. Or they can be the solution to the issue of finding recyclable construction materials by offering homogenous composite material made from renewable raw materials”, says Johannes Diebel, head of research at Forschungskuratorium Textil.

Other innovations be seen are textiles that can extract precious metals from wastewaters for re-use or absorb micro pollutants in water purification. The joint stand of the participating research companies DTNW Deutsches Textilforschungszentrum Nord-West, ITA Institute für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen University, TITK Thüringisches Institut für Textil- und Faserforschung Denkendorf und Forschungsinstitut für Textil- und Bekleidung at Woche der Umwelt will also offer information about how to turn waste into clothing. Intelligent metal-free heating foil with be showcased as well as untreated semi-finished products for light-weight construction. The 4.0 competence centre for mid-sized companies "Textil vernetzt" will present projects for the digitalisation of the textile industry. "Go Textil", the industry's professional training campaign, will offer information on vocational opportunities in the textile and clothing industry.

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Press release: Green Deal Textil beim Bundespräsidenten



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