Clothing Ecolabelling Proposal - Field trial
* Rapanui has proposed an Ecolabelling scheme based on the successful EU energy-rating label. It is proposed that a clothing ecolabel would sum up the overall impact (or Eco-friendliness, taking into account energy, water, toxicity, transport and ethics) of the product from A, the best, to G, the worst, so that consumers can shop quickly, with a conscience.
Each year consumers in the UK spend on average £700 on clothing, and it is estimated that hundreds of billions of clothing items are made each year. There has never been a more important time for a systematic change in the way we shop. Most experts agree that amarket end tool is needed. (RITE group, 2011)
Rapanui has proposed, and is currently field-trially an eco-label scheme modelled on the EU energy-rating label, following discussions with representatives for the European parliament.
Development work is being carried out by Rapanui with a view to handing over the draft framework fully to a parliamentary commission over the winter of 2011/12.
However, it should be noted that Rapanui's A-G clothing ecolabel proposal is not currently a scheme, policy, service or certification currently provided by an independent organisation, nor is it not recognised by government or any governmental organisation, or affiliated in any official way with current EU legislation. Instead it is intended to be a real-life demonstration by Rapanui to show and document the viability of a scheme, with the purpose to raise awareness of it's potential to improve the clothing industry.
As such the ecolabel ratings shown here should be interpreted as a rough guideline rating by Rapanui to advise the consumer of overall impact of the product, in Rapanui's opinion, compared to a base-case example - and nothing more, until further notice.
This notice is governed by and construed in accordance with English law, and any dispute relating to this notice shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
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