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16.02.2024

Messe Frankfurt launches brand events in Central Asia

Messe Frankfurt will extend its footprint in the Central Asian market by establishing seven brand events in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The country’s strategic location as a crossroads of Europe and Asia positions it as a promising trade gateway and transportation hub, facilitating the economic development of neighbouring countries and access to the wider region. The company’s stronger presence in the market will promote business opportunities and foster the sustainable development of pillar industries, including cosmetics, textiles and clothing, automotive, logistics and transportation.

Messe Frankfurt will extend its footprint in the Central Asian market by establishing seven brand events in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The country’s strategic location as a crossroads of Europe and Asia positions it as a promising trade gateway and transportation hub, facilitating the economic development of neighbouring countries and access to the wider region. The company’s stronger presence in the market will promote business opportunities and foster the sustainable development of pillar industries, including cosmetics, textiles and clothing, automotive, logistics and transportation.

Uzbekistan has a promising consumer market with significant potential. It is the largest in Central Asia and is expected to increase due to population growth, rising incomes and the modernisation of economic and industry sectors.
 
The nation has actively sought to diversify its economy in recent years, undertaking reforms for greater entrepreneurial freedom and opening up to more international and regional cooperation. The country already exports precious metals, textiles and agricultural produce. It imports machinery, equipment, means of transportation, and vehicle components from foreign trading partners. Attracting overseas investment is also apparent through incentives such as tax benefits, reduced import duties and simplified procedures for overseas investors.
 
In addition, shifting global supply chains and trading patterns could also drive opportunities in the region. The nation benefits from its geographical location owing to its position between Asia and Europe, to which the Uzbek Government recognises the prospects of investing in infrastructure, such as transportation and logistics, to create an efficient transit hub. Against this backdrop, China acknowledges the importance of developing routes along the Belt and Road while Europe has expressed a readiness to support Uzbekistan’s efforts to diversify transport corridors.

Line-up of shows include:

  • Automechanika Tashkent; Futuroad Expo Tashkent; and, Scalex Tashkent: 23 – 25 October 2024
  • Heimtextil Uzbekistan; Texworld Tashkent; and, Apparel Sourcing Tashkent: 6 – 8 November 2024
  • Beautyworld Central Asia: 21 – 23 November 2024
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Messe Frankfurt (HK) Limited

Heimtextil 2024 Foto: Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH / Pietro Sutera
15.01.2024

Heimtextil 2024 endet mit Ausstellerzuwachs und Besucherplus

Mit 46.000 Besucher*innen aus rund 130 Nationen an insgesamt vier Messetagen und dem Preview Day sowie 2.838 Ausstellern aus 60 Nationen endete die Heimtextil 2024 mit einem deutlichen Zuwachs im Vergleich zur Vorveranstaltung.

Mit dem Besucherplus überwand sie erschwerte Reisebedingungen aufgrund bundesweiter Bahnstreiks und regionaler Demonstrationen. Die Resonanz internationaler Einkäufer*innen auf das neue Produktsegment Carpets & Rugs war überzeugend in Qualität und Vielfalt. Mit zahlreichen Talks, Tours und Workshops rückte die Heimtextil zwei der wichtigsten Zukunftsthemen in den Fokus: nachhaltiges Produzieren und Handeln sowie Künstliche Intelligenz.

Die Top-Ten-Ausstellerländer bildeten China, Indien, die Türkei, Pakistan, Italien, Deutschland, Spanien, Portugal, Großbritannien und die Niederlande. Ausstellerseitigen Zuwachs gab es aus Belgien, Bulgarien, China, Indien, Japan, Polen, Schweden, Tschechien, USA und Ägypten. Mehr Besucher*innen hingegen kamen aus China, Deutschland, Indien, Japan, Kroatien, Mazedonien, Pakistan, Slowakei und Zypern. Die Anzahl deutscher Fachbesucher*innen verzeichnete einen Anstieg um rund zehn Prozent.

Mit 46.000 Besucher*innen aus rund 130 Nationen an insgesamt vier Messetagen und dem Preview Day sowie 2.838 Ausstellern aus 60 Nationen endete die Heimtextil 2024 mit einem deutlichen Zuwachs im Vergleich zur Vorveranstaltung.

Mit dem Besucherplus überwand sie erschwerte Reisebedingungen aufgrund bundesweiter Bahnstreiks und regionaler Demonstrationen. Die Resonanz internationaler Einkäufer*innen auf das neue Produktsegment Carpets & Rugs war überzeugend in Qualität und Vielfalt. Mit zahlreichen Talks, Tours und Workshops rückte die Heimtextil zwei der wichtigsten Zukunftsthemen in den Fokus: nachhaltiges Produzieren und Handeln sowie Künstliche Intelligenz.

Die Top-Ten-Ausstellerländer bildeten China, Indien, die Türkei, Pakistan, Italien, Deutschland, Spanien, Portugal, Großbritannien und die Niederlande. Ausstellerseitigen Zuwachs gab es aus Belgien, Bulgarien, China, Indien, Japan, Polen, Schweden, Tschechien, USA und Ägypten. Mehr Besucher*innen hingegen kamen aus China, Deutschland, Indien, Japan, Kroatien, Mazedonien, Pakistan, Slowakei und Zypern. Die Anzahl deutscher Fachbesucher*innen verzeichnete einen Anstieg um rund zehn Prozent.

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Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH

Foto: Messe Frankfurt / Pietro Sutera
10.01.2024

Heimtextil und Studio Urquiola vereinbaren Zusammenarbeit

Zur Heimtextil 2025 ist eine Design-Installation geplant, die ein "immersives und einzigartiges Designerlebnis" ermöglichen soll, so die Messeverantwortlichen. Mit der Zusammenarbeit unterstreichen das Designstudio und die Leitmesse für Wohn- und Objekttextilien ihr Engagement für Innovation, Nachhaltigkeit und Design in der gesamten Textilbranche.

Zur Heimtextil 2025 ist eine Design-Installation geplant, die ein "immersives und einzigartiges Designerlebnis" ermöglichen soll, so die Messeverantwortlichen. Mit der Zusammenarbeit unterstreichen das Designstudio und die Leitmesse für Wohn- und Objekttextilien ihr Engagement für Innovation, Nachhaltigkeit und Design in der gesamten Textilbranche.

Das Studio Urquiola mit Sitz in Mailand wurde 2001 von der spanischen Architektin und Designerin Patricia Urquiola und ihrem Partner Alberto Zontone gegründet und ist in den Bereichen industrielles Produktdesign, Architektur (Hotels, Einzelhandelsflächen, Residenzen, Ausstellungen und Installationen), Art Direction und Strategieberatung tätig. Patricia Urquiola ist insbesondere bekannt für die von ihr designten Möbel, aber auch Leuchten und Teppiche finden sich unter ihren Entwürfen. Ihre Arbeit ist sehr erzählerisch und zeichnet sich durch Kreativität, Handwerkskunst und Experimentierfreudigkeit als grundlegende Merkmale aus. Geleitet von Nachhaltigkeit, Innovation und Technologie unterstützt das Studio Urquiola-Team Unternehmen dabei, sich durch Design neu zu erfinden, zu verändern und weiterzuentwickeln. Zu den jüngsten globalen Projekten gehören das Hotel Sitxth Sense Rome, das aus einem historischen Palazzo umgebaut wurde, sowie die Ausstellung Echoes, 50 Jahre iMaestri, die während des Salone del Mobile 2023 stattfand, um 50 Jahre Cassinas iMaestri Kollektion zu würdigen.

