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EDANA Launched 2014-2015 Sustainability Report.

EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries today launched its 4th edition of the Sustainability Report. This edition highlights the three pillars of sustainability for every aspect for the nonwovens and related industries.

Press release - Report [read more]



Euratex-led Energy Made-to-Measure campaign - the initiative for energy efficiency in the European textile and clothing industry - will intensify as of 2015 thanks to new collaboration with both the VDMA’s Blue Competence initiative and the Sustainable Technologies project of ACIMIT. Two separate Memorandums of Understanding have just been signed for these actions to join efforts with the campaign for the benefit of the European companies. Press Release


Also see in Italian (by ACIMIT) and in German (by VDMA)[read more]


Digital integration, energy and resource efficiency in the textile and clothing industry in the Euro-Mediterranean area

On 27-28 April 2015 in Krakow (Poland), the European Commission in cooperation with the Małopolska Krakow Region organises a Conference on Digital Communication, Energy and Resource Efficiency in Textile and Clothing Industry in the Euro-Mediterranean Area. The event is organised every year in the framework of the Euro-Mediterranean Dialogue in textile and clothing industry to exchange successful business practices, programmes and policies which this year will focus on digital integration, energy efficiency and sustainability of textile materials. The ultimate goal is to boost cooperation and...[read more]


Second TC CSR project- call for tenders

EURATEX and its EU Social partner IndustriAll agreed to coordinate in 2014 a first EU joint project financed by the EU Commission under the Social dialogue Budget line, on Corporate Social Responsibility. This project was leading to the implementation and pilot application of a useful and easy to use CSR Risk Assessment Tool, developed according to a set of internationally recognised standards on Risk management and that takes into consideration the specificities on the Textile and Clothing sector. The work was meant to strategically contribute to the required evolution in CSR implementation...[read more]


Techtextil Symposium 2015: first overview of the programme

Symposium offers orientation and information in the growth field of technical textiles

Techtextil, Leading International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens in Frankfurt am Main, is holding a comprehensive symposium programme for visitors and exhibitors concurrently with the fair from 4 to 7 May 2015.

As in the past, the 18th Techtextil Symposium will be held under the patronage of EURATEX – European Apparel and Textile Confederation.


“Top speakers will present the latest developments in the fields of products, materials and technologies and offer an inspiring overview...[read more]


Pursuing IT solutions for the Fashion Industry

The fashion industry full supply chain will massively benefit from wider and smarter use of information technologies. EURATEX joins the next edition of IT4Fashion to widen the debate on the benefits and industry needs for digital data exchange.[read more]


TTIP and benefits for SMEs

On 22 January 2015, Euratex attended a successful breakfast meeting organised by BUSINESSEUROPE in the European Parliament devoted to the benefits which SMEs will be able to gain from TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership). The current stumbling blocks of the textile and clothing industry were highlighted thanks to a French SME entrepreneur (Norbert Blanc, DMC). Members of the European Parliament and the European Commission officials learned about various barriers that SMEs encounter when exporting to the US:


- divergent requirements related to labelling,...[read more]

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