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European nonwovens production grows 2.5%: EDANA

According to the latest data disclosed by EDANA – Belgium-based roof organization for the European nonwovens industry, the overall production of nonwovens in Europe grew by 2.5 per cent in 2016 to reach 2,378,700 tonnes despite an uncertain economic climate. While growth in output in the European Union (EU) outperformed Greater Europe, some countries demonstrated impressive development, momentum and durability in the market. According to the data, divergent trends were also observed between the various […]

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Development Committee MEP urges EU Commission to ensure labour rights

The Development Committee Members of European Parliament (MEP) have voted for binding rules on labour and environmental standards, and human rights in the garment sector’s supply chain, using the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) guidelines for the textile industry in a report. The EU Commission should propose rules obliging all players in the textile and clothing industry supply chain to respect the labour and human rights of their workers, according to the report. Textile workers […]

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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 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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Consumer confidence index in Europe shows recovery signs: Nielsen Report

In the third quarter of the current year, European consumer confidence index is showing signs of recovery, climbing back to the level recorded in previous years. In Europe, consumer confidence improved (by around 2 points) in 26 of 34 measured markets from the second quarter. The UK’s score surged by eight points. However, the European is still lagging behind when compared with the rest of the world. In Asia-Pacific, consumer confidence scores ranged from a […]

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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 promoting silk via ‘Towards European Sericulture’

EURATEX (The European Apparel and Textile Organisation) has launched a project ‘Towards European Sericulture’ for the further betterment and development of the silk industry of Europe. Of late, it has been observed that European silk industry is seeking for opportunities to capitalize in this segment. Philippe de Montgrand, President of AIUFFASS Silk Section too emphasized that silk industry in Europe has a long tradition combined with a strong capacity to innovate. About 200 silk producing […]

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