The INTER-TEX project presents the results within the framework of the ITMA 2019 fair on June 21.

During the 36 months of the project, activities have been developed to promote and facilitate the process of internationalization of SMEs in the textile sector, working from the coopetition, a term that enhances the work in cooperation between small companies that, although being competing with each other , makes the value of achieving a common objective in the presence in a foreign market, is higher than the value obtained individually.

Thanks to the work developed by the project partners, a new joint strategy has been created for the internationalization of SMEs in the south-west of Europe in the textile sector. This strategy is found in the document INTER-TEX Internationalization Guide for Textile SMEs that has also been presented during the day.

ITMA is the most important international textile technology and machinery fair in the sector. 120,000 visitors are expected to generate business with more than 1,700 exhibitors from 45 countries.

The presentation of results within the framework of the ITMA fair highlights the international nature of the INTER-TEX project and, in addition to presenting the results of the project, reveals the importance of the cooperation strategy as well as continuing to work, giving continuity to the activities of joint internationalization.

Joint International Group JIG POP-PUP SHOWROOM – MONTREAL

Within the activities of the INTER-TEX project, SMEs from France and Spain have carried out an action of the Joint Internationalization Groups (JIG) from March 1 to 23, 2019.
This cooperative action has been through “joint pop-up shops” in the city of MONTREAL (CANADA): dynamic city with a strong European and American influence in terms of design and fashion. The main Canadian shopping centers are at the forefront of the sector. The retail sector, as well as the client, are very open to new proposals. The Canadian has, on average, a high quality life and likes to consume new and imported products. The space where the project has been located has been in a large store which is rented by parties, so we will take advantage of a fixed clientele. The idea is to start marketing in January and then open the doors of the pop-up window in April when the good weather arrives.
The products of the companies that have participated and that have been put up for sale have been complementary, with the same quality segment, the same season and with the same objective of the consumers.
The companies that have been part of this action have been:
• Collégien – Levity (France)
• Misségle (France)
• Brussosa (Barcelona-Spain)
• Margarette BCN (Barcelona- Spain)

Benefits and opportunities for participating companies:
• Exploration and commercialization costs have been shared: limit the risks involved
• Present a varied and quality offer with complementary products in the emerging store.
• Improve the attractiveness of the offer by the added value of all the partners.
• Collaborative synergies as a joint transnational strategy with other partners.
• Access to a new market by first testing your offer.


Training to learn to export through online commerce

A training to learn to export through online commerce attracts more than 50 small and medium enterprises in the textile sector

The City Council of Igualada organizes a workshop through the European project InterTex

More than fifty people from all over Catalonia attended the workshop on eCommerce and digital marketing organized by the City of Igualada last Friday, January 25. The training was designed especially for small and medium companies in the textile and clothing sector that have an interest in selling through the internet and export their product to other countries.

The attendees learned about the different eCommerce models and the key concepts of digital marketing with the trainer Llorenç Palomas, responsible for Innovation and Growth at and author of the blog The session had a very practical approach, the attendees knew how to face the challenges for the online internationalization of a business through the experience of other companies. In addition, the workshop counted on the testimony of Màrius Cirera, head of eCommerce at Munich Sports, who explained the success story of this footwear company of Anoia.

This free training is part of the European project Sudoe Inter-Tex, which promotes the internationalization of small and medium-sized companies in the textile and clothing sector in the south-western part of Europe. The Igualada City Council, the Catalan Cluster of Fashion and Textile (Modacc) and Acción are the three Catalan partners of the network, which also has textile groups from other territories, such as ATEVAL (Valencia), Cointega (Galicia), ATP (Portugal) or UITSud, in the French southwest.

INTERTEX- B2B European Brand Network held in MIAMI


Within the framework of the European Inter-Tex project, which promotes the internationalization of SMEs in the textile-clothing sector of Southeast Europe (Catalonia, Valencia, Galicia, northern Portugal and the Midi-Pyrénées region of France) ACCIÓ collaboration with the Catalan Fashion Cluster (MODACC) and the support of the Generalitat de Catalunya has organized a commercial mission in Miami.

The Interreg Sudoe Program is part of the European objective of territorial cooperation known as  “Interreg“, financed through one of the funds of the European regional policy: the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

A delegation of Catalan, French and Valencian companies from the fashion sector have marched this week to a hundred Miami influencers and stores to publicize their collections and boost their internationalization in the United States. After the parade, participating brands have been able to hold individual meetings with attendees, from representatives of small shops or shopping malls to fashion journalists or prescribers on social networks.

The brands TUTTO PICCOLO, CDR KIDS/CECILIA DE RAFAEL , ATALAYE, SOWE, KATXI KLOTHING , HOPAAL, PURO ARTE, SEVENTEES, ETXART & PANNO, KARNIT AHARONI, PILAR DEL CAMPO, ATELIER D’OCON  are the ones that have presented their collections this week to boost their internationalization in the United States.

est strategies to export to it through presentations by experts from entities such as The Cocot Showroom or the Istituto Marangoni Miami . The companies have also been able to visit the most important commercial spaces in Miami, meet with representatives, distributors, buyers and potential clients and participate in networking activities with the main agents of the sector to connect with local partners.

According to the director of the Foreign Trade and Investment Office of Catalonia in Miami, Conchita Muñoz, “The United States is a market that is used to import textile products, a trend that in the future is expected to increase even further with annual growth of 2, 5% until 2020. ”

In addition, Muñoz emphasizes that “Miami is also a port of entry to other countries of the Caribbean, Central America and Latin America.”


It is a market that presents great opportunities for companies that already have experience in the field of textiles and offer a seal of quality design.


COMPANY MISSION to Miami, United States

 From the 4th till the 7th of June of 2018

The textile sector of the United States has a huge number of importations regard the number of exportations, and is expected that this trend will increase, with an annual import growth of 2,5% until 2020, due that the local industry is disappearing. The potential market of the sector is 90 million of habitants, so the opportunities for the Catalan companies are very important.

In the framework of the European project INTERTEX for the impulse of the internationalization of the SME of the textile sector in the SUDOE space, and in collaboration with MODACC (fashion Catalan cluster), has been organicing  the B2B mission to Miami from the 4th till the 7th of June.

This mission will provide participants with a global vision of the performance of the textile sector in the United States, as well as an accurate knowledge of the ecosystem of the State of Florida, entry forms, local partners… We will organize a B2B event specially designed to attract the attention of sales representatives and potentials buyers. The mission is addressed to the textile fashion companies with their own brand. Specialized in summer fashion, resort, swimming suits, travel retail and athleisure.  SEE THE LEAFLET



ATEVAL presented “Guide of accompaniment for the European programs”

On  1st December  ATEVAL presented “Guide of accompaniment for European programs” develops within the project INTERTEX-SUDOE “Joint strategies to promote the Internationalization of SMEs”.

This guide, developed within the framework of the Interreg Sudoe V Program, axis “Competitiveness of SMEs” project INTER-TEX, has been conceived as a practical tool for all European stakeholders of the textile and clothing sector, interested in projects of internationalization that can benefit from financial assistance and / or European support in internationalization.

It aims to facilitate the identification and characteristics of the main funding and support programs of the EU.

The assistants belong to the textile sector and they were informed about the activities of the project and they were given a copy of the guide.



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