"Unser Fokus liegt darauf, Textilien weiterzuentwickeln, um sie in Produktdesign, Innenraumgestaltung und Architektur einzusetzen. Anschließend werden wir eine Sonderpräsentation für 2025 erarbeiten, die eine Synthese unserer Arbeit, unserer Vision und einer breiteren Diskussion innerhalb und außerhalb der Branche darstellt,“ so Patricia Urquiola.

Eröffnungspressekonferenz Heimtextil 2024 Foto Messe Frankfurt / Pietro Sutera
09.01.2024

Heimtextil 2024 mit mehr als 2.800 Ausstellern aus 60 Ländern gestartet

Mit einem ausstellerseitigen Anstieg um 25 Prozent im Vergleich zur vorherigen Ausgabe ist die Messe wieder auf Wachstumskurs. "Unsere Messemarken sind resilienter denn je zurück und bieten insbesondere mittelständischen Unternehmen Stabilität über Ländergrenzen hinweg. Trotz Konjunkturtrübung setzt die Heimtextil ihr Wachstum fort und ermöglicht eine Marktübersicht zu globalen Trends der Wohn- und Objekttextilbranche“, so Detlef Braun, Geschäftsführer der Messe Frankfurt, in seiner Eröffnungsrede.

Die Heimtextil wächst in 2024 mit zwei neuen Hallenebenen. Dazu gehört die 5.1 für das neue Produktsegment Carpets & Rugs.100 globale Anbieter rollen hier ihre Neuheiten und Designhighlights in diesem ersten gemeinsamen Auftritt in Frankfurt aus. Das breite Spektrum reicht von handgewebten über maschinell gefertigte Webteppiche bis hin zu schmutzabsorbierenden Läufern.

Mit einem ausstellerseitigen Anstieg um 25 Prozent im Vergleich zur vorherigen Ausgabe ist die Messe wieder auf Wachstumskurs. "Unsere Messemarken sind resilienter denn je zurück und bieten insbesondere mittelständischen Unternehmen Stabilität über Ländergrenzen hinweg. Trotz Konjunkturtrübung setzt die Heimtextil ihr Wachstum fort und ermöglicht eine Marktübersicht zu globalen Trends der Wohn- und Objekttextilbranche“, so Detlef Braun, Geschäftsführer der Messe Frankfurt, in seiner Eröffnungsrede.

Die Heimtextil wächst in 2024 mit zwei neuen Hallenebenen. Dazu gehört die 5.1 für das neue Produktsegment Carpets & Rugs.100 globale Anbieter rollen hier ihre Neuheiten und Designhighlights in diesem ersten gemeinsamen Auftritt in Frankfurt aus. Das breite Spektrum reicht von handgewebten über maschinell gefertigte Webteppiche bis hin zu schmutzabsorbierenden Läufern.

Eine zusätzliche Hallenebene wurde für das globale Sourcing geschaffen. In diesem Produktsegment trifft Private Label-Exzellenz auf Volumen – mit einem starken Angebot an hochwertigen industriellen und handwerklichen Haustextilien (Hallen: 10.0 bis 10.4) und Heimtextilien (Hallen 6.0, 5.0 und 6.1).

Künstliche Intelligenz im textilen Produktdesign
Zur Eröffnungspressekonferenz stellten die Veranstalter die Bedeutung von Künstlicher Intelligenz (KI) in den Fokus. Wie beschleunigt KI textile Designprozesse? Welche praxiserprobten Umsetzungen gibt es bereits in der Heimtextilbranche? Welche Maßnahmen sind notwendig, um Urheberrechtsverletzungen zu vermeiden? Expert*innen beleuchteten Ansätze und Lösungen – von der Tool-Kombination bis zur Integration in Unternehmensrichtlinien.

ChatGPT, Midjourney, Dallee: Seit 2023 sind Tools für Text-, Bild- und Design-Generierung für Unternehmen und Privatpersonen leicht zugänglich und fest im Alltag integriert, was zu nachhaltigen Veränderungen in Arbeitsprozessen führt. KI bietet Empfehlungen für die Materialauswahl – basierend auf spezifischen Kriterien und gewünschten Eigenschaften des Endprodukts, sei es für Nachhaltigkeit oder im Objektgeschäft.

Anja Bisgaard Gaede, Gründerin der Trendagentur Spott trends & business, beleuchtete, wie Unternehmen den Einstieg in KI finden und welche Aspekte bei der Implementierung zu beachten sind. Dabei diskutierte sie nicht nur technische Fragen, sondern auch die Gestaltung von Unternehmensrichtlinien sowie den Schutz vor Urheberrechtsverletzungen. Auch der aktuelle Stand bei der Anwendung von KI für Textildesign sowie Grenzen standen im Fokus. Gaede erörterte die Bedeutung von geeigneten Anweisungen (Prompts) und unterschied zwischen effektiven und weniger wirksamen Vorgaben. Ein weiterer Fokus lag auf der Kombination verfügbarer KI-Tools. „Es ist an der Zeit, mit KI voranzuschreiten. Jedoch mit Vorsicht und der Überlegung, was es braucht, dies gut umzusetzen. Hybride Maschine-Mensch-Interaktion und kollektive Intelligenz sind fester Teil zukünftiger Arbeitsabläufe“, so Bisgaard Gaede.

Zudem gab sie einen Ausblick auf die KI-Anwendungen und Workshops im Trend Space der Heimtextil. Dort können Besucher Künstliche Intelligenz und Augmented Reality hautnah erleben und testen. Der AI-Image-Creator ermöglicht es, mit verschiedenen Prompts einzigartige textile Kunstwerke zu generieren, während im Bereich des textbasierten Lernens ein Tool wertvolles Faktenwissen vermittelt.

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Messe Frankfurt

15.12.2023

VIATT 2024 as the response to Vietnam's developing textile sector

Vietnam is the subject of increasing investment across an array of industries, with its textile sector going from strength to strength in a short space of time. To give key players from across the textile spectrum an opportunity to make their presence felt in this market, the Vietnam International Trade Fair for Apparel, Textiles and Textile Technologies (VIATT) will make its debut from 28 February – 1 March 2024. Taking place at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC), the new fair will cover three main product sectors, namely apparel fabrics, yarns and fibres, and garments; home textiles; as well as technical textiles and nonwovens, textile processing, and printing technology.

Vietnam is the subject of increasing investment across an array of industries, with its textile sector going from strength to strength in a short space of time. To give key players from across the textile spectrum an opportunity to make their presence felt in this market, the Vietnam International Trade Fair for Apparel, Textiles and Textile Technologies (VIATT) will make its debut from 28 February – 1 March 2024. Taking place at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC), the new fair will cover three main product sectors, namely apparel fabrics, yarns and fibres, and garments; home textiles; as well as technical textiles and nonwovens, textile processing, and printing technology.

