European Clothing Association (ECLA)

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1948-11-01 Paris France


1 Nov 1948, Paris (France), as European Association of Clothing Industries -- Association européenne des industries de l'habillement (AEIH) -- Europäischer Verband der Bekleidungsindustrien. Listed title adopted 29 Nov 1991. Was also sometimes referred to as European Clothing Service (ECLOS). Ceased to exist, Jun 1995, on merger with U-XE0427 - Comité de coordination des industries textiles de la Communauté européenne (COMITEXTIL) and H-XD2440 - European Largest Textile and Apparel Companies (ELTAC) to form D-XE2137 - EURATEX - The European Apparel and Textile Confederation (EURATEX).


Protect and promote the clothing industries in Europe; ensure permanent contact between member organizations; centralize and disseminate all information concerning manufacture and development of sales of ready-made clothing.


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General Assembly (annual) elects President (for 3 years); Administrative Board (meets twice a year) consisting of 1 representative from each member country. Specialized Commissions and working parties (10), including Social, Technical, and International Exhibitions and Promotions Committees. General Secretariat in Brussels (Belgium).


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GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production



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