Category Sustainability

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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...

Jan Laperre von Centexbel

“It is sustainability and recyclability that are currently the challenges”

With ‘Sustainability at Techtextil’ and ‘Sustainability at Texprocess’, Techtextil and Texprocess, to be held from 14 to 17 May 2019, will be showcasing the various approaches to sustainability amongst their respective exhibitors. An independent, international jury of experts in sustainability matters assessed the participating companies on the basis of current national and international sustainability seals ... Read more...

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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...