2023 CIRFS Position Cellulose Generic Fibre Name

The new EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles has prompted the EU Commission to propose changes to the EU Textile Labelling Regulation that also affects manmade fibres, in particular cellulosic fibres.

CIRFS advocates for the recognition of “Cellulose” as a broad generic descriptor for all related manmade fibres, akin to the usage of "Rayon" in the United States. At the same time a transition period of using the current generics should be considered.

CIRFS Position can be found here