Tablet keyboard with textile conductors
Tablet keyboard with textile conductors
04/01/2017

Tablet keyboard with textile conductors

For some people, jewellery comes to mind when they think about silver. Others think “It’s great for warding off werewolves!” However, textiles can also be coated with silver. And used, for example, to make a flexible tablet keyboard. “Click, click, clack, click” – the sound of a conventional keyboard could soon be an audible part [...] Weiterlesen...

Tencel with a proportion of recycled cotton
Tencel with a proportion of recycled cotton
30/11/2016

Tencel with a proportion of recycled cotton

The textile company Lenzing is launching a new Tencel fibre, which is mixed with 20 percent recycled cotton. With it, they are not only bringing out a new, environmentally friendly fibre, but are taking yet another major step in the direction of a production process that conserves natural resources. Austrian fibre producers Lenzing have been [...] Weiterlesen...

Fiber starters – The textile cycle lock
Fiber starters – The textile cycle lock
16/11/2016

Fiber starters – The textile cycle lock

“Cycle theft is a widespread criminal activity,” Ulrich Syberg, President of the German Cyclists’ Association (Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-Club – ADFC) was quoted as saying in the German newspaper ‘Die Welt’ . He seems not to be exaggerating. Every year in Germany, instead of disappearing into the distance down a leafy cycle path, some 300,000 bicycles suffer [...] Weiterlesen...

Techtextil worldwide: Techtextil Russia to be held annually
Techtextil worldwide: Techtextil Russia to be held annually
27/10/2016

Techtextil worldwide: Techtextil Russia to be held annually

Responding to the needs of the technical textiles and fibrous materials market, Messe Frankfurt RUS will thus turn Techtextil Russia into an annual event. Techtextil Russia will be held in Moscow for the ninth time from 20 to 22 February 2017 and it will take place in the framework of the “Russian Textile Week 2017”. [...] Weiterlesen...

Cinte Techtextil China: Gateway to Asia
Cinte Techtextil China: Gateway to Asia
12/10/2016

Cinte Techtextil China: Gateway to Asia

Cinte Techtextil China has opened its doors today with the most diverse exhibitor line-up ever awaiting trade buyers at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. 480 suppliers from 26 countries and regions will highlight their technical textiles and nonwovens products from 12 to 14 October, making this edition the most international to date. The show [...] Weiterlesen...

Recycling our jeans in the garden
Recycling our jeans in the garden
03/06/2016

Recycling our jeans in the garden

A recent ‘Spiegel Online’ article on sustainable fashion also included mention of compostable jeans. We put a few questions on the subject to Christin Glöckner, who, as a textile researcher in the Department of Hygiene, Environment and Medicine at the Hohenstein Institute for Textile Innovation, spends some of her time messing up jeans and T-shirts [...] Weiterlesen...

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Tablet keyboard with textile conductors

For some people, jewellery comes to mind when they think about silver. Others think “It’s great for warding off werewolves!” However, textiles can also be coated with silver. And used, for example, to make a flexible tablet keyboard. Read more...

Photo: Lenzing AG

Tencel with a proportion of recycled cotton

The textile company Lenzing is launching a new Tencel fibre, which is mixed with 20 percent recycled cotton. With it, they are not only bringing out a new, environmentally friendly fibre, but are taking yet another major step in the direction of a production process that conserves natural resources. Read more...

Textile lock (Source: Texlock)

Fiber starters – The textile cycle lock

“Cycle theft is a widespread criminal activity,” Ulrich Syberg, President of the German Cyclists’ Association (Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-Club – ADFC) was quoted as saying in the German newspaper ‘Die Welt’ . He seems not to be exaggerating. Every year in Germany, instead of disappearing into the distance down a leafy cycle path, some 300,000 bicycles suffer ... Read more...

Techtextil Russia 2016 (c) Messe Frankfurt RUS

Techtextil worldwide: Techtextil Russia to be held annually

Responding to the needs of the technical textiles and fibrous materials market, Messe Frankfurt RUS will thus turn Techtextil Russia into an annual event. Techtextil Russia will be held in Moscow for the ninth time from 20 to 22 February 2017 and it will take place in the framework of the “Russian Textile Week 2017”. Read more...

Messe Frankfurt Cinte Techtextil China edition

Cinte Techtextil China: Gateway to Asia

Cinte Techtextil China has opened its doors today with the most diverse exhibitor line-up ever awaiting trade buyers at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. 480 suppliers from 26 countries and regions will highlight their technical textiles and nonwovens products from 12 to 14 October, making this edition the most international to date. The show ... Read more...

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The fabric of Christo

A three kilometre long walkway for 1.2 million people, made of 200,000 floating cubes, on a 65 square kilometre lake in northern Italy. This is the material for the wrapping story ʺThe Floating Piersʺ, with which Christo, with his demonstrable affinity for textiles, recently sent the world into raptures for two weeks. Two textile companies ... Read more...

Textil-Verrottung

Recycling our jeans in the garden

A recent ‘Spiegel Online’ article on sustainable fashion also included mention of compostable jeans. We put a few questions on the subject to Christin Glöckner, who, as a textile researcher in the Department of Hygiene, Environment and Medicine at the Hohenstein Institute for Textile Innovation, spends some of her time messing up jeans and T-shirts ... Read more...