In line with the industry’s anticipation, the country was identified as the ideal location for ASEAN’s new comprehensive textile platform for several key reasons. Vietnam’s pro-business policies, strategic geographical location, abundant labour force, and favourable trade agreements have contributed to its rise as a global textile manufacturing hub. Agreements such as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP); the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF); and 15 free trade agreements (FTAs) covering over 60 countries and regions, will further enable participants from across the value chain to conduct cross-border business after connecting at next year’s show. In addition, several key travel initiatives that serve international players have been implemented, including the country’s APEC Business Travel Card programme[1], availability of e-visas to all nationalities, and visa-free travel for select countries[2].  

Exhibitors from multiple textile sub-sectors converge in February
In Vietnam’s home textile segment, rising urbanisation, emerging young consumers, and higher disposable incomes are interrelated factors driving growth[3]. Globally, three of the top trends include recycling; utilising green fibres; and the increasing use of technical fabrics for enhanced comfort and health. At the fair, confirmed home textiles exhibitors include Hanyang Eco Tex, Hohmann GmbH, Phuong Nam Feather, and SIGMA, set to showcase their most up-to-date products, covering bedding, upholstery fabrics, curtain, and sun protection.
 
Utilised for automobiles, civil aviation, construction, health care, and more, Vietnam's exports of technical textiles reached USD 676.6 million for the first nine months of 2022, up 17.1% compared to the same period in 2021[4]. This in turn bodes well for the country’s import prospects of quality machinery and equipment. Hoping to cater to domestic demand at VIATT 2024, international suppliers in this category include Julai, SIGMA, and Skwentex.

Meanwhile, apparel-related products make up the lion’s share of the country’s textile exports – according to Vietnam Textile & Apparel Association (VITAS), in 2022 these numbered USD 29.1 billion. From Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi, numerous international fashion brands have a manufacturing presence, including Adidas, H&M, Lacoste, Lululemon, Nike, The North Face, Uniqlo, and many more. At next year’s fair, exhibitors such as Avery Dennison, Lenzing, Stylem Takisada-Osaka, and Texwinca, will aim to draw the attention of apparel brands and a wide range of other domestic and international buyers.

The Vietnam International Trade Fair for Apparel, Textiles and Textile Technologies (VIATT) is organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency (VIETRADE), covering the entire textile industry value chain.

[1] ‘Everything You Need to Know About Traveling to Vietnam with an APEC Business Travel Card’, April 2023, Vietnam Briefing, https://www.vietnam-briefing.com/news/apec-business-travel-card-vietnam.html/ (Retrieved: November 2023)
[2] ‘Vietnam Introduces E-Visa for All Nationalities from August 15, 2023’, August 2023, Vietnam Briefing, https://www.vietnam-briefing.com/news/vietnam-introduces-e-visa-for-all-nationalities-from-august-15-2023.html/ (Retrieved: November 2023)
[3] ‘Vietnam Home Textile Market Size & Share Analysis’, 2023, Mordor Intelligence, https://shorturl.at/wQVWZ (Retrieved: November 2023)
[4] ‘Vietnam's technical fabric exports continue to be positive’, October 2022, Web Portal of Supporting Industry of Vietnam, https://shorturl.at/lmnvX (Retrieved: November 2023)

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Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

12.12.2023

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles in August 2024

from both inside and outside of Asia. Looking ahead, the stage will be set once again at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) next year, allowing exhibitors and buyers from the industry to match their trading needs onsite. Thanks to the resumption of global travel and the ongoing industry recovery, the next Autumn edition is slated to attract even more multinational fairgoers and diverse home and contract textile collections. The fair will return in 14 – 16 August 2024.

from both inside and outside of Asia. Looking ahead, the stage will be set once again at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) next year, allowing exhibitors and buyers from the industry to match their trading needs onsite. Thanks to the resumption of global travel and the ongoing industry recovery, the next Autumn edition is slated to attract even more multinational fairgoers and diverse home and contract textile collections. The fair will return in 14 – 16 August 2024.

A recent study showed a significant rise in corporate travel in 2023, driven largely by the resurgence of live business events and the easing of restrictions following several turbulent years. Adding to this, the Chinese government has announced several measures in a bid to attract more international visitors, including a simplified visa application process as the latest initiative.
 
As one of the largest economies in the world, China is renowned for producing high-value products across the home textile spectrum, making Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles an essential stop for global suppliers and buyers aiming to kick off the next business season.  
 
Emerging markets have become a significant focus for the industry in recent years. China's exports of home textiles to the ASEAN market amounted to around USD 2.09 billion in the first quarter of 2023, with an increase of 18% year-on-year; of which around USD 1.38 billion was exported in finished goods, seeing a rise of over 42% year-on-year[3]. With this growth in trade, buyers from fast growing emerging markets are expected to increasingly benefit from the Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles platform to fulfil their sourcing needs.
 
The upcoming Autumn edition will continue to comprise a wide range of home textile products, including bedding & towelling, rugs, table & kitchen linen, upholstery & curtain fabrics, editors, home textile technologies and textile design.
 
Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Autumn Edition is organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd; the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT; and the China Home Textile Association (CHTA).

20.11.2023

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles: Spring Edition in March 2024

From 6 – 8 March 2024, the Spring Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles will make its  return to the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai. Showcasing home textile products, encompassing everything from floor to ceiling, exhibitors will be prepared to capture buyers’ attention during China’s traditional peak sourcing season. Suppliers can further benefit from a wider visitor scope, with many buyers crossing over from the co-located fairs Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition, Yarn Expo Spring, CHIC, and PH Value. The comprehensive textile platform provides key opportunities for industry players to connect and explore new possibilities.
 

From 6 – 8 March 2024, the Spring Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles will make its  return to the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai. Showcasing home textile products, encompassing everything from floor to ceiling, exhibitors will be prepared to capture buyers’ attention during China’s traditional peak sourcing season. Suppliers can further benefit from a wider visitor scope, with many buyers crossing over from the co-located fairs Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition, Yarn Expo Spring, CHIC, and PH Value. The comprehensive textile platform provides key opportunities for industry players to connect and explore new possibilities.
 
While the growth rate of the global economy remains slow, the domestic market in China has shown promising figures after the Chinese government implemented measures to encourage household consumption. These include providing support to both the home industry and consumers, to develop sustainable, intelligent and healthy living environments. Loan procedures for home refurnishing and funding for related industry sectors have also been optimised. Against this backdrop, for the first eight months of 2023, China Customs recorded a 7% year-on-year increase in consumables retail sales, reaching a total of RMB 3 billion (around USD 410 million). Homing in on the textile sector, profitability is regaining momentum, driven by both the local market and the success of international trade agreements such as Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

Across three days, the 2023 spring edition attracted 26,538 trade visitors and 283 exhibitors from five countries and regions. The upcoming fair in March will showcase a full range of home textiles to meet buyers’ needs, including bedding & towelling, rugs, table & kitchen linen, home textile technologies, textile design, and many more. Exhibitors, meanwhile, are set to benefit from the concurrent textile fairs, with the apparel fabrics, yarns and fibres on offer to attract additional segments of the textile value chain, and facilitate sourcing on a wider scale.

Below the pattern Foto: Rebecca Milautzcki
Below the pattern
07.11.2023

Heimtextil University Contest: Junge Talente global sichtbar machen

Von Werken mit doppelter Deutung über modulare Tuftingteppiche bis hin zur Erforschung von Textilien als potenzielles Gedächtnis: Jedes Jahr haben Studierende von Designhochschulen aus aller Welt die Chance, ihre neuesten und ungewöhnlichsten Designentwürfe einzureichen und ihre Konzepte von einer ausgewählten Fachjury bewerten zu lassen.

