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The third EURATEX Bulletin is out!

This third issue gathers countries’ reports of the economic situation in the Textile and Clothing Industry in 2016 with an outlook for 2017. These reports are written by Associations present in each EU-28 Member states, Africa, Argentina, Belarus, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Korea, Norway, Pakistan, Serbia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey and USA. 


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1st Call for Partnership projects opens NOW on 18th of September 2017 for the first partnership formation


Under the COSME programme, The European Commission has launched the second phase of WORTH partnership project.


Worth Partnership Project is funded by COSME programme of the European Union to support collaborations between SMEs and start-ups of designers, art & craft and creative people with peers tech companies and manufactures to create innovative and disruptive products and ideas to put them into the market.  In these  4-years  journey, we will support...[read more]


Future Directions for PPE Innovation - 4th Personal Protective Equipment Conference

Following the tradition of the three preceding editions in 2008, 2011 and 2014, the European Textile Technology Platform together with EURATEX, ESF and ETSA organises a conference to provide an outlook on major innovation trends in the Personal Protective Equipment sector in Europe. The event will take place on 22-23 November in Brussels.


Topics covered by internationally recognised experts:


·        Smart textiles and connected wearables: IoT and new consumer trends impacting the professional...[read more]


Joint Statement on the EU and Japan political agreement on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)

Following the announcement made earlier this month by the European Union and Japan about the political agreement on the main elements of an Economic Partnership Agreement between those two partners, the Japan Textile Federation (JTF) and the European Apparel and Textile Confederation (EURATEX) welcomed wholeheartedly those results and urged their respective authorities to implement as soon as possible the agreement for the benefit of their companies...  

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Second meeting of ART-CHERIE Project In Prato, Italy

On 4-5 July in Prato, the second technical meeting of European Project Art Cherie (Achieving and ReTrieving Creativity through European Fashion Cultural HERitage Inspiration) co-funded by the Erasmus Plus European Programme took place.

The aim of the project is to enhance European fashion cultural huge and impressive heritage as a source of inspiration for fashion designers.

The five project partners gathered to define and identify the items from the museum collections to be used as research and inspiration sources for the online courses for designers and professionals. The visit of the...[read more]



The report provides an in-depth analysis of the EU Textile & Clothing external trade in 2015-2016. It includes trade evolution by sector (i.e. fibres, yarns, fabrics, carpets, technical textiles, home textiles, home textiles, workwear, men & womenswear), by products and by EU main trade partners.


Good performances of EU exporters in technical textiles and menswear


Exports of technical textiles outside the EU-28 once again increased year-on-year. This sector is a pillar of textile exports outside the EU with a 38% share in 2016. This growth translated into almost...[read more]


Positive start for the European textile industry in 2017

The EU textile industry made a steady start to 2017, boosted by the economic panorama which is turning brighter.

According to the latest short-term indicators, the EU T&C industry gained some speed during the first quarter of 2017, with mixed results throughout the production chain. The upstream sector performed better than the clothing sector for which the situation remained more challenging. Positive news came also from the external sector, as T&C exports expanded at a solid pace in the first three months of the year.

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