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27.04.2017

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...Read more


16.01.2017

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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13.01.2017

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...Read more


15.12.2016

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...Read more


06.12.2016

THE 5TH EURATEX CONVENTION DEVOTED TO “EUROPE AT THE SERVICE OF THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES” WAS A GREAT SUCCESS

EURATEX, the European Apparel and Textile Confederation, held its 5th Convention on 25 November in Lyon in conjunction with the “Marché des Soies”. This year event was organized together with EURATEX’ French members’ federations: the Union des Industries Textiles (UIT) and Union Française des industries de Mode et Habillement (UFIMH). The Convention was dedicated to the role of Europe in servicing creative industries in presence of more than 110 participants who came to listen at 4 round tables providing ideas and visions on how the Textile and Clothing creative industries are tackling the...Read more


05.12.2016

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


21.09.2016

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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20.09.2016

SMART TALKING ON ENERGY, IN FASHION

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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12.07.2016

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


29.06.2016

EU TRADE SURGE IN TECHNICAL TEXTILES AND CLOTHING GOODS

In 2015, the best EU exporters’ performances were achieved in the market of technical textiles and womenswear 

Exports of man-made fibres outside of the EU have regained their rate of growth these past years and rose by +4.5% in value during 2015. There were some changes in the ranking of the EU-28’s main customers, although the USA remained the EU leading customer. Despite the downward trend in the production volume of thread and yarn, in 2015, the volume of exports outside the EU was unchanged. The value increment noticed (+4.8%) stemmed above all from the price of the raw material...Read more


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