Von den 28 eingereichten Arbeiten erhalten drei Künstlerinnen die Möglichkeit auf einem Messestand in der Halle 3.0 im New & Next-Areal, ihre Werke auf der Heimtextil 2024 vorzustellen und gleichzeitig ihre Hochschule zu repräsentieren.

Von Werken mit doppelter Deutung über modulare Tuftingteppiche bis hin zur Erforschung von Textilien als potenzielles Gedächtnis: Jedes Jahr haben Studierende von Designhochschulen aus aller Welt die Chance, ihre neuesten und ungewöhnlichsten Designentwürfe einzureichen und ihre Konzepte von einer ausgewählten Fachjury bewerten zu lassen.

Von den 28 eingereichten Arbeiten erhalten drei Künstlerinnen die Möglichkeit auf einem Messestand in der Halle 3.0 im New & Next-Areal, ihre Werke auf der Heimtextil 2024 vorzustellen und gleichzeitig ihre Hochschule zu repräsentieren.

Kreative Visionen: Die Erfolgsprojekte des University Contest 2023
Drei Projekte mit grundlegend unterschiedlichen Ansätzen überzeugten die Jury:
 
Gewinnerin Rebecca Milautzcki beschreibt ihre Arbeit mit dem Titel Below the pattern wie folgt: „Die Doppeldeutigkeit des Werks liegt im geregelten Entwicklungsschema und den vier definierten Musterdimensionen, die eine ästhetische, konstruierte Formulation der Uneindeutigkeit bilden. Die Uneindeutigkeit wird inszeniert durch die Kombination von Transluzenz, Materialität und Dreidimensionalität der Bindungsstrukturen.“ In ihrem Master-Studium Textilkunst / Textildesign entwickelte Rebecca Milautzcki dieses Projekt in Zusammenarbeit mit der Westsächsischen Hochschule Zwickau.

Neben der Schwarz-Weiß-Darstellung gibt es auch einen sehr bunten und funktionalen Entwurf, umgesetzt von Tasja Videmšek: „In meinem Projekt Heimtextilien inspiriert vom Bauhaus habe ich mich auf die Modularität von Produkten konzentriert und einen modularen Tuftingteppich entwickelt, der je nach den Bedürfnissen des Raums frei zu verschiedenen Kompositionen zusammengestellt werden kann. Inspiriert von der Bauhaus-Bewegung wurden verschiedene Designbereiche erforscht, wobei die Vision der Bewegung beibehalten und in ein zeitgenössisches Wohnumfeld übertragen wurde“, erklärt Videmšek ihr Projekt. Sie studiert Textile and Fashion Design an der University of Ljubljana und konnte das Ergebnis ebenfalls im Rahmen ihres Masterabschlusses entwickeln.

Svenja Bremen, Master-Absolventin im Bereich Modedesign / Kostümdesign / Textildesign an der HAW Hamburg, ist die dritte Gewinnerin des Contest. Sie äußerte sich zu ihrem Projekt wie folgt: “Soft memories ist ein Design-Forschungsprojekt, in dem ich Textilien als potenzielles Gedächtnis erforscht habe. Besonders wichtig war es mir, einen Weg zu finden, persönliche Erinnerungen in die Stoffe einzubetten, um ihren Wert zu steigern und einen respektvollen Umgang zu fördern. Die Textilien sollen weit mehr als reine Stoffe sein; sie dienen als kraftvolle Kommunikationsmittel, Bedeutungsträger und Gedächtnismedium.”

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Messe Frankfurt

30.08.2023

VIATT 2024’s prospects highlighted at Intertextile Apparel press conference

Harnessing the synergy of the Texpertise Network of Messe Frankfurt and its global apparel flagship, the co-organisers of the Vietnam International Trade Fair for Apparel, Textiles and Textile Technologies (VIATT) recently held a joint press conference on 28 August 2023, the first day of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Autumn Edition. Discussing the inaugural fair’s comprehensive, business-friendly nature, representatives of both Messe Frankfurt  and VIETRADE spoke in glowing terms about the potential of ASEAN’s new platform for the entire textile industry. Set to launch the spring sourcing season, the fair will take place from 28 February – 1 March 2024 at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC), Ho Chi Minh City.

Harnessing the synergy of the Texpertise Network of Messe Frankfurt and its global apparel flagship, the co-organisers of the Vietnam International Trade Fair for Apparel, Textiles and Textile Technologies (VIATT) recently held a joint press conference on 28 August 2023, the first day of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Autumn Edition. Discussing the inaugural fair’s comprehensive, business-friendly nature, representatives of both Messe Frankfurt  and VIETRADE spoke in glowing terms about the potential of ASEAN’s new platform for the entire textile industry. Set to launch the spring sourcing season, the fair will take place from 28 February – 1 March 2024 at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC), Ho Chi Minh City.

For its first edition, the fair is expected to attract over 500 exhibitors and around 35,000 visitors to an 18,000 sqm exhibition space. Ms Wendy Wen, Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, considered the show’s importance on a worldwide scale: “Serving as a supplementary trade fair to our existing events in China, VIATT will effectively extend our market reach into South East Asia. We’ve designed it to reinforce our global Texpertise Network, spanning the entire textile value chain. The network, which links over half a million textile professionals globally and organises more than 50 international textile trade fairs across 11 different countries, will lend its full support to the fair.”
 
She continued: “In line with this commitment, we will harness our more than 30 years of experience organising Intertextile in China, and extend to the fast-growing textile sector in Vietnam. Intertexile has grown to be by far the most influential series within our Texpertise Network, covering a broad range of resources in apparel fabrics, home and contract textiles."
 
With Vietnam’s largest international airport and seaport, and its proximity to other textile producing countries and regions, Ho Chi Minh City is strategically located to hold an event of this nature. The city attracts 35%[1] of Vietnam’s foreign direct investment projects, and is the venue of choice for a significant portion of the country’s trade fairs.
 
Discussing the event’s potential, Mr Vu Ba Phu, Director General of Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency (VIETRADE), said: “Vietnam has emerged as one of the leading textiles exporting countries worldwide, with particularly high growth in the past 10 years, ranging from 15% to 20% yearly. As companies seek to diversify supply chains, and Vietnam introduces lucrative trade agreements, the market is predicted to attract even more investments. A big importer of textile machinery, fabrics, and yarns and fibres, green production and durable goods have become increasingly important. VIATT 2024 will be an important hub helping suppliers and buyers in all categories to meet, source and unleash the full potential of this market.”
 
A comprehensive Vietnam-based textile fair is an attractive proposition for manufacturers and sourcing professionals alike. Exhibitors from around the world will showcase a full spectrum of apparel fabrics, yarns and fibres, and garments; the latest innovations in technical textiles and nonwovens, textile processing, and printing technology; as well as a wide range of home and contract textiles.
 
Apparel fabrics, yarns and fibres, and garments

This sector will contain quality exhibitors from Vietnam, ASEAN, and beyond, providing buyers with numerous, diverse sourcing options in apparel textile sub-categories such as accessories, casualwear, denim, lace and embroidery, ladieswear, pattern designs, shirting, sportswear, suiting, and many more.
 
