Session at the CCC
RETEXCAT at the 2nd Circular Congress of Catalonia
June 13, 2024

Catalan companies in the textile sector on the challenges of the Retexcat project at the recently held Catalonia Circular Congress.

The Catalan Fashion Cluster/Modaac led one of the most attended sessions of the Congress, with a hundred attendees. The congress addressed the challenges and opportunities of the textile and fashion sector. It became a meeting place to discuss the challenges and trends of the sector, facing existing and future regulations concerning circularity.

Moderated by Modaac
The initial session was moderated by the executive director of Modacc, David García.The session adressed the importance of adapting to regulatory changes to guarantee the sustainability of the sector. Ismael Aznar, partner responsible for Environment and Climate at PwC, was one of the presenters. He reviewed the regulation and community regulations that soon applies. Montse Figueres, CEO by Sita Murt, explained how a small and medium-sized business is dealing with these imminent legal changes.

This was followed by a round table talk, moderated by journalist Marina Llansana. Here the challenges of aligning and transforming the textile value chain towards circularity were discussed – with a focus on the RETEXCAT project.
This project will from now until the end of 2025, support the industrialisation of the post-consumer recycled textile value chain. RETEXCAT involves 6 fashion brands and 10 companies from the Catalan textile industrial sector.

Finally, David García of Modacc, presented several projects aimed at transforming the textile sector towards more circular business models. Projects that either the cluster leads or participates in.

The Catalonia Circular Congress
The congress is organised by the Department of Climate Action, Food and Rural Agenda of the Generalitat de Catalunya. The congress aims at offering a unique meeting and reflection space. And to create a shared strategic vision favouring initiatives and projects within circular economy in Catalonia.