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PPE Regulation - Guidance document on the implementation of Article 47 on transition provisions is now available

A Guidance document on the implementation of Article 47 on transition provisions of the PPE Regulation has been published by the European Commission. You may download the document through the following link:

It is intended to prevent possible problems and distortions coming from different interpretation and practical approaches, in particular with respect to reapplying for EU type examination certificates under the Regulation that are admitted up till 2023 and allowing products certified under the Directive 89/686/EEC to be placed on the market...[read more]


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.

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The International Théophile Legrand Textile Innovation Awards - Call for application submissions 2018

The International Théophile Legrand Textile Innovation Awards was launched in 2009 in Fourmies (France - Nord) by Dominique and Christian Cambier, founders of the Théophile Legrand Foundation.


In its ninth year, The International Théophile Legrand Textile Innovation Awards are being held under the auspices of the Fondation de France and coordinated by the Union des Industries Textiles (UIT), the union of textile industries, the employers’ association representing the diversity of French textile sections and regions. This year, two prizes of € 8,000 and € 7,000 will be presented to...[read more]


4th PPE Conference - Brussels

Over 100 participants from 22 European countries covering the entire PPE value chain from fibre to end use came together in Brussels to explore the main trends that will shape the future of the PPE market in the coming years.


The three main themes covered in the event were sustainability, digitalization and smart wearables.


The impact of regulation The PPE directive has been regulating the market for PPE products in the EU since 1989. It has been updated recently and transformed into a regulation which will be directly applicable in all EU members states as of April...[read more]


Developing New Skills for the Extroversion Specializations of Fashion Industry in Europe

The EXTRO SKILLS project will design and develop an innovative and comprehensive training protocol for export personnel of fashion industries, using ICT-based learning approaches and methodologies that will offer essential transversal skills for enabling them be ready to respond to international trade and market demands and enhancing the extroversion and the competitiveness of the industry as a whole. Bringing together the different sectors of fashion industries, the training protocol will follow a comprehensive learner-centered approach.

The overall objective of EXTRO SKILLS is the design...[read more]



It will be held in Palermo this coming Thursday, October 26, next operative meeting of CreativeWear, an Interreg MED Project co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, which aims to give new life to the creative heritage, the design culture and the relevant know-how of Mediterranean T&C industry through a new attention on manifold concept of creativity....

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Newsletter - TEXAPP is a Strategic Initiative to strengthen the supply of apprenticeships in European Textile sector

Welcome to the first newsletter of the TEXAPP project!

In this newsletter, we would like to introduce the project TEXAPP - a strategic initiative to strengthen the supply of apprenticeships in European textile sector, who is involved, what has been done and what are the next steps.[read more]

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