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The beginning of a new era for the Textile sector

It is with pride that last December 29, we obtained the renewal of our accreditation by the public authorities until 2028.

During these 6 years, we will pursue our efforts to accelerate the transformation of the sector and meet the objectives set by the Ministry of Ecological Transition and the Economy.


Climate urgency and the necessity to reduce the environmental impact of the Textile sector need to guide all our actions. Second lives for textiles and footwear are no longer an option to ensure the future of our planet. It is an obligation that Refashion wants to address with lucidity and determination.” Maud Hardy, Executive Director at Refashion.



1,2 billion euros deployed for the transformation of the textile sector between 2023 and 2028



Major evolutions for the sector 

This new era results in an ambitious roadmap and considerably higher investments, but justified by the major challenges raised by the climate urgency. 

Therefore, nearly 1.2 billion euros, financed by the marketers, will be deployed for the transformations of the sector towards the circular economy during this new accreditation period. Other projects will have to reflect visible progress on the three phases of the product life cycle: production, consumption, and regeneration. 




  • The promotion of eco-design approaches through the eco-modulation tool for contributions paid by marketers (durability, environmental labels, incorporation of recycled materials). These should be the cornerstone of the system for marketers. The objective is to mobilise all players to reduce the environmental impact of products. 




  • From 2023, we will devote at least 5 million euros per year to awareness-raising and information actions for citizens through a catalogue of actions by local authorities that will be supported.

  • Launch of a repair fund in 2023 for individuals to extend the useful life of textiles and footwear. More than 150 million euros will be invested between 2023 and 2028 to transform French habits and allow 35% more repairs (ADEME's indicative target for 2019).




  • Accelerating the collection of clothing, household linen and footwear, in particular through a mixed operation of the sector. While financial support to the historical actors of sorting will remain central, we will also develop an operational mechanism in order to reach the set objectives of collecting 60% of products put on the market (vs 34% in 2021).

  • 5% of the contributions collected will be dedicated to a reuse fund to support reuse from social and solidarity economy players. In addition to this support, there is a complementary funding mechanism open to all actors. The total of these two envelopes represents 135 million over the period of the accreditation.

  • 58 million over 6 years, will be dedicated to R&D in order to contribute to the achievement of key stages in developing the industrialisation of used TLC recycling: taking into account recyclability from the design stage; sorting and automated recycling. 


By moving from a purely financial role to an operational one, our ambition is to become the reference player in the transition in favour of the collective to deploy new ways of optimising the use of resources in the sector and controlling the environmental effects before, during and after the use of products by the consumer.

We have a vision of a responsible Textile Sector committed to reducing its environmental impact and creating value for the benefit of all, by federating and supporting all the players, from production to consumption and regeneration. 


Download the press release (in French only)