A new business-to-business website has been launched to provide a range of buying and selling opportunities for companies in the global textile, apparel, leather and footwear industries.

The website, called textile-market.com, aims to give suppliers and manufacturers a virtual marketplace where they can reach retailers, traders, buyers with a range of services spanning everything from design and production to machinery and logistics.

The portal is available in 21 languages and offers additional tools to enhance business such as regular updates on the European Union's public procurement opportunities.