At the EURATEX General Assembly, international experts present the challenges and possible solutions to tackle the issue of attracting young and skilled workforce in the textile and clothing sector
Brussels, 14 June 2019 - Over 120 participants attended the annual EURATEX General Assembly in Brussels on 13 June. The event was a unique opportunity to hear testimonials from different countries and contexts, with speakers offering insights in dealing with the problem of attracting talent and encouraging skills development. Although the industry is witnessing a period of positive evolution – since 2012 turnover has grown by 10% to € 178 billion, extra-EU exports are up by 23% and have reached 50 billion Euros for the first time, and labour productivity has grown an impressive 22% - it...
A new leadership team with an ambitious agenda
With the announcement of a new President and Director General, EURATEX prepares itself to promote and defend the European apparel and textile industry in the years to come.
EURATEX releases Bulletin 1-2019
The report analyses the 2018 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.
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European Textile and Clothing Sector consolidates satisfactory evolution in 2018
Technical Textiles continue their steady rise in the share of total EU textile production
The European industry and global leading fashion organisations begin the reshaping of the textile and apparel sector.
Simultaneously, a call for cooperation and new partnerships is launched from Frankfurt and Copenhagen, world’s leading meeting points for textile manufacturing and fashion.
The ART-CHERIE project addressing the topic of digitalization in the Textile and Clothing sector
Brussels, 24 April 2019 – The final conference of the Erasmus + ART-CHERIE project was hosted by EURATEX on the 24th of April during the European Technology Platform (ETP) conference entitled “Circular, bio-based, digital – the keys to Europe’s textile future”.
The event was held to showcase the results of the project, as well as the views of those involved, creating an opportunity to establish a dialogue that may prolong after the end of the project.
Achieving and Retrieving Creativity through European fashion Cultural Heritage Inspiration - known as the ART-CHERIE project -...
EURATEX Bulletin n°4/2018 reveals impact of BREXIT on the European Textile & Clothing sector and offers a forecast for 2019
THE PUBLICATION ALSO INCLUDES EU CONSOLIDATED CHANGES, TRADE ESTIMATES, AND BASIC STRUCTURAL DATA (PRODUCTION INDEX, PRODUCTION PRICES, TURNOVER, INVESTMENTS, HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION, RETAIL TRADE AND CONSUMER PRICES)
19 DECEMBER 2018 - The very positive 2017 EU economic evolution, benefiting the upstream part of the value chain with a robust growth of textiles and man-made fibres production and good export performances in the manufacturing industry, materialized into a strong turnover evolution during 2017. Though the global economy continues to perform well overall, the outlook in 2018...
2018 EURATEX Convention in Valencia
The pivotal role of regional cooperation for the long-term growth of the European textile and clothing sector: EURATEX brings together entrepreneurs and local authorities for its annual Convention.
The 7th EURATEX Convention, organized in Ontynient (Valencia, Spain) by the Consejo Intertextil Español (CIE), gathered over 200 participants from the textile and apparel sector, as well as prominent figures from regional and national representations. Hosted for the first time in Spain, the event was an opportunity to exchange views and present approaches for regional collaboration, to...
Addressing the skills challenge of the European Textile and Clothing sector
EURATEX invites experts in Brussels for the final conference of the Erasmus+ Project TEXAPP
BRUSSELS, 27 SEPTEMBER 2018 – The final conference of the Erasmus+ TEXAPP project was hosted by EURATEX on 25 September. The event, held to showcase the results of the project, was also an opportunity for insightful conversations on one of the pressing issues in the textile and clothing industry today: the lack of skilled workforce.
As one of the keynote speakers, João Santos (Deputy Head of Unit of the Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs, and Inclusion at the...
Euratex released bulletin n°2/2018
THE BULLETIN PROVIDES AN IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS OF THE EU TEXTILE AND CLOTHING EXTERNAL TRADE IN 2016-2017. IT INCLUDES TRADE EVOLUTION BY SECTOR (I.E. FIBRES, YARNS, FABRICS, CARPETS, TECHNICAL TEXTILES, HOME TEXTILES, WORKWEAR, MEN & WOMENSWEAR), BY PRODUCTS AND BY EU MAIN TRADE PARTNERS.
Increased demand for EU technical textiles and clothing articles
Exports of technical textiles outside the EU-28 once again increased. With a 39% share in 2017, the sector is a pillar of textile exports outside the EU. This growth translated into almost €10.6 bn of exports, an increase...