European industry trade and supply chain need to respond to Covid-19

EURATEX and other 10 European Associations signed a letter to the to the Trade and Health attachés of the Permanent Representations and to the European Commission ahead of the Trade Council Meeting of 16 April 2020.   The European industry is working around the clock to increase capacity and ensure supply of critical medicines and…
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COVID-19 outbreak may cause a 50% drop in sales and production for the European textile and clothing sector

Brussels, 2 April 2020 – Recent Eurostat data show that the European textile and clothing manufacturing went through a difficult year in 2019, despite good retail sales and export performances. This trend will worsen in 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak. An ongoing EURATEX poll with its members shows that 80% of companies are already…
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EURATEX is contributing to a coordinated response to the COVID19 pandemic

As the impact of the corona crisis is growing, EURATEX calls for a stronger coordination and cooperation among the EU and its member states, and clear communication on the required safety measures. European textile companies are contributing to face the crisis. Textile and apparel businesses around Europe are facing hard times, as nearly every other…
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EU Circular Economy Action Plan: EURATEX stands ready with concrete and realistic proposals to move it forward.”

Brussels, 11 March 2020 – The European textiles and clothing sector cares about circularity of its products; for several years already, the industry is re-inventing itself to offer solutions that are workable and make a sustainable impact. That’s why EURATEX welcomes the new Circular Economy Action Plan, released by the European Commission today, as it…
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European Industries welcome an important industry focus from the European Commission

European Union, 11 March 2020 – Industry4Europe, a coalition of 154 sector Associations representing the diversity of the EU’s industrial base, is pleased to receive the publication by the European Commission of its much-awaited New Industrial Strategy for Europe. The European Commission has presented an EU Industrial Strategy that recognises industry as “central to Europe’s…
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The new EU Industrial Strategy: how do we get from principles to practice?

EURATEX welcomes the proposed new EU industrial strategy but reality checks and close monitoring of the implementation will be essential .

EURATEX demands Pan Euro Med rules of origin for the apparel and textile sector

Brussels, 25 February 2020 – EURATEX and its UK member have been working closely to deal with Brexit in the past few years. Ahead of today’s General Affairs Council, EURATEX sent a letter to Michel Barnier, European Commission’s Head of Task Force for Relations with the UK, asking to agree on a common set of…
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EP Intergroup “Competitive European industry: Long term & sustainable investment”

A letter to the European Parliament from the Alliance for a Competitive European Industry

EURATEX presents preliminary proposals for a new Circular Economy Action Plan for Textiles

Welcoming Mr. Calleja Crespo, Director General of the European Commission DG Environment at the Board of Directors meeting today, EURATEX is pleased to anticipate preliminary proposals for a new Circular Economy Action Plan for the Textile value chains to ensure sustainable resource use and tackle urgent environment, social and economic challenges.

Revitalising skills and jobs in Textile, Clothing, Leather and Footwear sectors

The Skills4Smart TCLF 2030 project coordinated by EURATEX organised its second public event of the year at the Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iaşi (Romania) on 15 November 2019.