Technical textiles and nonwovens, textile processing, and printing technology
With application areas that include everything from automotive, aerospace and shipping, to construction, healthcare and safety, products on display will include innovative machinery, as well as some of the latest developments in smart textiles, such as wearable technology, sensors, and advanced materials.
 
Home textiles
Exhibitors will feature high-quality bed linens, towels, curtains, and much more, suitable for visitors sourcing for both residential and commercial applications. The diverse collections of home textiles will be enhanced by globally on-trend interior designs and in-demand, organic materials.
 
The Vietnam International Trade Fair for Apparel, Textiles and Textile Technologies (VIATT) is organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency (VIETRADE). Covering the entire textile industry value chain, the inaugural edition will be held from 28 February – 1 March 2024 at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC), Ho Chi Minh City.

[1] ‘Investing in Ho Chi Minh City’, October 2022, Vietnam Briefing, retrieved August 2023, https://www.vietnam-briefing.com/news/investing-in-ho-chi-minh-city-why-the-megacitys-industry-economy-and-policy-are-key-to-developmen.html/

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Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd
25.08.2023

Intertextile Home Textiles concludes with increased international participation

As global business activities pick up towards the back end of the year, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Autumn Edition 2023 closed its doors last week, ending a successful three days of trade at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). From 16 – 18 August 2023, 1,034 exhibitors (up 38.1%) from 13 countries and regions crossed paths with over 32,000 visitors (up 59.2%) from 96 countries and regions, more than 10% of which were overseas buyers. In a further testament to this edition’s internationality, new exhibitor countries and regions represented were Indonesia, Portugal, Taiwan (China), Turkey, and the US. With buyers able to source products covering the whole home textile value chain, and a fringe programme that transcended the norm, the international platform has once again marked its importance at bridging trade and communication within the industry and across sectors, circulating trade benefits to every edge of the globe.

As global business activities pick up towards the back end of the year, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Autumn Edition 2023 closed its doors last week, ending a successful three days of trade at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). From 16 – 18 August 2023, 1,034 exhibitors (up 38.1%) from 13 countries and regions crossed paths with over 32,000 visitors (up 59.2%) from 96 countries and regions, more than 10% of which were overseas buyers. In a further testament to this edition’s internationality, new exhibitor countries and regions represented were Indonesia, Portugal, Taiwan (China), Turkey, and the US. With buyers able to source products covering the whole home textile value chain, and a fringe programme that transcended the norm, the international platform has once again marked its importance at bridging trade and communication within the industry and across sectors, circulating trade benefits to every edge of the globe.

As the country perhaps most well-known for its immense market and prolific manufacturing hubs, for the past several decades China has been a desirable business destination for international traders. In a positive step in March, the government relaxed pandemic control measures, enabling a return to cross-border, in-person business activities. This led to a strong increase of international exhibitors and buyers at the recently concluded fair, with visitors flying in from as far away as Africa, Europe, and South America. In addition, three country and region pavilions, from Belgium, Taiwan (China), and Türkiye, added some location-specific internationality to proceedings in Shanghai, and were well-received by fairgoers.

Speaking at the show’s curtain call, Ms Wilmet Shea, General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, said: “With China’s doors widely opened to the world again, we were pleased to welcome so many new and returning international participants to the fairground over the past three days. Across the four halls, not only was the visitor flow strong, but the booths were busy and business interactions were high. The increase in overseas exhibitors, and the return of several country and region pavilions, has meant even more diversified sourcing options for our devoted buyers from home and abroad. After overcoming some global turbulence, we have strengthened this bridge to help industry players reconnect, and redirect themselves towards the new, post-pandemic era.”

Cross-sector collaboration a key highlight of the fringe programme
Enhancing the constant buzz on the show floor, the fair’s concurrently held fringe events saw upstream and downstream suppliers, industry insiders, and even inter-industry guests share some pertinent insights and innovations. This year, a series of mixed events delved into topics related to interior design trends, sustainability, new technologies, globalised and localised designs, health and wellness, and many more. One highlight was the International Intertextile Trend Forum 2023 – 2024, which illustrated the most in-vogue home designs for the upcoming season. More specific inspiration was provided by leading Japanese furniture brand IKASAS, whose exclusive seminar and display area showcased fresh home textile applications for furniture. Finally, a cross-sector conference hosted by the CRECC Full Decoration Council invited experts from both the real estate and furnishing sectors to help attendees broaden their business possibilities.

The 2024 Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Spring Edition will take place from 6 – 8 March, while the Autumn Edition is scheduled for 14 – 16 August 2024. The fair is organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd; the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT; and the China Home Textile Association (CHTA).

11.08.2023

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles 2023 taking place 16 – 18 August 2023

From 16 – 18 August 2023, 1,022 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions will occupy four halls and 100,000 sqm gross at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). This Autumn Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles will return to its regular format, as a comprehensive platform held separately from Messe Frankfurt’s other autumn textile fairs. Complementing the strong lineup of exhibitors over all three days, a varied selection of fringe events will communicate key insights, offer industry specific inspiration, and facilitate cross-sector exchanges for fairgoers.

Buyers from 66 countries and regions have already pre-registered for the show, while a range of international brands are preparing to showcase their latest innovations. Multiple exhibitors will gather according to origin, with three country and region pavilions a must-see for fairgoers seeking exotic home textiles:

From 16 – 18 August 2023, 1,022 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions will occupy four halls and 100,000 sqm gross at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). This Autumn Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles will return to its regular format, as a comprehensive platform held separately from Messe Frankfurt’s other autumn textile fairs. Complementing the strong lineup of exhibitors over all three days, a varied selection of fringe events will communicate key insights, offer industry specific inspiration, and facilitate cross-sector exchanges for fairgoers.

Buyers from 66 countries and regions have already pre-registered for the show, while a range of international brands are preparing to showcase their latest innovations. Multiple exhibitors will gather according to origin, with three country and region pavilions a must-see for fairgoers seeking exotic home textiles:

  • Belgium Pavilion: products on show include bedding fabrics and sets, curtains and curtain fabrics, sofa covers, upholstery, and much more. With the pavilion set to feature a number of Belgian brands, its highlighted exhibitors are Libeco and Love Home Fabrics.
  • Taiwan (China) Pavilion: multiple Taiwanese exhibitors, including JWL Fabrics Co Ltd, Maxland Home Textile Industrial Co Ltd, and Vanttex International Co Ltd, will demonstrate specific examples of the varied applications of their home textiles.
  • Türkiye Pavilion: organised by Uludag Textile Exporters’ Association (UTIB), the pavilion will showcase a range of curtains, upholstery fabrics, and other home textiles, from suppliers such as Aleran Tekstil Inşaat Gida Sanayi Ve Ticaret Ltd Şti, Küçükçalik Tekstil San Ve Tic A Ş and Weavers Tekstil San Ve Tic A Ş.

Beyond the pavilions, buyers can easily locate their desired home and contract textiles via conveniently placed product zones, covering categories such as curtain and curtain fabrics; sun protection and window shades; upholstery and sofa fabrics; furniture leather; bedding and editors; loungewear and bath; and rugs. Wide-ranging suppliers from China and beyond will showcase their various products, featuring international exhibitors such as Elastron – Leather & Fabrics, Morgan and PT Sinar Continental; and well-known domestic manufacturers including Hangzhou Aico Home Textile Co Ltd, Huatex International (Hangzhou) Co Ltd and Zhe Jiang Maya Fabric Co Ltd.

