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EURATEX releases 2016 Annual Report

EURATEX, a European Apparel and Textile Confederation which represents the interests of the European textile and clothing industry, has come out with 2016 Annual Report, which claims that the year was a good one for the European textile & clothing industry with a turnover of Euro 171 billion and more than Euro 4 billion of investment. EU external trade was more dynamic than in 2015, with Euro 45 billion worth of T&C exports and Euro 110 billion worth of […]

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EURATEX outlines concrete steps for sustainable garment value chain

EURATEX has welcomed the European Commission’s new working document and the efforts of the European Parliament for global sustainable garment value chains, and looks forward to supporting the achievement of concrete results in the next steps. European Commission Commissioner Mimica intervened at a Rana Plaza commemoration event and presented the working document Sustainable garment value chain through EU development action which outlines the European Union response for more sustainable textile and clothing value chain within […]

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Euratex President unveils his ambitions for EU T&C sector

The newly appointed President of Euratex, Klaus Huneke, believes that working in coherence and as a team with the entire membership along the strategic priorities, namely trade, innovation and sustainability, would bring better results for the textile and apparel industry. Sharing his ambition, Huneke said, “The textile and apparel industry needs more and better Europe to maintain its competitiveness ahead of the world competitors. It will be our task to make clear to EU policymakers […]

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EURATEX kicks-off eBIZ 4.0 to digitalize European fashion supply chain

EURATEX – the European Apparel and Textile Confederation, has launched eBIZ 4.0 to digitally integrate at least 100 European companies, notably the SMEs, from production to retail, by combining the benefits of the eBIZ digital language with RFID and NFC technologies. The goal is to bring benefits of IT tools mostly used in large fashion businesses within the actual reach of small and medium companies to improve product traceability, time to market, warehouse management and […]

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EURATEX urges European Commission to act on China trade barriers

EURATEX – the European Apparel and Textile Confederation – voice of the textile and clothing industry in Europe, has urged European Commission to “strongly act” and clarify its position on investigating anti-subsidy proceedings against China and on tackling barriers to trade in the country. The association reiterated that China does not meet the five criteria required to qualify as a market economy. The association highlighted that the European Commission’s proposal to change the AD-AS legislation and introducing the concept of “significant […]

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Euratex’s new President assumes charge

Klaus Huneke, who holds an extensive international experience in the textile industry, has assumed charge as new President of Euratex (The European Apparel and Textile Organisation) for a two-year term. He succeeded Sege Piolat, who headed the organization during the last two years. “Serge Piolat achieved impressive results in strengthening the voice of the European textile and clothing industry. To further enhance our industry, my intention is to focus on few strategic priorities such as […]

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TexClubTec launches project to boost fashion apprenticeships in EU

TexClubTec, Italy-based association which aims for development and promotion of technical textiles and innovation, along with eight project partners, recently hosted the launch of the newly ERASMUS+ KA3 project TEXAPP at its premises in Milan, Italy. The project titled ‘Integrated Strategy Initiative for Strengthening the supply of APPrenticeships in TEXtile sector’, coordinated by EURATEX, addresses the issue of apprenticeships delivery in the fashion sector dominated by SME’s and micro enterprises. The objective of TEXAPP is to […]

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5th Euratex Convention to focus on ‘Creative industries – an asset for Europe’

European Apparel and Textile Confederation (Euratex) is hosting its 5th Convention, with the theme ‘Creative industries – an asset for Europe’, to be held on 24th November 2016 in Lyon, France. Co-organized with Union Française des Industries Mode & Habillement (UFIMH), Union des Industries Textiles (UIT), Mode-Habillement Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and UNITEX, the convention will be devoted to the role of creativity as an essential competitive asset for the European textile and clothing industry. Also Read – Euratex holds talk on […]

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India’s textiles business to double in five years

Held in Mumbai, the 32nd International Apparel Federation’s World Fashion Convention witnessed many thought-provoking sessions as stalwarts of Indian apparel and textile industry and many international experts discussed on issues like sourcing, growth, branding, and denim, online/offline. It was good to see that Indian apparel industry is enthusiastic as well as ready to solve its challenges. Overseas speakers’ positive attitude towards Indian apparel sector was noticed at the event. Experts, however, have forecast India’s business […]

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EU, Japan pushing for EPA/FTA

Euratex, the European Textile and Apparel Confederation along with Japanese Textile Federation (JTF), both representing textile and clothing industry of the EU and Japan, have released a joint statement strongly urging the parties involved in Economic Partnership Agreement/Free Trade Agreement (EPA/FTA) negotiations to seal the deal at earliest. The statement further stated that the textile and clothing industry is growing worldwide and operating in a very competitive environment, and the EU and Japan are still […]

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Euratex holds talk on ‘Energy Efficiency for Sustainable Production’ at Première Vision ’16

Euratex (The European Apparel and Textile Confederation), The Marzotto Group, an Italian textile manufacturer, and ENEA, an Italian Government-sponsored R&D agency together had a discussion on energy efficiency for sustainable production at Smart Talk Session, jointly organized by PV (Première Vision) and Euratex, in the framework of the Save Energy in Textile SMEs (SET) project, at the recently concluded Première Vision Paris, the leading event for fashion world professionals. The SET project is being launched to […]

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China’s share in EU imports declines

As per the EURATEX Report, China’s share in the European Union imports has decreased over the years. In 2010, its market share of EU textiles and clothing imports stood at 40.8 per cent, which plunged to 35 per cent in 2015. Besides, Mediterranean countries, which have long enjoyed the advantage of their proximity to the EU-28, have experienced the same scenario as China. Its share has contracted from more than 20 per cent in 2009 […]

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EU notes surge in womenswear exports

EURATEX – the European Apparel and Textile Confederation, has revealed the textile and apparel sector’s performance report for the year 2015. In the period under review, womenswear imports climbed to Euro 29 billion, amounting 36 per cent of all clothing imports, marking a surge of 11.3 per cent. Menswear imports in 2015 zoomed to Euro 20 billion, a clear 25 per cent component of all clothing imports. The segment noted 10.7 per cent gain in […]

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EURATEX hosts ‘Best in Partnerships’ Conference

EURATEX – the European Apparel and Textile Confederation – voice of the textile and clothing industry in Europe, hosted a conference ‘Best in Partnerships’ to boost European manufacturing. Topics that were addressed at the conference include Circular Economy, Creative Industries, Education and Skills, and International Trade. The European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs Elżbieta Bieńkowska said that textile and fashion industry is a strategic sector in the EU and it is really […]

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RegioTex to boost competitiveness in Europe’s T&C sector

Recently concluded RegioTex, which witnessed 100 participants from 23 regions across 19 EU countries at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels, is expected to boost competitiveness in Europe’s textile and clothing sector through regional smart specialisation strategies and a better connection of regional innovation clusters, the press release from EURATEX mentions. The event, co-organized by the European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing (Textile ETP) and EURATEX – the European Apparel […]

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