EURATEX welcomes EU’s ambition for a sustainable and competitive industry, but calls for a smart and realistic implementation
On 30 March 2022 the European Commission released its long-awaited Strategy for Sustainable Textile, with the ambition to move the sector towards the path of sustainability. EURATEX welcomed 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 already chosen this path, therefore the strategy should support them in this process, especially considering today’s energy crisis.
The German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf (DITF) have signed an agreement with Saint-Gobain Ceramics (France) on cooperation and joint development in the field of metal oxide ceramic fibers.
On the occasion of releasing its Quarterly Economic Update, EURATEX is concerned that the Covid19 crisis may soon be followed by disruptions in the textiles and clothing global supply chains, affecting the competitiveness of the industry.
A significant milestone is reached in testing for genetically modified (GMO) cotton - fourteen laboratories from China, Germany, India, the Netherlands, and Portugal have successfully passed the proficiency test. An overview of the laboratories that can currently conduct GMO testing as per the ISO IWA 32:2019 method has now been jointly published by GOTS, OCA and Textile Exchange, which constitutes an important milestone on the journey towards the widespread use of this standardized protocol.
The ELIIT project will provide direct financial support for 25 partnerships between SMEs and technology providers/owners to enhance competitiveness, integrate technologies in SMEs, foster new, innovative or high-added value products, processes or services developed in collaboration. Deadline for application: 14 April 2021, 17.00 CET.
A complete recovery in Clothing and Textile sectors is still uncertain, despite some positive signals
Data of the third quarter of 2020 show a partial recovery compared to the second quarter. Nevertheless, production is still negative, and signs of a full recovery are yet to be seen. EURATEX is calling the EU for an active engagement in crucial area like circular economy, digitisation and level playing field.
AEI Téxtils started two new projects to benefit the advanced textiles’ sector: GALACTICA AND TEXGLOBAL
The Catalan Technical Textiles’ Cluster AEI Téxtils started two new strategic projects for the cluster that will benefit its members, the manufacturing companies of the advanced textiles’ sector.
The first fully virtual European Cluster Conference brought together more than 900 stakeholders, policymakers, cluster managers, researchers, entrepreneurs and the public to discuss and share current and future priorities for cluster policies and developments to support sustainable industry development and interregional cooperation, and to build connections between Europe’s value chains, clusters and ecosystems. Silvia Kabaivanova, Chairman of Bulgarian Fashion Association and editor-in-chief of Be Global Fashion Network, made a speech about How clusters can strengthen the European economy in the textile sector.
The German Institutes for Textile and Fibre Research to develop reusable medical face masks of precision woven fabric
The German Institutes for Textile and Fibre Research are launching a project to develop reusable medical face masks based on high-precision air jet weaving technology. The project is initiated by weaving machine manufacturer Lindauer DORNIER.
Current hygiene regulations all over the world require restaurant operators to ensure sufficient distance between guests. Intelligent tablecloths could soon help with this often complicated seating management. In addition, with the help of sensor technology, restaurant visitors could place their orders directly into the fabric without contact with the waiter and even use play functions after the meal. The German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf (DITF) are conducting research on tablecloths that are not only smart but also feel like textiles and can be used despite having built-in sensors.
C.L.A.S.S. the global platform for sustainable materials, fibres and textiles for the fashion business is ready up for its world tour in some of the most cutting-edge venues and events truly committed to ‘weave’ a better future. The first appointment will be the Textile Exchange conference, the influential annual event organised by the eponymous certification agency and non-profit association, held in Vancouver, BC – Canada, from October 16. Ready to discover smart and cutting-edge innovations? In Vancouver, C.LA.S.S. is looking forward to shaking hands at Booth 40.
The industry looks forward to Texprocess, the leading trade fair for processing textile and flexible materials, taking place in Frankfurt from 14 to 17 May 2019. "Sales in the entire German Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies sector rose by 5.7 percent in real terms yearon-year in the months from January to October 2018," explained Elgar Straub, Managing Director of VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies, at Texprocess's international press conference in Frankfurt.
Candiani launches at Kingpins its new eco-smart denim range in partnership with ROICA™ from Asahi Kasei.
This year’s Textile Exchange’s Sustainability Conference will be held in Milan later this month. The conference offers an opportunity to connect with industry pioneers and learn about cutting edge solutions and innovations in textile and apparel sustainability. The theme of the 2018 conference is United by Action: Accelerating Sustainability in Textiles and Fashion.