Fringe programme: keeping fairgoers up-to-date with range of industry developments
Business exchange at Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles will once again be supplemented by multiple concurrent events, for home textile players to learn more about the latest industry innovations, as well as upcoming design trends. These include:

  • International Intertextile Trend Forum 2023–2024: held in the afternoon of day one, the event will be hosted by a prominent member of the ‘2023 – 2024 Intertextile International Lifestyle Trend’ trend committee, Mr Shen Lei, joined on the panel by multiple designers. They will discuss various impacts on designs, such as sustainability’s effect, the influence of emerging technologies, and international integration and localised expression.
  • IKASAS Japanese Home Design Gallery and themed seminar: the leading Japanese furniture brand IKASAS will utilise a display area to illustrate its unique design philosophy, by showcasing innovative furniture products that predominantly align with contemporary trends. The company’s founder, Mr Akiyuki Sasaki, will delve deeper into his design views in a seminar held on the morning of day one.
  • The New Power of Healthy Home Decoration Environment: a first-time collaboration with CRECC Full Decoration Council, the cross-sector conference in Hall 5.1 on day two will welcome keynote speakers from the real estate industry, to discuss topical insights at the intersection of realty and home textiles. The audience will come away with a widened scope of the different applications and demands of home textiles, and an ability to more accurately identify business opportunities within the property market.
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Margit Herberth
Margit Herberth
12.07.2023

Heimtextil: Margit Herberth neue Leitung für die Haustextilien

Personalwechsel bei der Heimtextil: Margit Herberth verantwortet ab 1. September 2023 das Segment der Haustextilien der Heimtextil und bildet gemeinsam mit Bettina Bär zukünftig die neue Doppelspitze der Leitmesse für Wohn- und Objekttextilien. Herberth, zuvor Marketingleitung Consumer Goods / Multimedia & Data bei der Messe Frankfurt, folgt auf Meike Kern, die nach 22 Jahren das Unternehmen aus eigenem Entschluss verlässt und eine neue berufliche Herausforderung annimmt.

Margit Herberth verantwortet künftig das Segment der Haustextilien und damit das Marken- und Private Label-Ausstellerangebot an Bettwaren, Bettwäsche, Badtextilien, Tisch- und Küchenwäsche, Matratzen, Schlafsystemen, Wohnaccessoires, Decken, Kissen sowie Maschinen für die Textilverarbeitung. Wichtige Aufgaben sind der weitere Ausbau der Content- und Rahmenprogramme im Bereich textiler Nachhaltigkeit sowie eine stärkere Internationalisierung der Heimtextil Conference Sleep & More.

Personalwechsel bei der Heimtextil: Margit Herberth verantwortet ab 1. September 2023 das Segment der Haustextilien der Heimtextil und bildet gemeinsam mit Bettina Bär zukünftig die neue Doppelspitze der Leitmesse für Wohn- und Objekttextilien. Herberth, zuvor Marketingleitung Consumer Goods / Multimedia & Data bei der Messe Frankfurt, folgt auf Meike Kern, die nach 22 Jahren das Unternehmen aus eigenem Entschluss verlässt und eine neue berufliche Herausforderung annimmt.

Margit Herberth verantwortet künftig das Segment der Haustextilien und damit das Marken- und Private Label-Ausstellerangebot an Bettwaren, Bettwäsche, Badtextilien, Tisch- und Küchenwäsche, Matratzen, Schlafsystemen, Wohnaccessoires, Decken, Kissen sowie Maschinen für die Textilverarbeitung. Wichtige Aufgaben sind der weitere Ausbau der Content- und Rahmenprogramme im Bereich textiler Nachhaltigkeit sowie eine stärkere Internationalisierung der Heimtextil Conference Sleep & More.

Herberth verfügt über mehr als zehnjährige Vertriebsexpertise als Senior Sales Managerin für die internationalen Konsumgütermessen Beautyworld, Hair & Beauty und Christmasworld der Messe Frankfurt. Seit 2018 leitete sie als Director Marketing Communications sämtliche Marketingaktivitäten für die Marken Paperworld, Christmasworld sowie Creativeworld und verantwortete die Gestaltung der globalen Brand-Kampagnen im Konsumgüterbereich, beispielsweise für die Beautyworld.

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23.06.2023

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles returns for Autumn Edition 2023

Following a strong start at the Spring Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles early this year, global industry players have turned their sights to the next international event in August. As the first Autumn Edition to be held in the wake of China lifting many of its pandemic-related border restrictions, the three-day fair will gather around 1,000 international and domestic exhibitors. Traders looking to meet market demand will be able to source from an extensive range of trending and specialised home and contract textile products from 16 – 18 August 2023.

According to a recent market report, the global home textile market is expected to show a CAGR of 5.6% from 2023 – 2028 to reach USD 174.1 billion by the end of the forecast period. Asia-Pacific has dominated the global market in recent years, with China one of its most significant contributors.[1]

Following a strong start at the Spring Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles early this year, global industry players have turned their sights to the next international event in August. As the first Autumn Edition to be held in the wake of China lifting many of its pandemic-related border restrictions, the three-day fair will gather around 1,000 international and domestic exhibitors. Traders looking to meet market demand will be able to source from an extensive range of trending and specialised home and contract textile products from 16 – 18 August 2023.

According to a recent market report, the global home textile market is expected to show a CAGR of 5.6% from 2023 – 2028 to reach USD 174.1 billion by the end of the forecast period. Asia-Pacific has dominated the global market in recent years, with China one of its most significant contributors.[1]

As a manufacturing hub for home textiles, China is gradually recovering from social and business disruptions caused by the pandemic. Speaking at the recent Spring Edition, Ms Rosemary Li, Domestic Sales Manager of Zhangjiagang Coolist Life Technology Co Ltd, a long-time exhibitor specialised in bio-based and functional bedding products, said: “Since China relaxed its pandemic-related control and prevention measures, after Chinese New Year we have been flooded with orders. With both domestic and export orders increasing, it has been almost impossible for the production line to fulfil the order demand.”

While the spring show’s promising visitor flow was a positive start to the Chinese home textile industry’s post-pandemic era, a higher participation of overseas exhibitors and buyers is expected at the upcoming Autumn Edition

The return of special zones and international pavilions
Later this year in Shanghai, exhibitors will showcase their most up-to-date home and contract textile products, ranging from bedding & towelling, rugs, table & kitchen linen, upholstery & curtain fabrics, editors, home textile technologies and textile design. With a wealth of choices for buyers, several show highlights are listed below:

  • Editor & Designer Zone: located in hall 5.1, the zone will feature international, high-end editor and designer brands brought by leading exhibitors J&C, Julai, Qianbaihui, Prestigious, Shanghai Lotus, SohoCut, Yada, and more.
  • Country and region pavilions: premium suppliers from Belgium, Türkiye and Taiwan (China) will exhibit quality products in their designated pavilions in hall 6.1.
  • Textile Designs: textile design studios from Japan, Portugal and Taiwan (China), namely Amilia Design Studio, Fine Art Inc and Tela's Design Lda, will also showcase their seasonal designs in hall 6.1.

