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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...[read more]


First technical meeting of the Cross Industry Agreement

The first technical meeting of the Cross Industry Agreement to address the issue of microplastic from the washing of synthetic textiles was held on 25 April 2018 in Brussels.

The meeting overview is available here.


Interested parties can request a full version of the meeting report by contacting: 

Dunja Drmač - Sustainability Officer - dunja.drmac(at)

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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 in English, Greek, Spanish, Romanian and French.

The EXTRO SKILLS platform - a Moodle based...[read more]



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...


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A Blueprint to Revitalise Skills and Jobs in the TCLF Sectors in Europe (copy 1)

The need to anticipate and enhance adequate skills and learning methods as well as to attract and qualify workers has brought together 21 public and private stakeholders of the Textile, Clothing, Leather, and Footwear (TCLF) sectors under a strategic 4-year Erasmus+ project called “Skills4Smart TCLF”. The aim of the project is to create a robust and sustainable community of private and public actors across Europe, which will re-shape and update skills and education in these traditional and yet dynamic and innovative sectors within an EU-wide skills strategy...

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ART-CHERIE 2nd NEWSLETTER – January 2018

The second technical meeting of the ART-CHERIE project aimed to discuss the first draft outline of the e-learning units that the University of the Arts London is currently developing, and as well as the digitalisation process of the Prato Textile Museum collections. Additionally, the set-up and the development of the platform was reviewed to see how the e-learning courses will be hosted...



ART-CHERIE: New digital heritage resources to inspire fashion designers

ART-CHERIE (Achieving and Retrieving Creativity through European Fashion Cultural Heritage Inspiration) is a 30 months Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership project that is developing a vocational training course using Fashion Heritage to inspire professional fashion designers. On 18-19 January 2018, the ART-CHERIE consortium held its meeting at the University of the Arts London - London College of Fashion...


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