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.


2021 must be a turning point for the European Textiles and Clothing Industry

Brussels, 9 April 2021 – On the occasion of releasing its Quarterly Economic Update, EURATEX is concerned that the Covid19 crisis may soon be followed by disruptions in our global[…]

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Which skills companies need from their workforce

EURATEX, CEC and COTANCE run a survey between February and March 2021 among TCLF (Textile, Clothing, Leather and Footwear) companies to understand what are their skills’ needs, which are the most common challenges[…]

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An effective Pact for Skills should be an essential pillar of the new EU Textiles Strategy

Brussels, 17 March 2021 – EURATEX President, Alberto Paccanelli addressed European Commissioners Thierry Breton and Nicolas Schmit during a High Level Roundtable on Skills for the Textiles, Clothing, Leather and[…]

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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.

Hatch & Stitch brings you the future

Digital and clothing. Can these two words go together? Can they change the future of fashion? We met Anne-Christine Polet, the SVP of Digital Ventures at PVH Europe’s corporate start-up,[…]

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Spinnova: the most sustainable fiber available

Finland, 07 April 2021 – The Spinnova technology enables textile fibre production out of wood but also from textile waste or agricultural waste such as wheat or barley straw. Spinnova[…]

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Best practices of EU Skills Programmes in the TCLF sectors

On the occasion of the Pact For Skills Roundtable, we would like to introduce to you ongoing projects carried out by our partners throughout Europe. These are examples of best[…]

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