Rubber – a comeback in shoes
11/07/2018

Rubber – a comeback in shoes

If Sébastien Kopp has his way, a shoe’s sustainability will not begin and end merely with its biodegradability. According to the co-founder of French sneaker label “Veja”, the entire production chain should be put on the “green test bench”. We spoke to him at “FashionSustain” in Berlin in July. Sébastien, in 2005, together with François-Ghislain [...] Read more...

Hightech made in Germany in the USA
30/05/2018

Hightech made in Germany in the USA

To establish closer contacts in the USA and to find new customers, three companies from the German textile-processing industry have showcased at Texprocess Americas in Atlanta as part of the “High Tex from Germany” show. For which Expert Systemtechnik, RSG Automation Technics and Strobel Spezialmaschinen are highly rated in the USA. “There is a trend [...] Read more...

Digitalisation 'live'
16/05/2018

Digitalisation 'live'

In the future, being networked – across the entire value-added chain, if possible – will also be a necessity in the textile processing industry. But where do small and medium-sized companies begin? Textil vernetzt supports medium-sized enterprises with digitalisation and provides opportunities for them to experience the topic ‘live’. At the opening of the Textil [...] Read more...

3D knitwear of tomorrow
05/04/2018

3D knitwear of tomorrow

How can we describe the future for the knitting industry? What does the latest research have to say about it? What kind of action should be encouraged? How should we move forward? The latest research findings on the subject from Dr. Thomas Fischer of the German Institutes for Textile and Fibre Research (Deutsche Institute für [...] Read more...

Mistra Future Fashion: Blend Re:wind
27/02/2018

Mistra Future Fashion: Blend Re:wind

Back to the future: The “Blend Re:wind” project, from the interdisciplinary research initiative Mistra Future Fashion, was created in 2011 by three partners: Chalmers University of Technology, the RISE Research Institute of Sweden, and the international forest-industry group Södra in Sweden. For six years, under the direction of researchers Dr. Hanna de la Motte and [...] Read more...

Individualisation from scratch
04/01/2018

Individualisation from scratch

The more individual a product is, the more its owner identifies with it. This is not just the case with personalised gifts, for example, but it is also true in daily life and, above all, working life: because personal protective equipment (PPE) only gets worn if it fits properly. This particularly applies to shoes. You [...] Read more...

The multi-faceted world of textile technology
19/12/2017

The multi-faceted world of textile technology

When the discussion turns to jobs in the textile sector, most people immediately associate them with certain trades, e.g., tailoring or a traditional career in sales. However, there is much more to textiles than this. More and more women are also showing great interest in working with technical textiles, for example, in a laboratory, in [...] Read more...

Air-conditioned comfort without poles
23/10/2017

Air-conditioned comfort without poles

Expanded foam spacer textiles are incredibly robust. A tent made from these three-dimensional textiles is not just strong and stable, but also has good insulation properties and is easy and quick to erect. With such a tent Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (FRA-UAS) has won an award. “The contact with Engineering Professor, Claudia Lüling, goes [...] Read more...

Digital sourcing
14/09/2017

Digital sourcing

Sourcing more rapidly, sourcing more on target – online procurement platforms make it possible. On digital-sourcing platforms, with a few clicks, designers and purchasers come together with producers, suppliers and agents from all over the world. “We are the Parship of the textile industry”, says Jonas Wand from the new Berlin procurement tool Foursource, succinctly [...] Read more...

Sustainability 2.0 – Opportunities in digitalising the textile and fashion industry
29/08/2017

Sustainability 2.0 – Opportunities in digitalising the textile and fashion industry

Digitalisation and disruptive technologies – few ideas are currently as electric in their effects; few developments have caused such a rethink. Business practices are being completely revolutionised; existing systems, which were still functioning even in the last decades, have long been overtaken. This digital transformation is providing major opportunities, not just to enhance affluence and [...] Read more...

Kautschuk - photo Camilla Coutinho

Rubber – a comeback in shoes

If Sébastien Kopp has his way, a shoe’s sustainability will not begin and end merely with its biodegradability. According to the co-founder of French sneaker label “Veja”, the entire production chain should be put on the “green test bench”. We spoke to him at “FashionSustain” in Berlin in July. Read more...

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Hightech made in Germany in the USA

To establish closer contacts in the USA and to find new customers, three companies from the German textile-processing industry have showcased at Texprocess Americas in Atlanta as part of the “High Tex from Germany” show. For which Expert Systemtechnik, RSG Automation Technics and Strobel Spezialmaschinen are highly rated in the USA. Read more...

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Digitalisation ‘live’

In the future, being networked – across the entire value-added chain, if possible – will also be a necessity in the textile processing industry. But where do small and medium-sized companies begin? Textil vernetzt supports medium-sized enterprises with digitalisation and provides opportunities for them to experience the topic ‘live’. Read more...

Stricken Knitting Techtextil Texprocess photo Messe Frankfurt Exhibition

3D knitwear of tomorrow

How can we describe the future for the knitting industry? What does the latest research have to say about it? What kind of action should be encouraged? How should we move forward? The latest research findings on the subject from Dr. Thomas Fischer of the German Institutes for Textile and Fibre Research (Deutsche Institute für ... Read more...

Blend Rewind_photo Mistra Future Fashion

Mistra Future Fashion: Blend Re:wind

Back to the future: The “Blend Re:wind” project, from the interdisciplinary research initiative Mistra Future Fashion, was created in 2011 by three partners: Chalmers University of Technology, the RISE Research Institute of Sweden, and the international forest-industry group Södra in Sweden. For six years, under the direction of researchers Dr. Hanna de la Motte and ... Read more...

Steitz Care / Kirsten Rein

Individualisation from scratch

The more individual a product is, the more its owner identifies with it. This is not just the case with personalised gifts, for example, but it is also true in daily life and, above all, working life: because personal protective equipment (PPE) only gets worn if it fits properly. This particularly applies to shoes. You ... Read more...