Euratex Annual Report - 2017
Free and fair trade between key global trading partners.
With this call I opened our General Assembly in June 2017, which showcased the EURATEX efforts towards an EU industrial policy supporting production and export of our sustainable products.
Sustainability is a value for our society, driving choices in consumers, businesses and policy-makers, and has become the new quality for many of our companies. In addition to ensuring high quality standards, the textile and clothing entrepreneurs opt for more sustainable goods and production processes as a key factor for their...
Euratex Annual Report - 2016
As the new President of EURATEX, I do believe that our industry should focus on three
. the importance of free and fair trade between key global trading partners
. the vital role of sustainability in the European textile and clothing industry
. the need to intensify market-driven applied research to defend Europe’s position
as an innovation leader in the global marketplace
Exports outside Europe are an important engine for growth in the EU textile and clothing industry since sales in third markets represent more than 26% of the yearly total turnover. Access to third markets...
Euratex Annual Report - 2015
Textile and clothing remains one of the largest manufacturing industries in Europe. In 2015, a number of positive trends emerged in our sector. For the first time in many years, employment in the European textile and clothing industry rose as a whole and our companies hired new employees. Despite vigorous global competition, our companies managed to increase their turnover thanks to improved confidence from consumers in the EU.