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Bio-based textile innovations

Techtextil presents many sustainable fibers - Revolutionary innovations are to be expected for the next decade on the interface between biology and technology.


This applies both to the basic materials for the synthetic materials industry and the packaging industry and for the manufacturing mechanisms in the textile industry as well. By every process which uses renewable resources and bio-technological procedures with the aim of producing materials or affecting their characteristics, the biologization of industry is moving forward. An increasing number of projects are aimed at...[read more]


European Textile Technology Platform Celebrates 10 years at its Annual Public Conference in Brussels

Brussels, 30 March 2015 - On 25-26 March 2015 the 10th annual public conference of the European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing (Textile ETP) took place in Brussels. Over 150 participants from 20 countries witnessed a very broad overview of key textile technologies which moved from research labs into industrial practice over the last 10 years or which are expected to do so over the next 10 years. It was an impressive demonstration of how innovative, high-tech and diversified the EU textile and clothing sector has become.

Alluding to these developments in his...[read more]


31st edition of the IAF World Fashion Convention to be hosted in Istanbul, Turkey.

The International Apparel Federation is heading to Istanbul this year to host the 31st IAF World Fashion Convention. With organizing partner TGSD, with support of IHKIB, this year’s World Fashion Convention will be hosted alongside the 8th Istanbul Fashion Conference on 14-15 October 2015, simultaneously with the Istanbul Fashion Week.

President Rahul Mehta recently visited Istanbul to meet with President Hikmet Tanriverdi of the Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporters Association (IHKIB) and President Şeref Fayat of the Turkish Clothing Manufacturers' Association (TGSD)....

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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]

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