RegioTex initiative was launched during the 11th ETP Conference in Brussels on 13th and 14th April.
The RegioTex initiative brings together stakeholders from the textile, clothing and related industries and public authorities in a joint effort to develop and implement strategies that will facilitate and accelerate the emerging industrial renewal in traditional manufacturing regions across Europe. The goal is to strengthen the regional textile innovation capacities such as clusters, technology or training centres and to establish effective European collaboration and peer-to-peer learning between regional actors.
RegioTex has been driven forward during its preparatory phase since mid-2015 by six European textile and clothing industry regions (including Catalonia) but more than ten further regions are in the process of getting affiliated with RegioTex. Moreover, the initiative will remain open for all EU regions with an interest in supporting textile-related innovation.
The cluster team has visited the member Arpe, leading manufacturer of microfibre personalized promotional products.