Category Sustainability

Challenging times as an opportunity

As for many industries, these have been challenging years for manufacturers of sewing and apparel technology and machinery for processing technical textiles. But the Texprocess Innovation Award 2022, which was presented for the first time in three years, showed impressively that the industry has made intensive use of the time. Ronny Eckert Read more...

Presize founders Szeli (left) and Tomov in ‘The Lion’s Den’ / Source: Presize

Reducing returns with artificial intelligence

Returns are a huge problem in the online fashion trade with horrific figures of up to 70 percent for the proportion of articles sent back. One of the most common reasons for returns: the wrong size. A Munich-based start-up now aims to solve the problem with artificial intelligence. Ronny Eckert Read more...

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A post Corona outlook for textiles: six ideas

Production outages, closed shops, collapsed delivery chains and sales losses in the billions – Corona threatens to tear the textile industry to shreds like a shirt in recycling. Yet one of the most ancient industries has already survived many crises – and always taken up the threads again. How the same thing can be done ... Read more...

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Message tags in textiles

Just about everybody has received them: many of us have positively hundreds of them in the wardrobe: tiny message tags, fixed inside items of clothing, carrying information on how to protect the textiles concerned. But how do they get there? And who decides on what they say? Ronny Eckert Read more...

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Sustainably wise

There is the well-known saying: “It is easy to be wise after the event.” But one can also be wise in advance – sustainable, that is. This applies to several of the fashion labels, that can be found regularly at the Neonyt sustainability hub. They were wise enough to become sustainable, even before the introduction ... Read more...

Decoupling growth from consumption

The time is ripe for a circular economy. After everything there was to see and hear at Texprocess, Mecki Naschke from the management consultancy gsm Global Sustainable Management is in good company with her lecture. Kirsten Rein Read more...

Thinking in 3D from the outset

From planning to the communications department, from design to production – Gerber Technologies have digitalised the entire workflow and see, in the digital printing of textiles, more creativity, greater flexibility and faster marketing, providing advantages for both designers and production professionals. Kirsten Rein Read more...