"Sales in the Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies sector rose by 11.4 percent in real terms in the months from January to August 2018 compared with the previous year," explained Elgar Straub, Managing Director of VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies, at the industry meeting and general meeting of the trade association in Munich. Similarly, exports by the sector, which brings together manufacturers of sewing and garment technology, shoe and leather technology as well as laundry and dry-cleaning technology, increased by 6.2 percent in 2017 from 1.049 billion euros (2016) to 1.114 billion euros (2017). "Although times are still economically successful, many external components, such as Brexit or the trade policy of the US President, are nevertheless bringing considerable unrest to the markets," said G?nter Veit, Chairman of the VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies.
ILUNA Group with ROICA™ by Asahi Kasei Winner of the Interfeel’ Award 2018 in the Sustainability category @ Interfiliere Shanghai
In line with the powerful global trend towards smarter fashion solutions, Iluna Group launches its Embroidery Division. Specialists in lace since 1985, the new Embroidery Division offers a complete and innovative product match in line with the modern expectations of brands and retailers.
Marchi & Fildi, recognized as the leading Italian manufacturer of ECOTEC® smart cotton is widening their international reach with new partners that offer a wide range of fantastic products in exciting colors and inspiring textures. ECOTEC® is the trademark, representing high-quality 100% traceable yarns made in Italy, and a certified manufacturing process.
The new, e-commerce platform provides an opportOur new, e-commerce platform provides an opportunity for designers, fashion startups, and fashion students to source responsible smart materials. Be inspired as you explore available C.L.A.S.S. select partners’ materials. They now offer low minimums and the chance to purchase up to 50 meters max, as you source responsibly.
Stuttgart – between November 30 and December 1, one of the most important conventions for the European technical textile industry took place in Stuttgart. The Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf-International Textile Conference brought together 600 professionals from 28 countries, across four continents from the textile, textilemachinery and various user-industries. Economy and research experts reported on research results and marketable textile innovations concerning high performance fibers, fiber composites and medical textiles.
GOTS is comprised of four reputed member organisations, namely OTA (USA), IVN (Germany), Soil Association (UK) and JOCA (Japan), which contribute to the GOTS, together with further international stakeholder organizations and experts, their respective expertise in organic farming and environmentally and socially responsible textile processing.
One of the projects that caught my attention at Munich Fabric Start was the MicroFactory at Keyhouse. Coordinated by the Deutsche Institute fur Textil- und Faserforschung (German Institute for Textile and Fibre Research), MicroFactory at Keyhouse demonstrated for the first time a fully networked and integrated production chain from the design stage through to the finished product. It illustrated the possibility for a swift reaction to market needs already from the first production batch.
Starting from next September, the fashion shows in Milan will be held concurrently with the Women’s Fashion Week. This was confirmed by Ivan Scalfarotto, Deputy Secretary at the Italian Ministry for Economic Development, the Ministry that, together with ICE Agency, the Italian Trade Promotion Agency, has provided unfailing support to Milano Unica and the entire fashion supply chain.
We are going to present you the fairs that are coming during the next year. You will see the dates, the places and a brief description of the fair so you could choose which of them to visit. We will separate the fairs in two groups - Menswear Trade Fairs and Textile Trade Fairs.
'For this project I looked at textures within decaying buildings such as peeling paint, crumbling plaster, lichen and so on. I wanted a soft yet textured feel to the cloth, so hand-dyed Merino wool combined with some textured yarns in different weights was perfect for this'.
World Textile Summit gave more than 150 textile industry leaders a range of expert insights into the business issues that feed into decisions on sustainability in the textile supply chain.
Shinnaigai Textile is a Japanese textile company involved in the manufacturing, processing of yarns and fabrics, woven and jersey.
The Shinnagai Spinning system has established new standards in high-quality yarns for the production of consistent, performing fabrics. This also includes the production of high tech, sustainable ranges such as Botanicaldye by Colorball™. Those qualities and fabrics are based on Lyocell, Organic cotton and organic bamboo materials.
The Italian Textiles Trade Show is showcasing the Fall/Winter 2015-2016 textile collections and accessories with the participation of 410 exhibitors, of which 74 from other European countries.
An S number on the label of a wool fabric shows the fineness of the wool fiber (measured in micrometers) used in apparel production.
Fiber fineness is one of the factors determining the quality and performance of a wool product and it's also an important marketing device.
The S numbers may be used on products of 100 % wool and on these of at least 45 % wool.
On 12 November 2009, the Swiss Textile Federation will be presenting its
international fashion prize, the Swiss Textiles Award, for the 10th time
at the Schiffbau in
Zurich on the occasion of the Stella Contemporary Fashion Award event.
Stella Contemporary Fashion Award 2009
The Swiss Textile Federation will be presenting the Swiss Textiles Award for the 10th time on 12 November 2009 at the Schiffbau in Zurich.This is one of the world’s best endowed fashion prizes for young designers. The prize is worth 100,000 euros to the competition winner. The prize has given a career boost to former winners, many of whom now enjoy an international reputation.