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.


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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113 U.S. and EU Organisations Urge EU and U.S. to Lift Retaliatory Tariffs on Products Unrelated to Transatlantic Trade Disputes

Lifting Tariffs Will Help Both Economies Recover From the COVID-19 Pandemic In advance of the upcoming EU-U.S. summit in Brussels, the undersigned 113 organisations reiterate our call for the permanent[…]

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EURATEX calls for an effective EU Industrial strategy to counterbalance the effects of the pandemic

Brussels, 9 June 2021 – On the occasion of releasing its 2021 Spring Report, EURATEX calls the European Institutions to implement a new Industrial Strategy which will effectively support the[…]

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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.

How Schappe Techniques’ yarns ended up on Mars

Last July, Nasa’s Mars 2020 mission and the Perseverance robot kept millions of viewers around the world in suspense. Among the French know-how on board, the technical yarns of the[…]

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Herbert Parkinson partners complete new sewing machinist apprenticeship

Four employees from Herbert Parkinson textile factory in Darwen, Lancashire, are some of the first in England to complete the new Level 2 Sewing Machinist apprenticeship standard at Burnley College.[…]

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Competence and transparency to produce a completely climate-neutral yarn

Germany, 17 May 2021 – Avoiding, reducing and, if there is no other way, offsetting the emission of climate-damaging C02. With this approach, Zwickauer Kammgarn GmbH (ZKS) offers its customers[…]

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