Dyeing with fruit and rhubarb
26/09/2018

Dyeing with fruit and rhubarb

Anyone, who has removed the seeds from a pomegranate and, in doing so, has inadvertently got some of the delicious juice on their clothes, knows that the accidental batik-like colouring is damnably intense. No wonder, then, that this fruit has something of a reputation in the world of dyeing. “The pomegranate has been used to [...] Read more...

Automatically to China
05/09/2018

Automatically to China

For many years, China was regarded as the ‘extended workbench’ of the West. However, these times are over. With enormous investments, the Middle Kingdom is being transformed into a high-tech nation. And this change is being felt by German textile-machinery manufacturers in the form of increased demand. In 2017 alone, around € 226 billion was [...] Read more...

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...

Architects of the Digital Textile Micro Factory
12/05/2017

Architects of the Digital Textile Micro Factory

“Here, we now have flexible processing technology with well-wired multifarious partner landscapes”, says Christian Kaiser describing the smart factory. However, pre-defined interfaces and a good plan are necessary until something like this can work. Kaiser is a research assistant at the German Institutes for Textile and Fibre Research Denkendorf and has fully interlinked the Micro [...] Read more...

Inspired by nature
01/11/2016

Inspired by nature

Water and dirt repellent garments are often criticised on the grounds of sustainability. Outdoor clothing especially often still derives its functionality from per- and polyfluorinated compounds (PFCs). An interdisciplinary research product undertaken by German textile research institutes addresses this specific issue and takes its inspiration from fungi. Whether you are hiking, cycling or on the [...] Read more...

Pomegranate Source: NordWood Themes on Unsplash

Dyeing with fruit and rhubarb

Anyone, who has removed the seeds from a pomegranate and, in doing so, has inadvertently got some of the delicious juice on their clothes, knows that the accidental batik-like colouring is damnably intense. No wonder, then, that this fruit has something of a reputation in the world of dyeing. Ronny Eckert Read more...

Source: RSG Automation Technics

Automatically to China

For many years, China was regarded as the ‘extended workbench’ of the West. However, these times are over. With enormous investments, the Middle Kingdom is being transformed into a high-tech nation. And this change is being felt by German textile-machinery manufacturers in the form of increased demand. Ronny Eckert 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. Ronny Eckert Read more...

Expert Systemtechnik source Expert

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. Kirsten Rein Read more...

Textil vernetzt Source: Competence center Textil vernetzt

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’. Kirsten Rein 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...