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Launch of the TEXAPP project to strengthen the supply of apprenticeships in the fashion sector

On December 5th 2016, the eight project partners will be hosted by TexClubTec in its premises in Milan, Italy, to launch the newly ERASMUS+ KA3 project TEXAPP (Integrated strategy Initiative for Strengthening the supply of APPrenticeships in TEXtile sector).

The project, coordinated by EURATEX, addresses the issue of apprenticeships delivery in the fashion sector dominated by SME’s and micro enterprises. The objective of TEXAPP is to foster and strengthen the supply of apprenticeships for SME’s and micro enterprises active in the sector through the close cooperation between Euratex (as the...[read more]


Press kit in French giving an overview of Euratex actions in the fields addressed by the 5th Euratex Convention on 24th November 2016, Lyon, France

Co-organised with Union Française des Industries Mode & Habillement (UFIMH), Union des Industries Textiles (UIT) and UNITEX the 5th Euratex Convention will be devoted to the role of creativity as an essential competitive asset for the European textile and clothing industry. Speakers from French and European regional authorities, local associations, companies and experts will discuss how to:

-        encourage and protect creativity;

-        facilitate access to financing for...[read more]



CIRFS: European Man-made Fibres Association, the Brussels-based association representing the European man-made fibres industry, is glad to announce the publication of its latest statistical report on developments in the world man-made fibres industry.

The report, “Information on Man-made Fibres”, is the 52nd edition of this unique summary of all available information about this developng industry. It gathers data on :

. Production of acrylic, cellulosic, polyamide, polyester, polypropylene, wool and cotton, in the world as a whole and in all the countries for which data...[read more]


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]

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