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Since 2008, the textile profession has been committed to promoting approaches for sustainable development

In France : setting up of a Task Force, development of a self-evaluation tool, participation in a national experiment on an environmental labelling campaign, collection of data to feed the ADEME (agency to master energy and help the environment) data base, participation in a pilot program to extend labelling in 2016, contribution to the sectoral guide of MEDEF in 2016 on the CSR best pratices.
In the European Union : participation in Euratex’ development of a pilot program in terms of CSR (corporate social responsibility), implication of certain French companies with the European experiment for labelling in regard to carbon footprint (T-Shirt) , follow up of the regulation related to chemical substances (REACH, biocides)
The Clothing-Textile Standardization Office, run by the IFTH with the participation of numerous companies has developed rigid standards in keeping with market demands (cosmeto-textiles, PPE…).