Adding to buyers’ sourcing options, a multitude of domestic players from different categories will also showcase their respective products. Highlighted exhibitors include top curtain and curtain fabric suppliers Fu-Tex, Hangzhou Aico, Hexin and Xiaoxuanchuang; bedding suppliers Coolist, Huizhou Wah Shing and Yantai North Home; as well as Hightex, Huatex, Maya and Suzhou Roufang from the upholstery and sofa fabric sector.

Fairgoers can also learn more about the upcoming global trends and designs by visiting the ‘2023 – 2024 Intertextile International Lifestyle Trend’ area. In aid of this, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles has joined forces with NellyRodi™, the renowned French forecasting agency, to present the design theme for 2023 – 2024: ‘ALIVE’. HUMAN CAPITAL, ROUSING COMMITMENT and UNREAL REALITIES are the theme’s three main trends.

[1] Globe Newswire: Global Home Textile Market Report 2023-2028: Increase in Consumer Spending on Home Renovation and Decoration Bodes Well for the Sector. https://www.globenewswire.com/en/news-release/2023/03/08/2622718/28124/en/Global-Home-Textile-Market-Report-2023-2028-Increase-in-Consumer-Spending-on-Home-Renovation-and-Decoration-Bodes-Well-for-the-Sector.html

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12.06.2023

VIATT 2024: New textile fair in Vietnam

With combined regional, global, and industry specific expertise, the Vietnam International Trade Fair for Apparel, Textiles and Textile Technologies (VIATT) will make its debut from 28 February – 1 March 2024. Following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in late March, Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency (VIETRADE) announced the new international fair for the entire textile value chain. The three-day platform will be staged at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC), Ho Chi Minh City.

Commenting on the new event, Ms Wendy Wen, Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, said: “With Intertextile Apparel in Shanghai a prime example, our Texpertise Network provides the ideal global framework from which to launch this diverse, comprehensive platform for the integrated textile supply chain. VIATT itself will capture the essence of Texpertise in one platform – a diverse, one-stop sourcing event for buyers across all categories, from garments, fabrics, yarns and fibres, to textile machinery, technical textiles and nonwovens, and everything in between.”

With combined regional, global, and industry specific expertise, the Vietnam International Trade Fair for Apparel, Textiles and Textile Technologies (VIATT) will make its debut from 28 February – 1 March 2024. Following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in late March, Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency (VIETRADE) announced the new international fair for the entire textile value chain. The three-day platform will be staged at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC), Ho Chi Minh City.

Commenting on the new event, Ms Wendy Wen, Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, said: “With Intertextile Apparel in Shanghai a prime example, our Texpertise Network provides the ideal global framework from which to launch this diverse, comprehensive platform for the integrated textile supply chain. VIATT itself will capture the essence of Texpertise in one platform – a diverse, one-stop sourcing event for buyers across all categories, from garments, fabrics, yarns and fibres, to textile machinery, technical textiles and nonwovens, and everything in between.”

Discussing the event’s potential, Mr Le Hoang Tai, Deputy Director General of the Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency (VIETRADE), said: “Vietnam is one of the world’s leading textile producers and exporters, and going from strength to strength as one of Southeast Asia’s manufacturing hubs. Our establishment has many years of experience organising trade fairs throughout Vietnam, and together with Messe Frankfurt we are excited to help international fairgoers unlock the potential of the country’s fast-growing textile market. In addition, Ho Chi Minh City’s accessibility, and Vietnam’s proximity to other leading textile-producing nations such as Bangladesh, Cambodia, China and India, make it the logical venue to host an event of this nature.”

Many international textile manufacturers have been expanding operations into Vietnam, augmenting an already strong domestic industry. According to the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS), the country’s textile and garment industry achieved staggering annual growth of 20 – 26% from 2018 – 2022. Participation in international trade agreements such as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the EU–Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), and the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF)[2], bodes well for future growth.

As one of the world’s biggest importers of textile machinery, and a consistent importer of fabrics, yarns and fibres, garment production is the cornerstone of Vietnam’s industry. The country utilises cotton and functional materials to produce casualwear, childrenswear, swimwear, workwear, and much more, with sportswear an especially fast-growing category, and high-utility garments expected to achieve high exports.

By linking textile players from across Asia, Europe and beyond with this market, VIATT 2024 is willing to play an important part in shaping the future of Vietnam’s industry. Next year’s fair will host an extensive mix of international and domestic exhibitors covering multiple textile sub-sectors, including garments, apparel fabrics and accessories, yarns and fibres, digital printing, home textiles, technical textiles and nonwovens, textile processing, textile machinery, and more.

Exhibitors and buyers can utilise the fair’s global business matchmaking service, where connections are made based on the specific needs of each party. In addition to the fair’s main function as an international trading platform, its fringe programme will facilitate participants’ networking with industry leaders and offer diverse market insights via various seminars, forums, and panel discussions.

The Vietnam International Trade Fair for Apparel, Textiles and Textile Technologies (VIATT) is organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency (VIETRADE). Covering the entire textile industry value chain, the inaugural edition will be held from 28 February – 1 March 2024 at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC), Ho Chi Minh City.

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24.03.2023

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles returns from 28 – 30 March 2023

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Spring Edition is set for a renewal. After last year’s brief pause, 283 exhibitors from 5 countries and regions will showcase their latest innovations at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) during this traditional peak sourcing period. The fair will be held concurrently with Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition, Yarn Expo Spring, CHIC and PH Value from 28 – 30 March 2023.

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Spring Edition is set for a renewal. After last year’s brief pause, 283 exhibitors from 5 countries and regions will showcase their latest innovations at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) during this traditional peak sourcing period. The fair will be held concurrently with Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition, Yarn Expo Spring, CHIC and PH Value from 28 – 30 March 2023.

Comprehensive range of products zoned for easy sourcing
The 27,000 sqm gross exhibition space in hall 5.2 will host suppliers in multiple product categories, such as bedding, towelling, table and kitchen linen, home textile technologies, and textile designs. Several product pavilions and zones will be formed to encourage efficient sourcing, with areas designated for quality bedding, towelling, feather and down duvet fillings, quilt fillings, intelligent equipment and upholstery fabric products. Buyers looking for sustainable fibres, yarns and fabrics may be interested in sourcing at the Lenzing Group’s brand new centralised Lenzing Home Textile Satellite Pavilion. With Lenzing joined by eight of its Chinese downstream manufacturers, the pavilion will showcase the various home textile applications for the Austrian company’s wood-based TENCEL™ fibres.

Other well-known international and domestic exhibitors include Cotton Council International (CCI), Zhangjiagang Coolist Life Technology, Guangdong Kulida Down, Wujiang City Yunjie Textiles, Yantai Pacific Home Fashion, Sunvim Group, and Jiangsu Goostars Hometextiles. These suppliers, and many more, will present their up-to-date products to meet the sourcing demands of buyers from different channels.

Programme
At every edition, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textile’s fringe events keep fairgoers informed on a variety of topics, allowing exhibitors and visitors alike to stay up to date with the latest market trends and make informed business decisions.

Aligning with the fair’s general direction on promoting sustainability, and to satisfy the industry’s needs, representatives from Lenzing will be holding an exclusive seminar about the e-commerce opportunities surrounding eco-friendly TENCEL™ products’ sleep enhancing qualities. Other presentations and discussions that touch on sustainability will also be available under the fair’s Textile & Technology event theme.

