Action needed to ensure a successful green and digital transition of the EU Textiles Ecosystem

The European social partners of the  textiles, clothing, leather, and footwear (TCLF) industries agree joint demands to ensure that the textiles ecosystem can become more resilient, sustainable, and digital as set out in the EU textiles strategy. This involves tackling strategic dependencies, appropriate funding, incentives and support to help the European TCLF sectors decarbonise their…
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ReHubs 2022: circulating textile waste into value

EURATEX’s ReHubs initiative plans to pursue fiber-to-fiber recycling for 2.5 millions of textile waste by 2030 According ReHubs Techno Economic Master Study (TES), the textile recycling industry could generate in Europe around 15,000 direct new jobs by 2030, and increase need for nearshoring and reshoring of textile manufacturing The textile recycling industry in Europe could…
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Alberto Paccanelli re-elected as President of EURATEX

Italian textile entrepreneur, Alberto Paccanelli, has been re-elected as President of EURATEX during its General Assembly on 17 June; he will thus extend his mandate with 2 more years, until June 2024. Paccanelli is CEO of the Martinelli Ginetto Group, active in the high-end home textiles. He is also a Board member of Sistema Moda…
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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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