Category Clothing

Former apprentice training in the VEB cotton spinning mill, Plauen/ Source: Wolfgang Schmidt

The textile ‘Wende’

Round about now, Germany is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Wall coming down. The fortified barrier fell on 9 November 1989. With a total length of almost 1,400 kilometres, it split Germany into two parts for 28 years and divided the textile and clothing industry there as well. Ronny Eckert Read more...

Smart fibres

Like the threads spun by a busy spider, nowadays smart yarns from the textile industry are growing to spread over many industries, such as fashion, the automotive sector or aerospace. They illuminate, control, measure and heat in processes derived directly from the textile. And the smart network is continuing to take shape. Ronny Eckert Read more...

Textiler Nachwuchs

Textiles are cooler than medicine

People these days, who, instead of studying to be a lawyer, teacher or doctor, sign up for something to do with textiles, are not infrequently met with a perplexed shake of the head. “Textiles – isn’t that a bit of a dead subject?” – that it could hardly be more alive is clearly demonstrated by ... Read more...

Emtec Electronic

Whispering fibres

If you want to know how textiles and non-woven materials feel like, you need to listen to them. For if you decipher their whispers, you may discover the optimum fibre feel-good sound. Emtec Electronic, for example, is a firm which listens very precisely. Ronny Eckert Read more...

The difference between the embroidered Adidas logo at the back and the stuck-on Ems-Griltech logo at the front can easily be seen.

It’s only logo …

Some Techtextil exhibitors are getting football stars like Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar and many other well-known players to promote their products. How do they do that? Ronny Eckert Read more...

Cover: Clothtech (Source: Bleed)

Techtextil set to show us a “fashionating future”

It was the US American science-fiction writer William Gibson who said, “The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed”. With its trends, innovations and stimulating ideas for the fashionwear of tomorrow, the upcoming Techtextil will make its contribution to proving this wrong, at least as far as the textile and apparel ... Read more...

Techtextil 2017 Yarns Foto: Neckarfreunde for Messe Frankfurt

The ‘Threaded Revolution’ has begun

Revolutionary ideas are just what we need – above all in science and technology. Air taxis are just as revolutionary as artificial intelligence, self-drive cars or Elon Musk’s pneumatic ‘tube post’ – that he calls the Hyperloop – for transporting people and goods. No less needed are ideas for ways of fishing plastics from the ... Read more...