Industry unites in the fight against microplastic release from the washing of synthetic textiles
A new industry agreement for the prevention of microplastic release from synthetic textiles washing was officially launched today and endorsed by the European Commission. ...
Euratex released bulletin n°4/2017
The Bulletin gives an insight into the 2016 evolution of the Textile & Clothing sector and short terms prospects, as well as the General European Economic Forecast Autumn 2017. It includes EU consolidated changes, trade estimates and basic structural data (production index, production prices, turnover, investments, household consumption, retail trade and consumer prices)
2016: SUBDUED PERFORMANCES IN THE T&C INDUSTRY
Looking to international trade, the evolution was undoubtedly disappointing in 2016. According to the WTO World Trade Statistical Review 2017 the ratio of...
Joint Statement of ABIT and Euratex on the EU-MERCOSUR FTA
Euratex and ABIT, representing the Textile and Clothing industries in Europe and in Brazil, agree on the rules to be laid down in the EU-Mercosur FTA for textile and apparel products. Together, they release a Joint Statement for a successful trade deal benefiting their companies both sides of the Atlantic.
Joint Statement on the EU and Japan political agreement on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
Following the announcement made earlier this month by the European Union and Japan about the political agreement on the main elements of an Economic Partnership Agreement between those two partners, the Japan Textile Federation (JTF) and the European Apparel and Textile Confederation (EURATEX) welcomed wholeheartedly those results and urged their respective authorities to implement as soon as possible the agreement for the benefit of their companies...
EURATEX RELEASED THE BULLETIN NO. 02/2017
The report provides an in-depth analysis of the EU Textile & Clothing external trade in 2015-2016. It includes trade evolution by sector (i.e. fibres, yarns, fabrics, carpets, technical textiles, home textiles, home textiles, workwear, men & womenswear), by products and by EU main trade partners.
Good performances of EU exporters in technical textiles and menswear
Exports of technical textiles outside the EU-28 once again increased year-on-year. This sector is a pillar of textile exports outside the EU with a 38% share in 2016. This growth translated into almost...
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.
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...
eBIZ 4.0 KICKS OFF, THE NEW STEP TO DIGITALIZE THE EUROPEAN FASHION SUPPLY CHAIN
eBIZ 4.0 is launched to digitally integrate at least 100 European companies in their business network across Europe by combining the benefits of the eBIZ digital language with RFID and NFC technologies.
eBIZ 4.0 is the new step of eBIZ, the public-private initiative which since 2008 supports hundreds of companies of the European fashion value chain to digitally connect and exchange data at lower costs.....
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NEW EURATEX PRESIDENT KLAUS HUNEKE PRESENTS HIS AMBITIOUS PROGRAMME
EURATEX welcomes Mr. Klaus Huneke as its President taking the office in January 2017 for a two-year term. Mr. Huneke, succeeding Sege Piolat who headed EURATEX during the last two years, pointed out: “Serge Piolat achieved impressive results in strengthening the voice of the European textile and clothing industry. To further enhance our industry my intention is to focus on few strategic priorities such as better communication towards policymakers and stakeholders on the excellence of our innovation and sustainability, enhancing EU competitiveness and greater participation... of companies in...
Launch of the ART CHERIE project to exploit the fashion Cultural Heritage for the improvement of EU fashion designers
On December 15th, 2016, five project partners will be hosted by EURATEX in Brussels, Belgium, to launch the newly ERASMUS+ KA2 project ART CHERIE (Achieving and Retrieving Creativity through European Fashion Cultural Heritage Inspiration).
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 ART CHERIE project is to contribute to: the protection and exploitation of the fashion Cultural Heritage; organize and structure it in vocational training courses for the improvement of EU...