Category Sustainability

Carpetlight_Source_Felix Striegel_HMS

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...

A few steps ahead

Innovations are essential for a sector to get ahead quickly. As at previous editions of the fair, this year’s ‘Techtextil Innovation Award’ once again put the spotlight on some of the many new textile developments. Read more...

Pullovers from volcanic rock

The fact that basalt is a volcanic rock doesn’t prevent some people in the textile industry from drawing fibres and manufacturing products from it. The results are sturdy and, at the same time, lightweight constructions – or, indeed, pullovers for offshore wind farms. Read more...

Clothes prove an attraction

Professionally severe model looks, smiling designers, hundreds in the enthusiastic audience – after the success of its debut at the Techtextil trade fair in 2015, the second edition of the ‘Innovative Apparel Show’ is once again drawing the crowds. Read more...

Functional Crossover Fashion

This is not the first season in which innovations in textiles have promised multifunctional features. The sportswear sector has become increasingly aware that outdoor apparel is overwhelmingly present in urban environments. But consumers are changing too. Read more...

Keyboard

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...

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...