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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]


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...[read more]



EURATEX welcomes Mr. Serge Piolat as its President taking the office in January 2015 for a two year term. Mr. Piolat worked out an ambitious programme to be accomplished during his presidency. As an experienced entrepreneur, he believes that European trade associations should always work hand in hand with industry. Euratex has to be aware of companies’ actual needs to efficiently support policy makers in strengthening the European textile and clothing manufacturing.


Mr. Piolat, succeeding Alberto Paccanelli who headed EURATEX during the last four years, pointed out: “Alberto...[read more]


Energy efficiency in apparel industry – impact on business, SESEC report released (copy 1)

The International Energy Agency highlights how energy efficiency can capture multiple benefits for those willing to address it, both in public policy making and in private business. Resource saving, costs reduction, better environment and higher industrial productivity may be just a few of the more shining of such benefits. Many barriers, however, are also observed to limit the uptake of energy efficiency opportunities.


The “information failure” is clearly one of those barriers which prevent an option to turn into a measurable concrete result. Thanks to the support of the European...[read more]

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