200 experts from the personal protective clothing and equipment sector gather for the 3rd PPE Lead Market Conference in Brussels
Brussels, 20 November 2014: The 3rd European Lead Market conference on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) took place on 18-19 November in Brussels. It provided a broad range of information on major aspects driving innovation in the PPE sector in Europe, from evolving workplace health and safety policies, to regulation and standardisation, emerging technologies and market trends and the evolving needs of buyers, public procurers and end-users in the European and global markets. The conference continued the traditions of the two preceding editions in 2008 and 2011, featuring interesting...
3rd EURATEX CONVENTION: OUTLOOK 2015 FASHION AND TEXTILES IN EUROPE
With the support of the Belgian textile and fashion associations Fedustria and Creamoda, EURATEX Convention attracted about 120 participants representing industry, associations, local agencies and academics. This annual high-level meeting brought together European experts to exchange views on the future of clothing and textiles in Europe.
Presentations - KBC - IFM - HOGent
Is Energy Efficiency challenging or profitable? Solutions for the European textile & clothing industry
Companies across the whole textile and apparel value chain place sustainable production and higher resource efficiency at the centre of their growth strategy. This may explain the success of the SESEC project, whose final conference took place this week in Brussels. Coordinated by Euratex, the SESEC project supported more than 50 companies across Europe in launching energy efficiency measures. At the opening session key notes were delivered by the European Commission Unit for Energy Efficiency and the prominent Brussels based think-tank CEPS. The SESEC partners presented...
EU TEXTILE INDUSTRY FACING DIFFICULT ACCESS TO DYESTUFFS
Among the most crucial issues raised during Euratex General Assembly held on June 4th 2014, special attention was paid to the growth of dyestuffs prices. Alberto Paccanelli, President of EURATEX, stressed forcefully that “the EU high-quality weavers and finishers are facing an unwarranted and difficult crisis due to unacceptable price-hikes in the dyestuffs market, which impacts the overall competitiveness of this important link of our value chain.” He added “I solemnly call on the buyers further down the supply chain to accept to pass through prices increases to maintain the competitiveness...
EURATEX ELECTS ITS NEW PRESIDENT FOR THE YEARS 2015-2016
On June 4th 2014, during the General Assembly of the European Apparel and Textile Confederation (EURATEX) Mr Serge PIOLAT (France) was unanimously elected President of Euratex for a two year term of office for the period 2015-2016.
Mr. PIOLAT who will succeed Mr. PACCANELLI as of January 1st 2015 until end of 2016, is a 63 years old co-owner of SCHAPPE, a French Group of companies specialised in the production of technical spun yarns supplied to various industrial sectors. He was the member of EURATEX Board of Directors since 2009 and acted as Vice-President since 2011....
FREE TRADE AND INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS AS THE FACTOR OF ADVANCEMENT OF TEXTILE AND CLOTHING INDUSTRY
On 5 June 2014, more than 140 participants from the industry, research, European institutions and international organisations came to Brussels to join the international textile and clothing conference “Free Trade and International Agreements”. The 15 distinguished speakers coming from different countries and institutions made a valuable contribution to the discussion on the way textile and clothing markets have changed in the last 20 years and on the impact of the numerous Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) signed across the world.
The EURATEX President Alberto Paccanelli in its welcoming address...
Press Release - ‘Free Trade and International Agreements’ - International textile and clothing conference on 5th June 2014 in Brussels.
EURATEX, the European Apparel and Textile Confederation, is honoured to host the international textile and clothing conference ‘Free Trade and International Agreements’ on 5 June 2014 in Brussels. The conference is aimed to initiate the open debate on Free Trade and International Agreements’ influence on the world markets of the textile and clothing sector.
EURATEX initiates Energy Made-to-Measure an information campaign running until 2016 to empower over 300 companies, notably SMEs, to become more energy efficient.
In Europe the energy bill has always been a crucial element in the competitiveness of textile sector. Today companies across the whole textile & clothing value chain place more and more at the centre of their growth strategy both sustainable production and higher efficiency. This can only better suit millions of educated consumers willing to buy more sustainable products......
Press Release - Energy Made-to-Measure
EURATEX WELCOMES TODAY’S VOTE BY THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ON COUNTERFEIT GOODS IN TRANSIT AND URGES COUNCIL TO FOLLOW SUIT
EURATEX representing thousands of companies (97% SMEs) across the Textile and Apparel Industry welcomes today’s vote by the European Parliament of robust measures to fight the transit of trademark counterfeit goods in the EU as part of a wider review of the European Union trademark legislation...
EURATEX-Press Release- Transit- Trademark
EURATEX SALUTE AND AGREE ON THE EU PLAN TO BOOST THE EUROPEAN FASHION AND HIGH-END INDUSTRIES COMPETITIVENESS
EURATEX, the European Apparel and Textile Confederation, together with all the key stakeholders and sectors of the Fashion and High-end industries was present at a high-level lunch organized by Walpole, the British Luxury association, during which European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani, EU Commissioner for Enterprise and Industry, presented the Action Plan to implement the European strategy for Fashion and High-end industries by 2020.
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