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...

Texprocess Talk
07/06/2017

Texprocess Talk

Successful products are customer and market oriented. The route to this goal must become faster and achieve ever greater cost savings. We spoke with Andreas Seidl, Managing Partner of Human Solutions, about the positive effects of digitalisation and the trend to individualism in the apparel industry. Mr Seidl, what was the main buzzword for you [...] Read more...

Matching
31/05/2017

Matching

Malene Kristiansen works at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts – Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, in Copenhagen and lectures in the Textiles faculty. And it is not only with her students that she is concerned with how digital printing actually works and with the effect on the end result that printing on [...] Read more...

Veit – one size fits all
19/05/2017

Veit – one size fits all

Even ironing and finishing are subject to increasing expectations today and, all too often, companies wanting to react flexibly are faced with higher costs for manual ironing. Now, things are easier when it comes to shirt making. Shirts of all kinds can not only be made automatically but also finished automatically on Veit’s SlimLine bust. [...] 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...

Geometric form of a 3-layer spacer fabric with different layer thickness and pole yarn density ©FRA-UAS

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. Read more...

Texprocess Sustainability 2.0 / Photo: Martine Jarlgaard / Provenance

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...