NEW JOINT STEPS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN THE EUROPEAN TEXTILE INDUSTRY
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
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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...
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...
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...
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.
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,...
REACH - Joint Industry Views on the DU Notification for Authorised Uses - Art 66
After an authorisation has been granted for a specific substance and a specific use, holders of an authorisation as well as downstream users referred to it have to comply with some obligations.
According to Art 65 of REACH - The holders and downstream users shall include the authorisation number on the label before they place the substance or preparation containing the substance on the market for an authorised use without prejudice to Directive 67/548/EEC and Directive 1999/45/EC. This shall be done without delay once the authorisation number has been made publicly available in accordance...