The European Commission has launched an open debate on the future of the world's textiles trade and is calling on members of the industry to share their thoughts and opinions on the changing face of the sector. The debate, which is being hosted through an Internet forum, has been introduced in the run-up to a conference being staged by the EC in Brussels on 5-6 May 2003 on 'The Future of Textiles and Clothing Trade after 2005.'