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EURATEX 2022 Spring Report: putting the EU Textiles Strategy in a global context

EURATEX has just released its Spring report, offering a detailed insight into trade figures for the European textile and apparel industry in 2021. The numbers are encouraging: comparing with the dramatic corona-year 2020, EU exports of textile and clothing articles increased by +10.6%, while imports dipped by -7.5%. As a result, the EU trade deficit…
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EURATEX is reaching out to the Ukrainian Textile industry

Brussels, 9 May 2022 –Today, EURATEX has launched its EU-Ukraine Textile Initiative (EUTI), which aims at facilitating cooperation between European and Ukrainian textile and apparel companies. EUTI offers a single contact point for Ukrainian companies who seek support and cooperation with EU counterparts, and vice versa. That connection will be helpful to match supply and…
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EURATEX welcomes EU’s ambition for a sustainable and competitive industry, but calls for a smart and realistic implementation.

Brussels, 30 March 2022 – Today the European Commission released its long-awaited Strategy for Sustainable Textile, with the ambition to move the sector towards the path of sustainability. EURATEX welcomes the EU ambitions to act on sustainable textiles and investments, in order to change how textiles are made, chosen and recovered. Many European companies have…
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EURATEX asks the EU to control the rise in oil and gas prices

Brussels 2 March 2022 – Notwithstanding the industry support to the sanctions in place against Russia, EURATEX highlights that companies are at risk of stopping their production if energy and gas prices continue to rise. The energy crisis that started at the end of last year has been worsening in the last week. Prices of…
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European textile industry needs to grow its role on global markets

On the occasion of the EU-Africa Business Summit, EURATEX reiterates the ambition of the European textile industry to grow its role on global markets.

High energy costs undermine crucial transformation of the textile and clothing industry

Brussels, 31 January 2022 – The current energy crisis is impacting on the competitiveness of the European textile and clothing industry. Because there are limited alternatives to the use of gas in different parts of the production process, production costs increase sharply. EURATEX asks the European Commission and Member States to urgently support the industry…
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EU-UK trade figures confirm: BREXIT has been a “lose-lose” deal for the textile industry

Brussels, 17 January 2022 – Latest trade data (January-September 2021) show a dramatic drop of imports and exports of textile goods between the EU and UK, with significant losses for companies on both sides. The situation is likely to get worse, as the full customs regime between UK and EU has entered into force on…
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Best wishes for 2022

Dear members, partners and stakeholders, At the start of this new year, I would like to present you EURATEX’ best wishes for 2022, and share some thoughts on our common future. The textiles and apparel industry is going through a rapid transformation, with increased focused on sustainability, flexible supply chains, changing consumer behaviour. The Covid19…
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Launch of the TCLF Pact for Skills : putting people at the heart of the industry’s competitiveness.

Brussels, 16 December 2021 – 118 organisations signed today the TCLF[1] Pact for Skills , an initiative promoted by the European Commission and coordinated by EURATEX. The signatories acknowledge the skills challenge in the textiles ecosystem, and commit to invest in reskilling and upskilling workers, integrating green and digital skills and improving the attractiveness of…
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Antwerp Convention shows: European Textiles and Apparel sector alive and kicking !

EURATEX 9th Convention was successfully conducted on 9 and 10 November in Antwerp, back-to-back with the 36th IAF World Fashion Convention. The event brought together, under Belgian ‘Covid Safe’ conditions, well over 250 apparel and textile industry professionals, from across Europe and beyond. Under the theme “A new paradigm for the European Textiles & Apparel…
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