Is Energy Efficiency challenging or profitable? Solutions for the European textile & clothing industry
Companies across the whole textile and apparel value chain place sustainable production and higher resource efficiency at the centre of their growth strategy. This may explain the success of the SESEC project, whose final conference took place this week in Brussels. Coordinated by Euratex, the SESEC project supported more than 50 companies across Europe in launching energy efficiency measures. At the opening session key notes were delivered by the European Commission Unit for Energy Efficiency and the prominent Brussels based think-tank CEPS. The SESEC partners presented...
EU TEXTILE INDUSTRY FACING DIFFICULT ACCESS TO DYESTUFFS
Among the most crucial issues raised during Euratex General Assembly held on June 4th 2014, special attention was paid to the growth of dyestuffs prices. Alberto Paccanelli, President of EURATEX, stressed forcefully that “the EU high-quality weavers and finishers are facing an unwarranted and difficult crisis due to unacceptable price-hikes in the dyestuffs market, which impacts the overall competitiveness of this important link of our value chain.” He added “I solemnly call on the buyers further down the supply chain to accept to pass through prices increases to maintain the competitiveness...
EURATEX ELECTS ITS NEW PRESIDENT FOR THE YEARS 2015-2016
On June 4th 2014, during the General Assembly of the European Apparel and Textile Confederation (EURATEX) Mr Serge PIOLAT (France) was unanimously elected President of Euratex for a two year term of office for the period 2015-2016.
Mr. PIOLAT who will succeed Mr. PACCANELLI as of January 1st 2015 until end of 2016, is a 63 years old co-owner of SCHAPPE, a French Group of companies specialised in the production of technical spun yarns supplied to various industrial sectors. He was the member of EURATEX Board of Directors since 2009 and acted as Vice-President since 2011....
FREE TRADE AND INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS AS THE FACTOR OF ADVANCEMENT OF TEXTILE AND CLOTHING INDUSTRY
On 5 June 2014, more than 140 participants from the industry, research, European institutions and international organisations came to Brussels to join the international textile and clothing conference “Free Trade and International Agreements”. The 15 distinguished speakers coming from different countries and institutions made a valuable contribution to the discussion on the way textile and clothing markets have changed in the last 20 years and on the impact of the numerous Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) signed across the world.
The EURATEX President Alberto Paccanelli in its welcoming address...
Press Release - ‘Free Trade and International Agreements’ - International textile and clothing conference on 5th June 2014 in Brussels.
EURATEX, the European Apparel and Textile Confederation, is honoured to host the international textile and clothing conference ‘Free Trade and International Agreements’ on 5 June 2014 in Brussels. The conference is aimed to initiate the open debate on Free Trade and International Agreements’ influence on the world markets of the textile and clothing sector.
EURATEX initiates Energy Made-to-Measure an information campaign running until 2016 to empower over 300 companies, notably SMEs, to become more energy efficient.
In Europe the energy bill has always been a crucial element in the competitiveness of textile sector. Today companies across the whole textile & clothing value chain place more and more at the centre of their growth strategy both sustainable production and higher efficiency. This can only better suit millions of educated consumers willing to buy more sustainable products......
Press Release - Energy Made-to-Measure
EURATEX WELCOMES TODAY’S VOTE BY THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ON COUNTERFEIT GOODS IN TRANSIT AND URGES COUNCIL TO FOLLOW SUIT
EURATEX representing thousands of companies (97% SMEs) across the Textile and Apparel Industry welcomes today’s vote by the European Parliament of robust measures to fight the transit of trademark counterfeit goods in the EU as part of a wider review of the European Union trademark legislation...
EURATEX-Press Release- Transit- Trademark
EURATEX SALUTE AND AGREE ON THE EU PLAN TO BOOST THE EUROPEAN FASHION AND HIGH-END INDUSTRIES COMPETITIVENESS
EURATEX, the European Apparel and Textile Confederation, together with all the key stakeholders and sectors of the Fashion and High-end industries was present at a high-level lunch organized by Walpole, the British Luxury association, during which European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani, EU Commissioner for Enterprise and Industry, presented the Action Plan to implement the European strategy for Fashion and High-end industries by 2020.
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THE EUROPEAN TEXTILE AND CLOTHING INDUSTRY SHED POSITIVE LIGHTS TOWARDS ITS 2025 FUTURE
The 2nd Euratex Convention – the European exchange & meeting platform for the textile industry – took place on 4 and 5 November 2013 at Deutsche Bank (DB) in Berlin. Gesamtverband textil+mode hosted the event and geared the Convention towards a future-oriented subject: "European Textiles & Fashion 2025 - A new industry paradigm driven by innovation". The event co-organised with EURATEX allowed 130 participants from 16 countries to listen to 18 differently angled lectures providing ideas and visions for the future of the Textile and Clothing Industry......
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EUROPEAN TEXTILE AND CLOTHING IS EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED BY THE FACT THAT PAKISTAN WILL BENEFIT FROM GSP+
During its meeting the 5th November the International Trade Committee of the European Parliament has decided to support the EU Commission proposal for a Unique Delegated Act including 10 country applications for GSP+. Euratex has strongly opposed the Commission proposal on the grounds that it did not allow an effective assessment of each country’s application. In particular Euratex pointed out that Pakistan’s application did not fulfill the necessary conditions. Talking about the results of the vote Mr. Alberto Paccanelli EURATEX President said “The European Parliament had the possibility to...
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