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eBIZ 4.0 project at “Digitisation in Fashion” matchmaking event

On 9 June, a conference on “Digitisation in fashion” was organised by the EU Watify campaign, in Bologna (Italy). The participants had also the occasion to attend to the first European match-making event between companies and research projects on innovative digital soultions for the fashion sector promoted by the European RegioTex initiative.





Lutz Walter (EURATEX) highlighted the great opportunities, but also the challenges posed by the rapid value chain transformation and traditional retail disruption brought by digitalisation. He strongly urged to embrace digital innovation highlighting that the fashion sector is crucial for jobs and economic growth in Europe, particularly in Italy. Current trends in the overall EU textile and clothing sector are positive with growth in 2016 in all key economic figures including employment.



eBIZ 4.0 at IT4Fashion 2017

Fashion and digital are two words that usually attract different types of professionals but that combine very much; the IT4Fashion event has understood that equation and is boosting this new trend.


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Last 19-20 April, the seventh edition took place in Florence. IT4Fashion is an industrial and scientific conference and exhibition where fashion companies, brands, practitioners, researchers, educationalists and software houses come together to discuss digital technology in our industry. Participants came from all over Europe and abroad.

The success stories presented are a way to prove how technological innovations in IT (Information Technologies) play an important role in the companies’ responses to the ever-increasing challenges of a world in rapid change.



eBIZ 4.0




  eBIZ 4.0 is a new action bringing together resources from Spain, Italy, France, Germany and other countries to connect at least 100 companies of the fashion business across Europe. This action will deliver IT solutions combining the benefits of the eBIZ digital language with RFID and NFC technologies.

eBIZ 4.0 is the new step of eBIZ, the public-private initiative which since 2008 supports hundreds of companies of the European fashion value chain to digitally connect and exchange data at lower costs.



eBIZ at workshop of CEN

Euratex representing the European textile and apparel industry as well as the  eBIZ  project team joined the some 100 participants who contribuited to the workshop organised by CEN to roadmap on standards for digital transformation.








Euratex key points touched upon: interoperability, simplicity, standard and cyber-security. For more information please contact CEN, Ms. Gulacsi, or check news on: twitter standardization gaps summarized @Standards4EU event on #digitaltransformation by @ENTSO_E @euratex_eu @UNIFE

 The CEN workshop Agenda


3rd training on eBIZ

The ENEA, technical partner of eBIZ since 2008 and organization in charge of writing the eBIZ Rererence Arenea comunicachitecture under CEN Workshop supervision, organises the 3rd edition of the eBIZ training course.

The training is free of charge, held in Italian language and lasts 4 hours. It addresses IT technicians and Software Houses wtih an interest on eBIZ implementation in real business cases.

Venue and date:  Bologna,  15 January 2016

Programme (in Italian only)

more information contact ENEA


5th eBIZ AB meeting in ITMA

"ITMA is the world’s most established textile and garment machinery exhibition since 1951 [...] The drive towards sustainability in the entire textile and garment value chain is increasingly integrated with enlightened business practices, and innovative technology holds the key to environmental sustainability." (source ITMA official website)

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The 5th Advisory Board Meeting has taken place in the ITMA fair kindly hosted by the exhibiting IT company Schaeffer Productique in the Hall 8 (Software)

The main topics addressed included new opportunities to support digitalisation of textile and clothing companies in Europe, particularly, SMEs. Many fashion companies appeared to increase interest in traceability along the supply chain and use of RFID tags in finished products. This may be a remarkable opportunity for further exploitation of eBIZ.

see press release

about ITMA

eBIZ at TradeIT Fashion 2015


In Milan, on 11 November 2015 the expo-conference TraceIT Fashion organized by Editrice TeMi - Logistics Management and Datavalue, will focus on supply chain optimization and answers to lean management of the fashion industry from production to point of sale.

The 4th edition of the event features industry experts and companies elaborating on business cases, while  accademics and consultants analyze the sector as a "system" where specific elements act. Mr. De Sabbata from ENEA will address the development and current use of eBIZ the European initiative for a common digital language in textiles, clothing and footwear industry.

official event website (in Italian) 




Technology (and leadership) to optimizing business models

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Conclusions from a session of the IAF (Intenational Apparel Federaion) on successful implementation of technology in the Fashion Industry held at Texprocess

In the past years the fashion industry has become more reliant on technology to drive competitiveness. Technology is at the heart of optimizing existing business models.




Euratex for eBIZ in 2014

At the occasion of its General Assembly and release of annual report, Euratex, the European confederation of the textile and apparel industry, takes stock of latest activities undertaken to support digital integration of the sector SMEs with eBIZ.euratex taking action

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eBIZ in Techtextil Texprocess 2015

eBIZ in Techtextil / Texprocess fair, Frankfurt

eBIZ Frankfurt

On 4-7 May 2015, EURATEX joined the Techtextil/ Texprocess fair in Frankfurt to present its major initiatives, meet companies and learn about the latest developments. The eBIZ initiative supporting digitalization of the Textile and Clothing supplychain was presented among EURATEX priorities 

about Texprocess / Techtextil