Category Sustainability

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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. 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. 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...

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...