Netherlands: Technical Arrangement on Circular Textiles

The Dutch Normalisation Institute (NEN) has published an NTA (technical arrangement) on circular textiles. The document describes what can be understood by circular textile products and what it takes to be able to report on circular textile in a consistent manner.

The NTA provides a common framework for the definition of, and the requirements for, circular textiles. “And it is necessary”, according to Corien Beks, sector manager fashion and workwear at MODINT. “The Netherlands stands for a transition to a circular economy in 2050, whereby the government has indicated that it wants to use fifty percent less primary raw materials by 2030. This ambition also applies to textiles she said.

MODINT has participated in the working group to prepare this NTA. It could serve as a basis for normalisation on national or even international level. More information