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At the EURATEX General Assembly, international experts present the challenges and possible solutions to tackle the issue of attracting young and skilled workforce in the textile and clothing sector

Brussels, 14 June 2019 - Over 120 participants attended the annual EURATEX General Assembly in Brussels on 13 June. The event was a unique opportunity to hear testimonials from different countries and contexts, with speakers offering insights in dealing with the problem of attracting talent and encouraging skills development.  Although the industry is witnessing a period of positive evolution – since 2012 turnover has grown by 10% to € 178 billion, extra-EU exports are up by 23% and have reached 50 billion Euros for the first time, and labour productivity has grown an impressive 22% - it...[read more]


A new leadership team with an ambitious agenda

With the announcement of a new President and Director General, EURATEX prepares itself to promote and defend the European apparel and textile industry in the years to come. [read more]


EURATEX releases Bulletin 1-2019

The report analyses the 2018 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.

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The European Apparel and Textile Confederation (EURATEX) main objective is to create an environment within the European Union which is conducive to the manufacture of textile and clothing products. Textile and apparel manufacturing is an essential pillar of local economy across the EU regions. EURATEX' member federations represent in the EU some 171,000 companies with a turnover of €178 billion, employing 1.7 million workers. The European Branded Clothing Alliance (EBCA) is a coalition of European and global retail clothing brands with a strong European footprint, working together to promote...[read more]


European Textile and Clothing Sector consolidates satisfactory evolution in 2018

Technical Textiles continue their steady rise in the share of total EU textile production[read more]


The European industry and global leading fashion organisations begin the reshaping of the textile and apparel sector.

Simultaneously, a call for cooperation and new partnerships is launched from Frankfurt and Copenhagen, world’s leading meeting points for textile manufacturing and fashion.[read more]


The ART-CHERIE project addressing the topic of digitalization in the Textile and Clothing sector

Brussels, 24 April 2019 – The final conference of the Erasmus + ART-CHERIE project was hosted by EURATEX on the 24th of April during the European Technology Platform (ETP) conference entitled “Circular, bio-based, digital – the keys to Europe’s textile future”.


The event was held to showcase the results of the project, as well as the views of those involved, creating an opportunity to establish a dialogue that may prolong after the end of the project.


Achieving and Retrieving Creativity through European fashion Cultural Heritage Inspiration - known as the ART-CHERIE project -...[read more]

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