Working together with EU institutions and other European and international stakeholders, EURATEX focuses on clear priorities: an ambitious industrial policy, effective research, innovation and skills development, free and fair trade, and sustainable supply chains.

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EURATEX seeks at ensuring improved access to world markets for Textile and Clothing companies, as well as a cost-effective European regulatory framework allowing SMEs to maintain competitive advantage and a sound industrial base in Europe.


EURATEX works proactively with EU institutions and policy makers to support innovation, and promotes a range of initiatives to address the increasing challenge of attracting and retaining qualified human resources for the EU textile and clothing industry.


True sustainability comes with great efforts, costs, investments in knowledge, research and innovation, and collaboration along the whole value chain. EURATEX works with its Members on Sustainable Businesses in chemicals policy, circular economy, sustainable supply chains and industrial emissions.


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Commission guidelines correctly do not consider viscose as plastic material

Brussels, 13 July 2021 – EURATEX welcomes the decision of the European Commission not to include viscose fibers in the guidelines implementing the Single Use Plastic directive. EURATEX welcomes the[…]

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Joint Business Statement

EU-MERCOSUR ASSOCIATION AGREEMENT Brussels, 28 June 2021 – A coalition of 14 European business associations, representing different European sectors calls for the swift ratification of the EU-Mercosur association agreement. With[…]

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EURATEX Statement on the occasion of the EU-US Summit of 15 June 2021

Brussels, 15 June 2021 – The European textile and apparel industry welcomes the organisation of today’s EU-US Summit in Brussels, and hopes our political leaders will launch a new era[…]

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Meet the companies that made and are making history. Whether it’s innovation, sustainability, diversity or quality, these stories contribute to the success of the industry and set us on the right path to success.

TINTEX TEXTILES: A specialist of responsible fabrics

TINTEX Textile is a world-leading manufacturer of knit fabrics and expert in dyeing, finishing, and coating processes. The company was founded in 1998 with the aim of pushing the boundaries[…]

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Pepper Valley creates E-textile solutions

Pepper Vally® is a Hellenic innovative company that creates e-textile solutions that revolutionalise sports and healthcare sectors MSc Aliki Goritsa and BSc Spiros Fragos are the two textile engineers that[…]

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Rester Ltd. Creates a New Life for Textile Fibres

Finland, 7 July 2021 – Rester Ltd. is a Finnish recycling company with vast experience in industrial scale recycling solutions and closed-loop business models for textile waste streams.   In the summer of[…]

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