Category Sustainability

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Braided bicycle spokes

Bicycle spokes are usually made from stainless steel, aluminium or titanium. But a company from Chemnitz is taking a different path – and weaving ultra-light braided spokes from polyester fibres. Ronny Eckert Read more...

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‘Fiber starters’: exotic nights in the cube

Almost everyone has slept in a tent under the stars at some time or other (in more or less comfort). But who would think of pitching their sleeping place in a museum, a cinema, or even on a bunker? This is exactly what the start-up company ‘sleeperoo’ is doing. Ronny Eckert Read more...

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What became of …?

At Techtextil 2017, a new kind of knitted material made from basalt, which affords protection against underwater fouling on the piling for wind turbines and bridges, took home the ‘Techtextil Innovation Award’ in the ‘New Applications’ category. What became of it? Ronny Eckert 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...

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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...

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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...

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Textile Light, Sound, Camera, Clapper – aaand Action!

To make a name for yourself in Hollywood you need to look good, be good and have the will to tough it out, three properties that technical textiles clearly also have because they have done it: these little fibres have made it to the very top of the film industry. Take a bow, ‘Carpetlight’, the ... Read more...