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22.10.2015

Klaus Huneke spoke on behalf of Euratex at Tripartite Social Summit

Tripartite Social Summit focused on jobs, growth and convergence in Europe took place on 15 October in Brussels with participation of Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission. Mr Klaus Huneke, Euratex Vice-President Treasurer, spoke on behalf of the textile and clothing industry.

 

KLAUS HUNEKE’S SPEECH

As you know, the textile and clothing (TC) sector is one of the largest consumer goods sectors in the world and the EU TC industry is a leader in world markets. The EU exports to the rest of the world represent more than 30% of the world market while the EU Single...[read more]


25.09.2015

Made in Europe: Driven by businesses or policies?

Opinion article for EurActiv by Serge Piolat, EURATEX President

 

The European Commission’s call to revive the European industry in order to boost economic growth and competitiveness was affirmed by the Junker Commission’s ten priorities as ‘strengthened industrial base’. Taking an example of textiles and fashion, is the EU a good place for manufacturing?

 

Like many other European manufacturing sectors, the production of textile and clothing goods was significantly offshored to the low-cost countries in the 1990s. At the same time, many entrepreneurs took effective measures...[read more]


22.07.2015

DISASTROUS IMPACT OF COUNTERFEITING ON EU TEXTILE & CLOTHING – CALL FOR ACTIONS

A new report of the OHMI on the economic cost of IPR infringement in the clothing, footwear and accessory sector reveals that annually the industry loses more than €26 billion of revenue which leads to approximately 500.000 jobs lost.

 

For many years now, the textile and clothing industry represented by EURATEX, the European Apparel and Textile Confederation, alerts the EU institutions and the national authorities about the disastrous consequences of counterfeiting and piracy for our industry and for the whole European economy. The report of the Office for Harmonization in the...[read more]


08.07.2015

Innovation for textile recycling in France

Every company that brings clothing, household linen and footwear items to the French market, must either set its own internal collecting and recycling program accredited by the French Public Authorities or use service of Eco TLC to provide it for them. Eco TLC is the only organisation accredited by the French public authorities to comply with the European environmental standards regarding sustainable waste management. It covers clothing, household linen and footwear (TLC in French) producers, distributors or importers. This is a non-for-profit private company directed by a board of...[read more]


17.06.2015

Commissioner Bieńkowska Heads the First Forum on Fashion & High-End Industries

Participating in the high-level Forum on the fashion and high-end industries led by the Commissioner Bieńkowska, EURATEX underlined the importance of support to SMEs’ internationalisation and access to innovation funding. 

 

In December 2013, an Action Plan for fashion and high-end industries was adopted to set out concrete actions to strengthen the competiveness of the European fashion and high-end industries. The Action Plan also established a multi-stakeholder Forum aimed at monitoring the implementation of Plan’s actions and outlining the future developments. 

 

On...[read more]


29.05.2015

NEW GENERATION OF TEXTILE & FASHION ENTREPRENEURS

The round table organised by EURATEX during its General Assembly on 28 May 2015, became an exceptional opportunity to meet young entrepreneurs sharing their views on the challenges and opportunities for creating and running a manufacturing SME in Europe. Five fashion and textile start-up companies from UK, France, Belgium and Spain came to Brussels to present their ideas, new business models and innovative methods of production. 

 

The round table guests proved that there is a new generation of innovative and talented textile and fashion entrepreneurs – they have different set of...[read more]


11.05.2015

AT FRANKFURT FAIR ON SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION

On 4-7 May 2015, EURATEX joined the Techtextil/ Texprocess fair in Frankfurt to present its major initiatives, meet companies and learn about the latest developments. The sustainable use of resources is among EURATEX’ key priorities for the years to come, therefore special focus was given to the Energy Made-to-Measure (EM2M) campaign.

 

Launched in 2014 by EURATEX in collaboration with dozens of organisations across Europe, Energy Made-to-Measure campaign promotes key results of successful initiatives for energy efficiency in the sector. This aims at supporting the textile and clothing...[read more]


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