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, and discussed her project and the future of our industry. Can you give us a short explanation of yourself, your expertise and background?  I lead…
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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 supply chains, affecting the competitiveness of our industry. Economic data up to December 2020 reflect a dramatic contraction in demand and production of textile and…
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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 is then the most sustainable fibre and it will be available for global textile brands in 2022. Spinnova developed a process that uses no harmful…
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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 practices based on the Skills Committee contribution from our members. They all aim at improving knowledge and needs of the industry matched by education. CURRENT…
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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 to up/reskill their workforce and how they can keep competitive in such a globalised world.   Over 150 companies replied to the survey out of which 53 represented Textile…
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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 Footwear (TCLF) sectors. In his remarks, Mr Paccanelli insisted that addressing the skills challenges will be an essential condition to make a successful transition of…
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EURATEX urges the European Commission to avoid confusion between plastic materials and viscose fibers

Given the latest review of the Single Plastic Use Directive, EURATEX urges the EC to avoid confusion between plastic material and viscose.

EURATEX welcomes EP initiative on due diligence but warns about difficulties ahead

Brussels 11 March 2021 – On the 10 March, the European Parliament adopted its own-initiative legislative report on due diligence. EURATEX welcomes the general aim of the report but points out that implementation is yet to be debated and it will penalize the European industry with unintended consequences and excessive burden on SMEs. EURATEX also…
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Female employment in the TCLF Sectors

The battle for women’s rights is a long and twisted one. Many are the problems women face, from the burden of unpaid care work, to segregation of work sectors, from the alarming numbers of violent acts against women, to the lack of women in managing positions. According to the  2020 Gender Equality Index  from the…
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Gender diversity at Uhana Design

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, we celebrate women who challenge the status quo. Meet Mira Vanttaja and Hanna Virkamäki, founders and designers of Uhana Design, a Finnish clothing brand. Uhana Design was founded from the desire to make perfectly fitting, quality clothing that ‘falls on your body effortlessly’.  Hi Mira Vanttaja and Hanna…
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