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Dr. Fabian Schreiber - Source: Digihub & Paint the Town

From LAN party to textile research

Fabian Schreiber was 23 when he founded his first company. Initially he held network parties and organised PC seminars for senior citizens. Both activities might come to his aid in his future work as head of a textile-research institute. An interview about the tardy digitalisation of the textile industry, greater courage for change, and Spiderman. ... Read more...

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...

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The City of the Future

From Los Angeles to San Francisco in 35 minutes. Comparable to an aircraft ‒ but instead of in the air, it’s in an airless space. This is the vision of the Hyperloop project. The 570-kilometre-long route in California is intended simply as the prototype for a revolution in mobility: the virtually emission-free transport of people ... 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...

Cover photo 'Textile threads' (Source: Pixaby/TheAndrasBarta)

“We’re seeing an industry that’s growing”

The (t)exodus of European spinning, weaving, and knitting manufacturers slowly began in the 70s: customers moved away, prices fell, and companies were shaken by crises. Those who were not overwhelmed by globalisation right into the 90s were eventually brought to their knees by the world economic crisis in 2008. Nevertheless, European fibres are now ‘growing’ ... Read more...

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Mist against thirst

Searing temperatures and a bone dry atmosphere – the summer of 2018 in Europe was intense. There are, however, countries, where drought is normal. Morocco, for instance. Because of climate change, it has now become so hot and dry there that what little water there is has become very scarce indeed. As a result, textile ... Read more...