Identifying Research Gaps and Needs for the Green Transition of the European Textile Ecosystem
As a results of two months of collaboration between the researchers, industry experts and other stakeholders involved in the 23 ECOSYSTEX project members, the ECOSYSTEX Community, facilitated by Textile ETP, is publishing their first Input Paper, titled "Research Gaps and Needs for the Green Transition of the European Textile Ecosystem" identifying the most pressing and impactful research gaps and needs to be filled to enable the green transition of the European textile ecosystem.
The document first summarises the main innovation trends related to the textile sustainability transition and the scientific, technological and operational challenges arising from them. It highlights the key role that publicly supported collaborative research and innovation plays in an industry sector dominated by small and medium-sized enterprises with limited means and even less in-house capacities to drive systemic change.
The report then describes in detail the specific knowledge gaps and research needs across the following 5 domains:
Scientific base of safe & sustainable textiles
Sustainable textile production & supply chain