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Textile dialogue: Fashion

Ministry for Climate Action: Textile Dialogue

From “fast fashion” to future-thinking, circular fashion

When: Thursday, October 12, 2023, 13:00-17:00
Where: Climate Lab, 8th floor, Spittelauer Lände 45, 1090 Vienna; Enter at the “Service Treff der Wiener Stadtwerke”

The vision for the future of fashion

In 2030, clothing and textiles will be durable, easy to repair and recycle, and produced in a fair and sustainable manner. “Fast fashion” and disposable clothes will be out of style and circular clothing will be the new norm. Second-hand stores and repair services will not only be widely available, but profitable business models.

Legal frameworks shaping the way forward

The EU Commission introduced its strategy for sustainable and circular textiles last year, creating the space needed for a fashion revolution. Currently, a number of EU regulations are being developed that outline changes in how clothing is produced, used and disposed of. These include the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation, the EU Supply Chain Law, the Green Claims Directive and the Waste Management Directive. Along with such policies, there are a variety of measures taking shape to raise consciousness and provide information to support the development of more sustainable business models and help change consumer behavior.

What do we need in order to bring about these societal and economic transformations?
The youth. The consumers. The designers and producers of the future.

  • Come and discuss the relevant legal requirements and policies as well as alternatives to Fast Fashion.
  • We’ll develop concrete approaches to overcome current challenges and help transform barriers into opportunities along the entire chain of production.
  • This textile dialogue is intended for designers, producers, vendors, consumers and educators in the field of fashion. Together we will engage in cross-sectoral dialogue and action.

Download the background paper (DE only) from the Ministry for Climate Action for more information on the topic.

The Textile Dialogues are an event series organized by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action in cooperation with the Federal Environmental Agency and Climate Lab.


12. October 2023
13:00 - 17:00
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