Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / 'Textile is a crucial sector for Mediterranean region'
'Textile is a crucial sector for Mediterranean region'
18
Apr '14
Textile is a major source of trade and a crucial sector for the Mediterranean region, according to Sen. Lhou Lmarbouh, Vice President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM).
 
In his opening speech at a two-day dialogue on ‘Creativity, Design, Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights in Textile and Clothing Industry in the Euro-Mediterranean Area’, Sen. Lmarbouh (Morocco) said, “Textile is a crucial sector for the Mediterranean region and a major source for trade in the region.”
 
The event was held last month in Florence, the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany, to mark the 10th anniversary of the Euro-Mediterranean Dialogue on textile industry discussing design, creativity, innovation and Intellectual Property Rights.
 
“For some Mediterranean countries, such as Turkey, Tunisia and Morocco, the textile and clothing sector alone accounts for almost 50 percent of exports of manufactured products to the EU. Of course, this intense trade means jobs – 50 percent of the total employment, in some countries – especially for women,” said Sen. Lmarbouh.
 
“The countries of the MENA region have a significant advantage if compared to the countries of the Far East: the geographical proximity to Europe, which keeps the costs of transportation low and allows any order to be completed fast,” he added.
 
The main objective of the conference was to exchange experiences regarding policies, practices and programmes about creativity, design, innovation and IPR as substantial economic lever to improve brand image, sales and profitability of companies in textile and clothing sector in the Euro-Mediterranean Area.
 
About 140 participants from 35 countries ( European Union, Mediterranean and Western Balkans)  representing national administrations, industrial associations, companies, fashion and design schools, education and research centres, specializing in innovation in textiles and clothing, discussed how to stimulate and support the creativity and innovation of textile and clothing companies across the region, while protecting their intangible assets.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

India's garment exports up 24.93% in September 2017

Textiles | On 16th Oct 2017

India's garment exports up 24.93% in September 2017

The exports of readymade garments from India in September 2017 was...

Low GST rate on zari will generate jobs for women: SRTEPC

Textiles | On 16th Oct 2017

Low GST rate on zari will generate jobs for women: SRTEPC

There will be a rise in the employment for women with the slash in...

Consumers may suffer if no assurance to EU workers in UK

Apparel/Garments | On 16th Oct 2017

Consumers may suffer if no assurance to EU workers in UK

Consumers may suffer if the British Government does not quickly offer ...

Interviews View All

Mandeep Nagi
Shades of India

Women value something that is unique and has a flavour of India

Headhonchos
Indian textile value chain

Adopt innovative techniques, go for automisation rather than being...

Amit Jain
Shingora Textiles Ltd

‘In terms of fabric, the fastest growing category for us is a blend of...

Nitesh Mittal

Kusumgar Corporates is a leading manufacturer of technical textiles and...

Hardik Sanghvi

Idealin Fogging Systems has been engaged in designing and manufacturing...

Abhishek Pachauri

Reckon Industries adapts latest systems for manufacturing from designing...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Vaanee Bhatia
Gritstones Clothing

<div>Delhi-based Gritstones Clothing offers quality and exemplary style...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

October 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
76.9%
No
13.8%
Skip
9.2%

Total Votes: 65

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.5%
No
27.7%
Skip
10.8%

Total Votes: 65

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
84.6%
No
10.8%
Skip
4.6%

Total Votes: 65

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
73.8%
No
12.3%
Skip
13.8%

Total Votes: 65


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search