“The risk is that we will end up competing with non-EU producers who are exempted from the rules that we have to stick to” with these words Marco Lariccia – on behalf of the Scientific Committee of Dye-Staff – outlined the competitive scenario that will be created within less than two years. The reason being that “many of the substances regulated in Europe are not controlled at all abroad,” and this will inevitably lead to an imbalance in the competitive framework.
On May the17th an important international symposium on innovation and sustainability in textiles and clothing was held in Prato and Dye-Staff did not fail to get the point across and to inform about the steps that are being made in our country . “The Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (Italian National Chamber of Fashion) – explained Lariccia – has endorsed an Italian specifications which defines the requirements of the Italian textile sector, with plans to extend it at the European level“. These are the guidelines on eco-toxicological requirements that the president of the CNMI, Carlo Capasa, submitted on the 29th of February at the conclusion of the Milan Fashion Week.
The meeting in Prato, organized the Councillor Daniela Toccafondi, was part of the initiatives of the European Project RESET (Research Centers of Excellence in the Textile sector) whose specific objective is to improve the infrastructure in research and innovation and the ability to develop excellence in R & I by promoting centers of competence.