EURATEX is the European Confederation representing the interests at the level of the EU institutions of the European textile and clothing industries as a whole. A Secretariat deals with the numerous policy issues that are of direct interest to our industry.

  • EURATEX is the recognized official body for the Textile and clothing industry at European and International level:
  • Its participation as official stakeholders in number of actions organized by the EU Commission in area like Trade, Environment, Education, Training, Innovation, R&D, Standards, Industry & Enterprise etc.
  • EURATEX is part of the European Social Dialogue for the textile and clothing industry together with its trade union partner to contribute to the sustainable development of employment and to promote the industry competitiveness.
  • EURATEX is recognized by the Commission as the voice of the “European Technology Platform for the future of textile and clothing”. In that sense we are certified and recognized as one of the key bodies to consult (DG Research).

EURATEX is an observatory Member of CEN, the official European body for standardization, and follows in particular the works of TC248 technical committee for textiles products.

EURATEX’s member federations directly or indirectly represent, in the EU, some 186.000 companies of an industry employing 1.8 million workers.