EU consumers to gain from cheaper, safer, better e-payments

2018/01 23 06:01

European consumers can now reap the full benefits of paying online for goods and services as the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) of the European Commission, which started applying from January 13, makes it cheaper, easier and safer to make electronic payments. OSD2 aims to modernise Europe's payment services to benefit consumers and businesses. The […]

Europe fights against microplastic release from textiles

2018/01 18 12:01

Five prominent textile and apparel bodies of Europe have struck an agreement, called the Cross-Industry Agreement, for prevention of microplastic release into the aquatic environment during the washing of synthetic clothes. With the agreement, European industry associations would work to tackle the issue that is potentially affecting billions of people worldwide. The European Textile and […]

Brussels-based Foreign Trade Association renamed amfori

2018/01 18 12:01

Brussels-based Foreign Trade Association, a global business association for open and sustainable trade, has been renamed ‘amfori’, the organisation for trade with purpose. Building on 40 years of experience and understanding of the UN agenda for sustainable development, the organisation developed a long-term Vision 2030 and evolved into amfori to support it. Keeping in view […]

Beaulieu Yarns to show yarns for carpet market at Domotex

2018/01 07 08:01

Courtesy: Beaulieu International Group Beaulieu Yarns, a supplier of high-quality synthetic polyamide and polypropylene yarns, is set to show multi-colour solutions dyed yarns for the high-end carpet tile market with boldest colour and multilevel design, at Domotex 2018 expo, the leading tradefair for floor coverings, to be held from January 12 to 15, 2018, in […]

IWTO debates wool’s counterintuitive sustainability ratings

2017/12 27 11:12

Brussels-based International Wool Textile Organisation (IWTO) recently discussed the unfair classification of wool by powerful organisations promoting petroleum-based fibres at its annual Wool Round Table in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Experts termed ranking of wool and other natural fibres below synthetic fibres in sustainability ratings counterintuitive. A big reason for the low rankings is oversimplification […]

MMF production grew by 5% annually in 10 yrs: CIRFS

2017/12 22 09:12

Man-made fibres (MMF) production grew by around 5 per cent annually in the last ten years while those of cotton and wool fell by 1.6 per cent and 1.2 per cent respectively, says the 53rd edition of ‘Information on Man-made Fibres’ published by the European Man-made Fibres Association (CIRFS). The report analyses worldwide production, trade […]

Mutoh to show digital textile printers at Heimtextil 2018

2017/12 20 05:12

Mutoh, a leader in professional sign cutting plotters and large-format full-colour piezo printers for commercial inkjet printing, sign & display, and direct-to-garment applications, will show digital textile printers at Heimtextil 2018, a leading tradefair for home and contract textiles, to be held from January 9 to 12, 2018, in Germany, in hall 6/0-C32. The company […]

EU, Japan finalise Economic Partnership Agreement

2017/12 18 16:12

Building on the political agreement reached in principle during the European Union (EU)-Japan Summit in July this year, EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Japanese foreign minister Taro Kono recently announced in Brussels the conclusion of the final discussions on the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), the biggest bilateral trade pact by the EU. The […]

Euratex, ABIT welcome negotiations for EU-Mercosur FTA

2017/12 15 03:12

Courtesy: EUBrasil European Apparel and Textile Confederation (Euratex) and the Brazilian Textile Industry (ABIT), representing the textile and clothing industries in both EU and Brazil, have welcomed the negotiations for an important EU-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Both organisations hope that the EU-Mercosur Agreement will be concluded as soon as possible.“The textile and clothing industry […]

Euratex, ABIT welcome negotiations for EU-Mercosur FTA

2017/12 12 15:12

Courtesy: EUBrasil European Apparel and Textile Confederation (Euratex) and the Brazilian Textile Industry (ABIT), representing the textile and clothing industries in both EU and Brazil, have welcomed the negotiations for an important EU-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Both organisations hope that the EU-Mercosur Agreement will be concluded as soon as possible.“The textile and clothing industry […]

Devan launches rebranded antimicrobial solution, Bi-Ome

2017/12 07 15:12

Courtesy: Devan Chemicals Devan Chemicals has launched its rebranded antimicrobial solution, Bi-Ome. The brand-line constitutes its well known antimicrobial technology i.e., quat-silane antimicrobial solution which has been rebranded recently, along with extra features. It also enables the textile manufacturers to apply multiple functionalities through a single treatment. The product range of the new Bi-Ome offers […]

EU4Business to study Armenian textile, apparel industry

2017/10 27 09:10

Courtesy: EU4Business The EU4Business Support to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Development in Armenia (SMEDA) project has invited applications from companies, experts or consortia for a sectoral study of the textile, apparel, leather, shoes, and fashion design businesses in Armenia. The study will comprise mapping, analyses and roundtables and workshops with stakeholders. The deadline for […]