EURATEX joins the European business call for swift ratification of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement
EURATEX joins 27 European business organisations in reiterating its support to the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement and calls on the European Parliament for a swift ratification process, following the signature of the agreement on 17 July 2018.
The Textile and Clothing sector accounts for almost 4% of the EU exports in goods to Japan, with nearly 1.9 billion€ in 2017, mainly garments and technical textiles. By reinforcing an already strategic collaboration between EU and Japan, the agreement opens amazing business opportunities for companies in the Textile and Clothing...
Addressing the skills challenge of the European Textile and Clothing sector
EURATEX invites experts in Brussels for the final conference of the Erasmus+ Project TEXAPP
BRUSSELS, 27 SEPTEMBER 2018 – The final conference of the Erasmus+ TEXAPP project was hosted by EURATEX on 25 September. The event, held to showcase the results of the project, was also an opportunity for insightful conversations on one of the pressing issues in the textile and clothing industry today: the lack of skilled workforce.
As one of the keynote speakers, João Santos (Deputy Head of Unit of the Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs, and Inclusion at the...
Euratex released bulletin n°2/2018
THE BULLETIN PROVIDES AN IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS OF THE EU TEXTILE AND CLOTHING EXTERNAL TRADE IN 2016-2017. IT INCLUDES TRADE EVOLUTION BY SECTOR (I.E. FIBRES, YARNS, FABRICS, CARPETS, TECHNICAL TEXTILES, HOME TEXTILES, WORKWEAR, MEN & WOMENSWEAR), BY PRODUCTS AND BY EU MAIN TRADE PARTNERS.
Increased demand for EU technical textiles and clothing articles
Exports of technical textiles outside the EU-28 once again increased. With a 39% share in 2017, the sector is a pillar of textile exports outside the EU. This growth translated into almost €10.6 bn of exports, an increase...
Euratex released bulletin n°1/2018
THE REPORT ANALYSES THE 2017 EU EXTERNAL TRADE, FOR THE TEXTILE AND CLOTHING SECTOR AS WELL AS THE MAIN EU SUPPLIERS AND CUSTOMERS, EVALUATES THE WEIGHT OF REGIONS AND SECTORS IN TOTAL EU TRADE AND INCLUDES DETAILED TABLES AND GRAPHS FOR THE 33 MAIN EU TRADE PARTNERS.
China’s share in EU imports declined further in 2017 to the benefit of South Asian countries.
The leading position of China has continued to be eroded by the increasingly vigorous entry of other production zones. Even though emerging countries are gradually taking market share away from China, it should be noted...
2018 EURATEX General Assembly: Investing in the textile and clothing factories of the future in Europe
The 2018 EURATEX General Assembly showcases the economic renaissance of the textile and clothing industry, and its visions for the future, among numerous participants in Brussels.
BRUSSELS, 8 JUNE 2018 - The topic of this year’s EURATEX General Assembly, held in Brussels on 7 June, was Investments in the Textile and Clothing factories of the future in Europe. The event attracted more than 120 attendees and offered an opportunity to gain interesting insights about a dynamic moment in which the sector is regaining a leading position in the EU industrial landscape. Indeed, over the...
First technical meeting of the Cross Industry Agreement
The first technical meeting of the Cross Industry Agreement to address the issue of microplastic from the washing of synthetic textiles was held on 25 April 2018 in Brussels.
The meeting overview is available here.
Interested parties can request a full version of the meeting report by contacting:
Dunja Drmač - Sustainability Officer - dunja.drmac(at)euratex.eu
EXTRO SKILLS - End of the Project
The project EXTRO SKILLS came to an end at 31st of March 2018 after 30 months successful implementation period. All the partners worked on developing innovative and useful training material and results for export and fashion marketing personnel of the fashion & textile industry and for VET and tertiary students in schools related to the sector.
The core deliverable of the EXTRO SKILLS project is the Training Webplatform that was set up and is freely accessible at elearning.extroskills.eu in English, Greek, Spanish, Romanian and French.
The EXTRO SKILLS platform - a Moodle based...