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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.

In Memoriam
Massimo Marchi
Board Member of EURATEX 

Massimo Marchi, 68, died on 11 March 2024.

The President, Alberto Paccanelli, the Vice-Presidents, all Board members and EURATEX staff, remember Massimo for the great contribution he has given to EURATEX for the last decade. We all treasured his calm, determination, competences, and vision. He was an enlightened businessman who saw opportunities where others didn’t. He believed in research and innovation, becoming a frontrunner in textile circularity. His loss marks a sad day for the Italian and European textile industry.

Massimo was president and CEO of the Marchi & Fildi spinning mill, as well as president of Filidea. He was highly esteemed and well known in textile businesses and associations in Piedmont but also outside the region. He was vice-president of Sistema Moda Italia, member of the board of directors of “TexClubTec”, of the board of directors of the Cassa di Risparmio di Biella Foundation, president of the Biellese Industrial Union from 1999 to 2001, and president of the publishing company of the biweekly “Il Biellese”. He was an active member of EURATEX Board on behalf of Sistema Moda Italia.

EURATEX stands by his wife, children and whole family on this day and send their most sincere condolences.


EURATEX and industriAll Europe team up to promote Social Partnerships in the European Textiles and Clothing Industry

Brussels, 23 May 2024 –Supported by the European Commission, EURATEX and industriAll Europe have launched StitchTogether: a new Europe-wide two-year project to promote social partnerships in the European textiles and[…]

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EURATEX launches another initiative to promote upskilling and reskilling in the textiles, clothing, leather and footwear industry: the “TCLF SkillBridge” project will focus on establishing regional skills partnerships

Brussels, 2 April 2024 – In the context of the EU TCLF Pact for Skills, EURATEX will work together with CEC[1] and COTANCE[2] to support the creation of regional partnerships[…]

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Sustainability and competitiveness need to go hand in hand

The European textile industry discusses the EU textile strategy to create a greener and more competitive sector within Europe . Brussels, 26 March 2024 – Under the Belgian EU presidency,[…]

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