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European and Japanese textiles industries hand in hand for the conclusion of the EU-JAPAN FTA

The Textile & Clothing (T&C) industry is a growing industry on worldwide basis. Operating in a very competitive environment, the EU and Japan are still taking leading roles in developing high technology and quality of fibres and fabrics as well as in creating high value added apparels and fashion.  

Both the EU and Japan are key export markets for their respective T&C Industry. In the case of the EU industry, Japan is the 7th T&C export market reaching almost 1.9 bill.€. For the Japanese industry, the EU is the 3rd export market reaching almost 0.7 bill.€......

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On Thursday 15th September Euratex, the Marzotto Group and ENEA met to talk on energy efficiency for sustainable productions in the Smart Creation square of Première Vision (PV) Paris, the leading event for world fashion professionals.

The smart talk session was organized in collaboration between PV and Euratex in the framework of the SET project. It rolled out in a dynamic format with questions and shorts answers moderated by the expertise of C.L.A.S.S., Milan.....

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Launch of the new European Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda for Textiles at EU High-Tech Textiles Conference on 12-13 October in Brussels

European Textiles Going Digital - Going High-Tech


International conference to launch the new Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda for the European Textile and Clothing Sector and to showcase the high-tech materials, advanced production technologies, new business models and growth markets for the textile industry of the future


In its transition towards a 4th Industrial Revolution the European Textile and Clothing industry rapidly adopts advanced digitised manufacturing processes and technologies, uses smart materials and explores new high value added...[read more]


China's share in EU imports declined in 2015 to the benefit of South Asian countries

Erosion of China’s share in EU imports, especially in lower-end products

The leading position of China has continued to be eroded by the increasingly vigorous entry of the other production zones. Whereas in 2010, its market share of EU textiles and clothing imports stood at 40.8%, this had fallen to 35% by 2015. The tendency for China seemed to be more and more textile exports whose production was facilitated by more sophisticated and productive machinery, at the expense of garments which are much more labour intensive.

The Mediterranean countries, which have long enjoyed the advantage of...[read more]



In 2015, the best EU exporters’ performances were achieved in the market of technical textiles and womenswear 

Exports of man-made fibres outside of the EU have regained their rate of growth these past years and rose by +4.5% in value during 2015. There were some changes in the ranking of the EU-28’s main customers, although the USA remained the EU leading customer. Despite the downward trend in the production volume of thread and yarn, in 2015, the volume of exports outside the EU was unchanged. The value increment noticed (+4.8%) stemmed above all from the price of the raw material...[read more]


The UK's EU Referendum

On 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom hold a referendum of its membership in the European Union. Unfortunately, the majority of voting UK citizens expressed their will to leave the European Union (Brexit – British exit from the EU).


Euratex President Serge Piolat commented: ‘Euratex regrets that the United Kingdom decided to leave the European Union, however, the people’s will shall be respected. This decision brings a lot of uncertainty and we start seeing its negative impact already these days. Uncertainty will cause numerous challenges for the European manufacturers, business...[read more]


Commissioner Bienkowska at EURATEX 20th Anniversary: Textiles is a Strategic Sector in Europe

On 9 June 2016, Euratex hosted its international conference ‘Best in Partnerships’ devoted to inter-sectorial partnerships to boost European manufacturing.


The European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs Elżbieta Bieńkowska addressed the audience in her key note: ‘Textile and fashion industry is a strategic sector in the EU and it is really performing well. The European Commission is undertaking a number of actions to meet three main challenges of the sector: innovation, international competition and skills shortage.’ The Commissioner underlined that...[read more]

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