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Launch of the ART CHERIE project to exploit the fashion Cultural Heritage for the improvement of EU fashion designers

On December 15th, 2016, five project partners will be hosted by EURATEX in Brussels, Belgium, to launch the newly ERASMUS+ KA2 project ART CHERIE (Achieving and Retrieving Creativity through European Fashion Cultural Heritage Inspiration).

The project, coordinated by EURATEX, addresses the issue of apprenticeships delivery in the fashion sector dominated by SME’s and micro enterprises. The objective of ART CHERIE project is to contribute to: the protection and exploitation of the fashion Cultural Heritage; organize and structure it in vocational training courses for the improvement of EU...Read more



EURATEX, the European Apparel and Textile Confederation, held its 5th Convention on 25 November in Lyon in conjunction with the “Marché des Soies”. This year event was organized together with EURATEX’ French members’ federations: the Union des Industries Textiles (UIT) and Union Française des industries de Mode et Habillement (UFIMH). The Convention was dedicated to the role of Europe in servicing creative industries in presence of more than 110 participants who came to listen at 4 round tables providing ideas and visions on how the Textile and Clothing creative industries are tackling the...Read more


Launch of the TEXAPP project to strengthen the supply of apprenticeships in the fashion sector

On December 5th 2016, the eight project partners will be hosted by TexClubTec in its premises in Milan, Italy, to launch the newly ERASMUS+ KA3 project TEXAPP (Integrated strategy Initiative for Strengthening the supply of APPrenticeships in TEXtile sector).

The project, coordinated by EURATEX, addresses the issue of apprenticeships delivery in the fashion sector dominated by SME’s and micro enterprises. The objective of TEXAPP is to foster and strengthen the supply of apprenticeships for SME’s and micro enterprises active in the sector through the close cooperation between Euratex (as the...Read more


European and Japanese textiles industries hand in hand for the conclusion of the EU-JAPAN FTA

The Textile & Clothing (T&C) industry is a growing industry on worldwide basis. Operating in a very competitive environment, the EU and Japan are still taking leading roles in developing high technology and quality of fibres and fabrics as well as in creating high value added apparels and fashion.  

Both the EU and Japan are key export markets for their respective T&C Industry. In the case of the EU industry, Japan is the 7th T&C export market reaching almost 1.9 bill.€. For the Japanese industry, the EU is the 3rd export market reaching almost 0.7 bill.€......

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On Thursday 15th September Euratex, the Marzotto Group and ENEA met to talk on energy efficiency for sustainable productions in the Smart Creation square of Première Vision (PV) Paris, the leading event for world fashion professionals.

The smart talk session was organized in collaboration between PV and Euratex in the framework of the SET project. It rolled out in a dynamic format with questions and shorts answers moderated by the expertise of C.L.A.S.S., Milan.....

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China's share in EU imports declined in 2015 to the benefit of South Asian countries

Erosion of China’s share in EU imports, especially in lower-end products

The leading position of China has continued to be eroded by the increasingly vigorous entry of the other production zones. Whereas in 2010, its market share of EU textiles and clothing imports stood at 40.8%, this had fallen to 35% by 2015. The tendency for China seemed to be more and more textile exports whose production was facilitated by more sophisticated and productive machinery, at the expense of garments which are much more labour intensive.

The Mediterranean countries, which have long enjoyed the advantage of...Read more



In 2015, the best EU exporters’ performances were achieved in the market of technical textiles and womenswear 

Exports of man-made fibres outside of the EU have regained their rate of growth these past years and rose by +4.5% in value during 2015. There were some changes in the ranking of the EU-28’s main customers, although the USA remained the EU leading customer. Despite the downward trend in the production volume of thread and yarn, in 2015, the volume of exports outside the EU was unchanged. The value increment noticed (+4.8%) stemmed above all from the price of the raw material...Read more


The UK's EU Referendum

On 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom hold a referendum of its membership in the European Union. Unfortunately, the majority of voting UK citizens expressed their will to leave the European Union (Brexit – British exit from the EU).


Euratex President Serge Piolat commented: ‘Euratex regrets that the United Kingdom decided to leave the European Union, however, the people’s will shall be respected. This decision brings a lot of uncertainty and we start seeing its negative impact already these days. Uncertainty will cause numerous challenges for the European manufacturers, business...Read more


Commissioner Bienkowska at EURATEX 20th Anniversary: Textiles is a Strategic Sector in Europe

On 9 June 2016, Euratex hosted its international conference ‘Best in Partnerships’ devoted to inter-sectorial partnerships to boost European manufacturing.


The European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs Elżbieta Bieńkowska addressed the audience in her key note: ‘Textile and fashion industry is a strategic sector in the EU and it is really performing well. The European Commission is undertaking a number of actions to meet three main challenges of the sector: innovation, international competition and skills shortage.’ The Commissioner underlined that...Read more


Klaus Huneke Nominated as the Next EURATEX President

On 9 June 2016, EURATEX General Assembly nominated a new President – Klaus Huneke will take the political lead of the confederation in January 2017 for a two years’ term.


Mr. Huneke who will succeed Serge Piolat, the current EURATEX President, stated: 'I really appreciate the confidence EURATEX members expressed today and I will be very delighted to become the confederation’s next President. I believe Mr. Piolat made a solid foundation for a new way EURATEX functions to better represent our industry. My intention is to continue this fruitful work directed in three strategic areas:...Read more

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