EUROCOTON-European Federation of Cotton and Allied Textiles Industries is the voice of the European textile manufacturing industry of cotton and man-made staple fibres, starting from the cotton ginning, over the manufacturing of yarns and fabrics of cotton and man-made staples fibres. These yarns and fabrics are mostly used in the garment industry, for home textiles or for technical applications.
Based in Brussels, EUROCOTON urges for a favourable business climate for its sector and is in particular active on trade topics where it advocates free but ‘fair’ trade. The association provides information to its members, which are national federations as well as individual companies from different EU-member states, and promotes their views towards the European institutions. EUROCOTON is a full member of Euratex, the umbrella organisation of the European textile and apparel industry.
The association was created in 1958 and is a de facto association under Belgian law. The president of EUROCOTON is currently Mr Jean-François Gribomont, CEO of the Belgian textile company Utexbel NV, a fully vertically integrated textile group from fibre to finished fabric. Ms Elizabeth De Wandeler is taking care of the day-to-day management of the organisation.
FFILC is the French federation of wool and cotton industries. It represents and defends the interests of the wool and cotton industry based in France towards the French authorities as well as the relevant European and international organisations.
Fedustria is the Belgian federation of the textile, woodworking and furniture industries. The textile industry in Belgium consists of approximately 575 companies and some 18,300 employees and was good in 2021 for a turnover of about 4.6 billion euros.www.fedustria.be
The Gdynia Cotton Association (est.1935) – Polish arbitration and professional organisation of the textile sector – promotes and supports the cotton and other natural fibres industries.www.gca.org.pl
Hellenic Cotton Association of Ginners and Exporters (HCA) was founded in 1975 and is a non-profit organization based in Thessaloniki (Greece). Its members are engaged in the ginning, export and marketing of cotton.www.hca.org.gr
IVGT is the German branch textile organisation representing the spinning, weaving including narrow band weaving and braiding, finishing and technical textiles industry. The association represents a branch turnover of approximately 7 billion EUR.www.ivgt.de
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Marinho & Araújo produces raw and dyed fabrics for home textiles, clothing, automobiles and footwear. The company has the capacity to manufacture all types of fabrics and textures.www.marinhoaraujo.pt
Predilnica Litija is a cotton-type ring spinning mill with an extensive range of high-performance yarns from natural and man-made fibers for technical and home textiles.www.litija.com
TBM Group is a leading textile company focused on mainly natural fabrics. Production is entirely based in Italy and the company is renowned for its outstanding high quality fabrics.www.tbmgroup.it