The ENFSI Textile and Hair Group (ETHG) covers the fields of fibres and other textile evidence as well as human and animal hair examination.

The ETHG was founded as the “European Fibres Group” (EFG) in 1993 and joined the ENFSI  in 1995. In 2010, the EFG was merged with the “ENFSI Special Project Hairs” to form the ETHG.

Aims & Objectives

The general aims of the ETHG are:

  • Encouraging an interchange of information between practitioners in different organisations through scientific meetings and by developing a network of informal contacts within the ETHG, with other relevant ENFSI expert working groups, and with other worldwide expert working groups.
  • Promoting collaborative research covering the various types of examination conducted by members of the working group
  • To promote education and training in textile and hair evidence recovery, examination and analysis, and evidence interpretation.
  • Promoting a consistency in methodology and techniques to enable results from casework and research in different countries to be comparable.

The ultimate aim of the ETHG is to ensure that work carried out on a daily basis by its members is of the highest quality and is fit for purpose.  


You can find the EWG’s Best Practice Manuals and Guidelines here in the Documents-Section.


You can contact Jan Grunwald, chairman of the ETHG, via our contact form.

Otherwise you can send an e-mail to .