Addressing the skills challenge of the European Textile and Clothing sector
EURATEX invites experts in Brussels for the final conference of the Erasmus+ Project TEXAPP
BRUSSELS, 27 SEPTEMBER 2018 – The final conference of the Erasmus+ TEXAPP project was hosted by EURATEX on 25 September. The event, held to showcase the results of the project, was also an opportunity for insightful conversations on one of the pressing issues in the textile and clothing industry today: the lack of skilled workforce.
As one of the keynote speakers, João Santos (Deputy Head of Unit of the Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs, and Inclusion at the...
Euratex released bulletin n°2/2018
THE BULLETIN PROVIDES AN IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS OF THE EU TEXTILE AND CLOTHING EXTERNAL TRADE IN 2016-2017. IT INCLUDES TRADE EVOLUTION BY SECTOR (I.E. FIBRES, YARNS, FABRICS, CARPETS, TECHNICAL TEXTILES, HOME TEXTILES, WORKWEAR, MEN & WOMENSWEAR), BY PRODUCTS AND BY EU MAIN TRADE PARTNERS.
Increased demand for EU technical textiles and clothing articles
Exports of technical textiles outside the EU-28 once again increased. With a 39% share in 2017, the sector is a pillar of textile exports outside the EU. This growth translated into almost €10.6 bn of exports, an increase...
Euratex released bulletin n°1/2018
THE REPORT ANALYSES THE 2017 EU EXTERNAL TRADE, FOR THE TEXTILE AND CLOTHING SECTOR AS WELL AS THE MAIN EU SUPPLIERS AND CUSTOMERS, EVALUATES THE WEIGHT OF REGIONS AND SECTORS IN TOTAL EU TRADE AND INCLUDES DETAILED TABLES AND GRAPHS FOR THE 33 MAIN EU TRADE PARTNERS.
China’s share in EU imports declined further in 2017 to the benefit of South Asian countries.
The leading position of China has continued to be eroded by the increasingly vigorous entry of other production zones. Even though emerging countries are gradually taking market share away from China, it should be noted...
2018 EURATEX General Assembly: Investing in the textile and clothing factories of the future in Europe
The 2018 EURATEX General Assembly showcases the economic renaissance of the textile and clothing industry, and its visions for the future, among numerous participants in Brussels.
BRUSSELS, 8 JUNE 2018 - The topic of this year’s EURATEX General Assembly, held in Brussels on 7 June, was Investments in the Textile and Clothing factories of the future in Europe. The event attracted more than 120 attendees and offered an opportunity to gain interesting insights about a dynamic moment in which the sector is regaining a leading position in the EU industrial landscape. Indeed, over the...
EXTRO SKILLS - End of the Project
The project EXTRO SKILLS came to an end at 31st of March 2018 after 30 months successful implementation period. All the partners worked on developing innovative and useful training material and results for export and fashion marketing personnel of the fashion & textile industry and for VET and tertiary students in schools related to the sector.
The core deliverable of the EXTRO SKILLS project is the Training Webplatform that was set up and is freely accessible at elearning.extroskills.eu in English, Greek, Spanish, Romanian and French.
The EXTRO SKILLS platform - a Moodle based...
EURATEX – NEW STRATEGIC COURSE AND LEADERSHIP TEAM
EURATEX is pleased to announce the launch of a new strategic course to strengthen the voice of the European textile and apparel industry with the European policy institutions in Brussels as well as governmental bodies and partner organisations around the globe.
Over the last 10 years the EU Textile & Clothing industry, representing an annual turnover of over € 171 billion, some 178,000 companies and 1.7 million workers, has been able to modernise and reinvent itself into a forward-looking, innovative and export-oriented sector...
Industry unites in the fight against microplastic release from the washing of synthetic textiles
A new industry agreement for the prevention of microplastic release from synthetic textiles washing was officially launched today and endorsed by the European Commission. ...
Euratex released bulletin n°4/2017
The Bulletin gives an insight into the 2016 evolution of the Textile & Clothing sector and short terms prospects, as well as the General European Economic Forecast Autumn 2017. It includes EU consolidated changes, trade estimates and basic structural data (production index, production prices, turnover, investments, household consumption, retail trade and consumer prices)
2016: SUBDUED PERFORMANCES IN THE T&C INDUSTRY
Looking to international trade, the evolution was undoubtedly disappointing in 2016. According to the WTO World Trade Statistical Review 2017 the ratio of...
Joint Statement of ABIT and Euratex on the EU-MERCOSUR FTA
Euratex and ABIT, representing the Textile and Clothing industries in Europe and in Brazil, agree on the rules to be laid down in the EU-Mercosur FTA for textile and apparel products. Together, they release a Joint Statement for a successful trade deal benefiting their companies both sides of the Atlantic.
Joint Statement on the EU and Japan political agreement on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
Following the announcement made earlier this month by the European Union and Japan about the political agreement on the main elements of an Economic Partnership Agreement between those two partners, the Japan Textile Federation (JTF) and the European Apparel and Textile Confederation (EURATEX) welcomed wholeheartedly those results and urged their respective authorities to implement as soon as possible the agreement for the benefit of their companies...