France plans fashion revolution with climate-impact labels

Euractiv | Aug 12, 2022 at 5:52 PM
  • Recycling has apparent benefits, but the process shortens cotton fibres and so usually has to be mixed with some oil-based material to keep it from falling apart.
  • The French Agency for Ecological Transition (Ademe) is currently testing 11 proposals for how to collect and compare data — and what the resulting label might look like to consumers — using 500 real-life clothing items.
  • Capturing all these trade-offs in one simple label on an item of clothing is therefore tricky.