Sustainable Fashion: prepare your company for EU policy

Fashion is one of the most polluting and socially problematic industries globally. To tackle ESG risks spread along the supply chain, the EU is taking action in upcoming legislation. Join us to explore the implications of this for fashion SMEs!


The EU Green Deal, Extended Producer Responsibility, Due Diligence, Circularity, Sustainable Textile Action Plan... What do all these concepts mean for actors in the Belgian fashion industry and why should you know more about it? On March 11, Flanders DC, MAD Brussels, WBDM and The Shift are organizing a webinar on the implications of the EU Strategy for sustainable textiles for fashion companies.

The webinar will first seek to better understand the EU policy terminology relating to fashion and why and to what extent it could apply to Belgian companies. We will then explore two particularly important topics: Extended Producer Responsibility, i.e. the art of designing a product for a circular life and taking responsibility for your items after your sale to the customer, and Due Diligence, i.e. the art of tracing the textile supply chain and taking action to limit social and environmental risks.

Participants will leave enlightened; with a virtual bag full of tips, inspiring examples, tools and guidelines to prepare for upcoming legislation; and, last but not least, the determination to take action for a more sustainable fashion industry.


For whom?

This session is open to all actors from the fashion industry.



Register using the link below.


Introduction: EU Sustainability Strategy relating to the fashion sector

Sofie Bouteligier, International Policy Unit @ OVAM

Maria Rincon Lievana, Policy Officer Circular Economy and sustainable products, production and consumption @ the EU Commission

Extended Producer Responsibility and design for a sustainable life: How to design your product for a sustainable life, including after use.

Emily Macintosh, Policy officer for textiles @European Environment Bureau

Céline Lejeune @Bonjour Maurice

Due Diligence: How to identify and limit social and environmental risks in your supply chain?

Saartje Boutsen, co-founder @Studio D

Tine Buysens, Sustainability Manager @Bel & Bo


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Brieuc Debontridder

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