EU strategies for sustainable and circular textile: traceability and product passport
10/06/2022 Time 14.30 - 17.00
The Traceability table of the National Technological Cluster of Made in Italy and the Regional Cluster of Creative Cultural Industries of Emilia-Romagna, organize a meeting on the European strategy for sustainable circular textiles. The event will be virtual and is an opportunity for reflecting on the steps to meet the incoming regulations.
The European Commission presented on 30 March 2022 a communication on the EU strategy for a sustainable and circular textile sector.
It is a strategic declaration that will fully unfold its effects within the next 4-6 years, but which outlines an important and inspiring path for manufacturing industries and EU markets.
Systemic solutions will be required in line with the ambition of the European Green Deal to "make growth sustainable, climate neutral, energy and resource efficient and respectful of nature and built around an economy clean and circular "because textiles are 'a key value chain in urgent need of change but with strong potential for the transition to sustainable and circular production, consumption and business models'.
The EU Commission underlines the need to undertake some initiatives that cannot be postponed and that will be implemented in the coming years, mostly through legislative actions already planned or in progress, and by establishing among others, span > the introduction of the Digital Product Passport with the obligation to disclose information relating to circularity and sustainability (which and how it will be detailed in the coming months).
The event is an opportunity to reflect on the steps that will need to be taken in the coming years to adapt to the upcoming regulations.
Roberto Ricci Mingani (Head of the Sustainable Innovation Sector, Enterprises and Productive Supply chains of the Emilia-Romagna Region), Opening greetings
Mauro Chezzi (Deputy Director, Sistema Moda Italia), Introduction
Mauro Scalia (Director Sustainable Businesses, EURATEX), The News represented by "EU Strategy for circular and sustainable textiles"
Romeo Bandinelli (Associate Professor, University of Florence), A first reflection on possible technological scenarios
Round Table on the prospects and expected impacts in the sector
Moderator: Piero de Sabbata (ENEA CROSS-TEC laboratory manager, member of Clust-ER Create, member of the Scientific and Training Committee of the Made in Italy National Technology Cluster)
Romeo Bandinelli (Associate Professor, University of Florence)
eBusiness is based on digital data and documents exchanged between IT systems of firms.
Adoption of a standard language and of shared procedures offers to firms immediate advantages,
like costs and errors reduction as well as time and labour savings.
In respect of proprietary formats, a standard language facilitates the creation of new eBusiness relationships and cuts maintenance costs, in parallel it assures
good scalability for future uses.
The current eBIZ Reference Architecture has a chapter dedicated to RFID technology adoption.
Who uses RFID technology for logistic optimisation gets great advantages by connecting RFID and eBIZ technology.
RFID enables logistics optimization (picking, goods delivery, ecc.), the parallel adoption of eBIZ
allows to share advantages with the commercial partners, from inventory reporting to despacth advice anticipating the physical flow o freights.
Sinergy between flows of digital information supported by eBIZ and traceability actions for anti-counterfeiting initiatives and for contrasting parallel sales channels are highly interesting.
'If I have sell-out data…'
'If I have a faithful inventory report, I could activate a never-out-of-stock service …'
'If the warehouse systems had the list of freights going to be delivered …'
'Se non dovessi continuamente richiamare al telefono per avere le date delle consegne …'
'Suppliers fill data on IT systems when they have the time, often in a uncomplete way …'
'Each order is uploaded manually and sometimes we get an error…'
'The solution could be nice but our supplier does not want to invest so much for me only …'
'each customer ask for the same information but with a different format and different procedures …'
In order to setup eBIZ you should, firstly, identify the collaboration processes that have to be implemented prioritarily.
Later, through the Reference Architecture of eBIZ, the job of the IT manager to adapt the company information system to eBIZ is facilitated.
ENEA CROSS-TEC laboratory aims to support firms in new technologies adoption.
In the framework of its institutional activities, the laboratory can help you and your IT providers to understand opportunities and advantages of adopting eBIZ in your business.
For more information or to receive further material you can contact the laboratory responsible: email@example.com
Launched by European Commission, eBIZ-TCF project (2008-2010) was co-ordinated by EURATEX (European Confederation of textile and apparel
industry) with the support of CEC (European Confederation of footwear industry) and ENEA, and developed a
Reference Architecture for data exchanges that is publicly available and based on the harmonisation of experiences and results from Moda-ML,
Shoenet and GS1.
Launched at CEN (European Committee for Standardisation) in 2012, CEN Workshop eBIZ is an European standardisation
initiative, promoted by EURATEX with the support of ENEA, with the aim of improve eBIZ results and
foster a more extended adoption in the fashion industry. The Workshop lasted for 18 months and was the opportunity for stakeholder to work jointly and propose new developments
(for example to better support RFID usage).
eBIZ 4.0 is an European COSME project, launched on December 2016 and addressing the joint adoption of eBIZ and RFID in the European supply chains. The project is based on three industrial pilots in Spain, Italy and France.
Since June 2013 the Reference Architecture, version 2.0, is available as CEN WS Agreement (CEN CWA 16667), up-to-date and supporting new market requirements, as identified
by an international experts group working in the framework of CEN. Among the other novelties, beyond RFID, there contributions from GS1 about business
collaboration models between producers and retail organisations.
Compared with previous 2010 version (click here ),
the new eBIZ Reference Architecture 2.0 for eBusiness harmonisation in Textile/Clothing and Footwear sectors"
has new contents related to:
A method to represent and classify Business Models,
Production Scenarios for customised footwear products for fashion and for health,
Cross-organisation RFID adoption support,
Test and compliance checking,
Yarn techical properties modelling and management in supply relationships,