Category Clothing

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Apples to wear as bags

Apples can be peeled, chopped, pierced (by an arrow), eaten, drunk, spooned up, thrown, juggled, coloured, hung up, and so on … the list is endless. Most recently, the healthy fruit can also be worn as apple leather bags. Ronny Eckert Read more...

Brutal man walking under snowstorm at night lighting his way with lantern (source: Milles Studio/Fotolia)

Dimming down dangers with fibres

Biting cold or extreme heat – humans are pretty delicate beings, who want to be protected against rough external impacts. How to minimise dangers posed by such extreme influences by using fibres, will be demonstrated by textile firms at the end of May at Techtextil North America in Atlanta, Georgia, at a special show entitled ... Read more...

FashionSustainBerlin Alexandra Cousteau

It’s all about fleece

During Berlin Fashion Week in mid-January, Messe Frankfurt launched ‘FashionSustain’, a new conference format on the theme of sustainable textiles. The purpose of the event, which will take place twice a year in future, is to stimulate a critical discourse on the future of the fashion industry. Ronny Eckert Read more...

Ronny Eckert / Foto: Nachtwaechter

Silent Night, Holy Night

Men do it, women, too. And, if they have been drinking, a few acres of forest are likely to have been sawn down – by their snoring. An inventor on the edge of the Swabian Alb region of southern Germany aims to put a stop to the nightly deforestation with a mixture of cold foam ... Read more...

Techtextil Cleanzone 2017

Clean in the room

Dust, microbes and microparticles are about as welcome in cleanrooms as a spot on your forehead just before a first date. Materials for these rooms, therefore, need to meet the highest standards of cleanliness. This also applies to technical textiles, as the Cleanzone cleanroom trade fair demonstrated in Frankfurt am Main in October. Ronny Eckert Read more...

Techtextil 2017 Litex conductive yarns / Photo: LiTex

The Heat Is On

With the spring weather we were lucky enough to receive during Techtextil, you could be forgiven for not thinking much about heated textiles as you were munching on your bratwurst and sipping a beer in the fairground’s sunshine-bathed courtyard. But the unseasonal April snow in Frankfurt a few weeks before the fair – a particularly ... Read more...

Individual is the new black

Investors use the word ‘unicorn’ to describe start-up companies valued at over a billion US dollars. When applied to the potential for personalised clothing, the metaphor of this fabulous animal scores a bull’s eye – or rather a unicorn’s horn! Ronny Eckert Read more...