30 Apr 2024

“The sustainability and circularity of clothing is not limited to the environmental footprint of the manufacture”.

We speak with David Allo, Texfor’s sustainability manager, about textile culture and legislation

Texfor is the Confederation of the Textile Industry, the Spanish entity with the greatest representativeness in the textile sector. Currently, it brings together more than 4,000 companies, the vast majority of which are small and medium-sized enterprises, and it can be a key player in accelerating the circularity of the textile industry.

We speak with David Allo, sustainability manager of the organization, about how the Spanish and European textile industry is progressing towards circularity.

David has shared with us the main challenges of the industry, the sector’s opinions on the emerging European regulations to accelerate this transition, and, of course, how the textile industry can influence the durability and circularity of clothing during its use.

“How the clothing is used, cared for and treated at end of its useful life are all crucial”.

In the interview, David talks about legislation and public education. While acknowledging that textile culture is low in our society, he explains that the main problem with legislative transition is: first, the coherence of legislation, and then, the discrepancy between what is legislated and what can be controlled.

Europe sets out a series of requirements that new products must meet, but the sustainability of a textile product is much more complex and also depends on the use it will receive.

You can access the full conversation on Girbau LAB Talks by So Good, the interview space where we activate reflection on the textile use phase as a key to a more circular industry.