Eco-organisation mission and objectives

Approved in 2009 by the public authorities, the eco-organisation
is the fruit of a multi-player project. To successfully fulfil its general interest mission, it draws support from all of the stakeholders in the Clothing, Household linen and Footwear Textile industry (CHF),from the designer to the recycler.

It "weaves links" to position this industry within a progressive and value-creation partnership dynamic: putting in place an innovative and sustainable model which constitutes a driving force at the level of business and environmental, economic and social performance.

Environmental stakes


More than 2.9 billion CHF items are placed on the market every year. When they don't end up in the bin or are used by several people or their materials are recycled for other uses, they enable waste to be reduced, natural resources to be preserved and Greenhouse Gases (GHG) and pollution to be limited.

Economic stakes


Reusing or recycling equates to giving back value to what would otherwise be destroyed. The used CHF recovery and recycling industry is a growing industry.

Social stakes

With objectives which include increasing collection and qualifying sorting to develop recycling, the industry can create employment at local level.

Our objectives

To double the volume of CHF collected in the short term
and increase the proportion of CHF recycled during collection.

- To implement, alongside other EPR outlets, the ambitious policy of the French Ministry for Ecological Transition within the context of the law against waste and for the circular economy

- To propose tools, services and information to facilitate and speed up the transformation.

- To launch and steer the first Eco design platform which accompanies marketers on the path towards eco-design

- To support the industry downstream in order to develop the non-reusable textile recycling industry.

- To encourage Territorial Industrial Ecology (EIT) and citizen awareness-raising initiatives developed by Local Authorities.

- To join forces with the ADEME for major projects: PEFCR, Environmental labeling experiments, AI Flash Calls for Projects in Textiles and Footwear…

- To accompany the transition towards the circular economy by funding innovative projects.

- To oversee French and European working groups, consultation committees etc.

- To contribute towards CSF (Strategic Committee for Industry) works by the French Ministry of Economy.

- To support, promote and federate brands with an annual awareness-raising campaign focusing on the second lease of life of our textiles and footwear #RRR for Repair, Reuse and Recycle.

- To encourage sorting among the general public, to facilitate, with local authorities, access to the 46.000 self-deposit banks as well as to information on sustainability and eventually, environmental labelling.