A Woolens Manufacturer Takes To The Web

Francois Morel is the prototypical New Economy European fashion executive. The CEO of Castres-based Carreman, France's second-largest woolens manufacturer, has embraced the Web as a way to boost his company's fortunes. But, knowing that he can't thrive unless the entire European textile industry changes the way it operates, Morel signed up as an early client of Etexx. The year-old startup, based in Nice, has created an e-marketplace where buyers and sellers of fabrics get news, exchange product info, and, starting this month, will buy and sell goods.

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