eBIZ 4.0 project and RegioTex at “Digitisation in Fashion” matchmaking event
On 9 June, a conference on “Digitisation in fashion” was organised by the EU Watify campaign, in Bologna (Italy). The participants had also the occasion to attend to the first European match-making event between companies and research projects on innovative digital soultions for the fashion sector promoted by the European RegioTex initiative.
Lutz Walter (EURATEX) highlighted the great opportunities, but also the challenges posed by the rapid value chain transformation and traditional retail disruption brought by digitalisation. He strongly urged to embrace digital innovation...
General Assembly on Circular Economy in textile & apparel manufacturing
On Thursday 8 June 2017, about 100 delegates attended the EURATEX General Assembly conference on Circular Economy in textile & apparel manufacturing. Four committed companies and Mr Grzegorz Radziejewski from the cabinet of the Commission Vice President Katainen discussed the opportunities, but also the challenges for the sector. Drawing the conclusions, EURATEX called for collaboration to prosper and showcase art in the Circular Economy.
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POLICY BRIEF - Prospering in the circular Economy
THE CASE OF EUROPEAN TEXTILE & APPAREL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY
The need for a Circular Economy is becoming widely acknowledged across Europe and it is addressed by businesses, society and policy makers; initiatives are booming.
Reducing waste, combined with an intelligent use of resources, has the potential to solve the gap resulting from natural resource scarcity and global growing population or consumption.
EURATEX RELEASED THE BULLETIN NO. 01/2017
The report analyses the 2016 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.
eBIZ 4.0 at IT4Fashion
Fashion and digital are two words that usually attract different types of professionals but that combine very much; the IT4Fashion event has understood that equation and is boosting this new trend.
Last 19-20 April, the seventh edition took place in Florence. IT4Fashion is an industrial and scientific conference and exhibition where fashion companies, brands, practitioners, researchers, educationalists and software houses come together to discuss digital technology in our industry. Participants came from all over Europe and abroad.
The success stories presented are a way to...
CONCRETE STEPS FOR GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE GARMENT VALUE CHAINS
EURATEX welcomes the European Commission new working document and the efforts of the European Parliament for global sustainable garment value chains and looks forward to supporting the achievement of concrete results in the next steps.
Yesterday, 26th April, Commissioner Mr. Mimica intervened at a Rana Plaza commemoration event and presented the working document Sustainable garment value chain through EU development action which outlines the European Union response for more sustainable textile and clothing value chain within development policy. The Commissioner focused on intervention...
Event report - Annual ETP Conference 2017
More than 170 members of the European Textile Technology Platform and other stakeholders gathered on 30-31 March in Brussels at the 12th Textile ETP Annual Conference for an overview on on-going European collaborative research in textile and clothing and to discuss with EU policy makers the needs and opportunities for future EU support.
Textile research in Europe is extremely broad ranging from advanced fibre materials research to sustainability, digitisation and development of new applications of textiles in new high added value end markets. The 28 European projects that presented their...