With consumers globally paying more attention to health issues and increasing their spending on health products, the home and contract textile industry is also a party to this rising trend. To this end, seminars discussing traditional Chinese medicine and how it relates to different health issues will be held on day one. Their crossover topics include how aromatherapy can encourage high-quality sleep, as well as an introduction on the innovation of traditional medicinal textiles.

Moreover, the well-known Chinese retailer JD.com will co-host an event that promotes home textile products made with Chinese cotton. Several talks will focus on different aspects, such as the products’ quality and the overall potential of this industry aided by government policies.

After China’s relaxation of border restrictions and other pandemic control measures, it is now easier for domestic and overseas buyers to visit their Chinese suppliers at the fairground, for the chance to touch and feel their desired products.

Foto: Messe Frankfurt / Pietro Sutera
16.03.2023

Heimtextil 2024 mit neuem Produktsegment Carpets & Rugs

Eine optimierte Hallenplanung und das neue Produktsegment Carpets & Rugs erwarten die internationalen Besucher*innen und Aussteller 2024 auf der Heimtextil, der größten und internationalsten Fachmesse für Wohn- und Objekttextilien. Die Neuerungen seien direkt auf großes Interesse und positives Feedback aus dem Markt gestoßen, so die Messe Frankfurt. Für Aussteller bietet die Heimtextil bis zum 22. März 2023 einen Early-Booking-Preis.
 
2024 werden die Halle 3 und die neue Halle 5 werden mit ans Netz genommen. Die Halle 3 wird künftig die neuesten Kollektionen aus dem Segment Wall Decoration, Textile Technology, das internationale Angebot an Textil Designern und als Highlight die Heimtextil Trends 24/25 präsentieren. Window & Interior Decoration werden in der Hallenebene 3.1 verortet, Möbelstoffe in der Halle 4. In der Halle 5.1 wird das neue Produktsegment Carpets & Rugs abgebildet. Die neue Halle ist direkt an der Via Mobile und am Übergang zur Halle 4 angebunden.

Eine optimierte Hallenplanung und das neue Produktsegment Carpets & Rugs erwarten die internationalen Besucher*innen und Aussteller 2024 auf der Heimtextil, der größten und internationalsten Fachmesse für Wohn- und Objekttextilien. Die Neuerungen seien direkt auf großes Interesse und positives Feedback aus dem Markt gestoßen, so die Messe Frankfurt. Für Aussteller bietet die Heimtextil bis zum 22. März 2023 einen Early-Booking-Preis.
 
2024 werden die Halle 3 und die neue Halle 5 werden mit ans Netz genommen. Die Halle 3 wird künftig die neuesten Kollektionen aus dem Segment Wall Decoration, Textile Technology, das internationale Angebot an Textil Designern und als Highlight die Heimtextil Trends 24/25 präsentieren. Window & Interior Decoration werden in der Hallenebene 3.1 verortet, Möbelstoffe in der Halle 4. In der Halle 5.1 wird das neue Produktsegment Carpets & Rugs abgebildet. Die neue Halle ist direkt an der Via Mobile und am Übergang zur Halle 4 angebunden.

Der 2023 eingeführte Produktbereich Fibres & Yarns für Deko- und Möbelstoffe wird ausgebaut und neben Interior.Architecture.Hospitality und Decorative & Furniture Fabrics wieder in der Halle 4.0 präsentiert. Besucher können auch zur Heimtextil 2024 weiter auf das Angebot von Smart Bedding, Beautiful Living, Bed & Bath Fashion, Asian Excellence und Asian Selection setzen. Die Hallen 10, 11 und 12 im Westgelände der Messe Frankfurt stehen zum Saisonauftakt wieder für deutsche und internationale Einkäufer*innen zur Verfügung.
 
Die Heimtextil 2024 erweitert das Portfolio um ein eigenes Produktsegment für Teppiche. Der Bereich Carpets & Rugs ist in der neuen Messehalle 5.1 zu finden. Präsentiert werden abgepasste, handgefertigte und maßangefertigte Teppiche, maschinell hergestellte Webteppiche, Matten und Sauberlaufsysteme sowie Läufer und Brücken. Abgepasste Teppiche wurden von den Herstellern bisher in unterschiedlichen Hallen präsentiert. Ab 2024 wird das Angebot dauerhaft im jährlichen Rhythmus in einem eigenen Segment zusammengefasst. Der Bereich zielt auf den internationalen Großhandel ebenso wie Bau- und Heimwerkermärkte, den Möbelhandel und Einrichtungshäuser sowie den spezialisierten Fachhandel.

„Mit der Präsentation von Teppichen in einem separaten Produktsegment schaffen wir für relevante Einkäufer*innen einen zusätzlichen Mehrwert. Diese finden Aussteller von abgepassten Teppichen zukünftig kompakt und zentral gebündelt in der neuen Messehalle 5.1. Das Angebot von textilen Bodenbelägen wird optimal in das bestehende textile Umfeld auf der Heimtextil integriert. Der neue Bereich erfährt bereits große Aufmerksamkeit. Die vergangenen Monate waren geprägt von vielfältigen Gesprächen mit Unternehmen, potenziellen Besucher*innen, Verbänden und Verlagen – von allen haben wir durchweg positives Feedback für unsere Entscheidung bekommen. Wir freuen uns, dass wir mit diesem verlässlichen jährlichen Angebot auf den Wunsch der Branche eingehen können“, so Bettina Bär, Director Heimtextil.

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13.02.2023

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles confirms August 2023

With many trade fairs restarting their event schedules worldwide, and China notably relaxing border restrictions for travellers entering the country, global industry players are looking forward to the return of the Asian home textile show.

The Autumn Edition, which is more targeted towards international participants, will take place at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) from 16 – 18 August 2023. Due to easing travel restrictions and the promising home textiles market, the organisers expect to welcome more overseas exhibitors and visitors to the upcoming show.  

With China’s reopened borders the latest step in the global home textiles industry getting back on track, international suppliers have been actively seeking ways to reinvigorate business growth stunted by the pandemic, and participating in reputable trade fairs is a common choice.

With many trade fairs restarting their event schedules worldwide, and China notably relaxing border restrictions for travellers entering the country, global industry players are looking forward to the return of the Asian home textile show.

The Autumn Edition, which is more targeted towards international participants, will take place at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) from 16 – 18 August 2023. Due to easing travel restrictions and the promising home textiles market, the organisers expect to welcome more overseas exhibitors and visitors to the upcoming show.  

With China’s reopened borders the latest step in the global home textiles industry getting back on track, international suppliers have been actively seeking ways to reinvigorate business growth stunted by the pandemic, and participating in reputable trade fairs is a common choice.

According to TexPro, the global home textiles market is expected to grow at an annual rate of 3.5% between 2020 and 2025, with the market size to reach over USD 151 billion by the end of the forecast period. Regionally, China is expected to remain the world’s largest home textiles market with a share of over 28%.

As an important sector for the home textiles industry and the global economy in general, China has announced several policies to facilitate business and trading activities that involve foreign companies. One of the most important is the ease of the travel regulations when entering the country.

735 exhibitors and over 20,000 buyers joined the previous edition, and participants can expect a comprehensive platform in autumn. The fair will comprise a wide range of home textile products, including bedding & towelling, rugs, table & kitchen linen, upholstery & curtain fabrics, editors, home textile technologies and textile design. Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Autumn Edition is organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd; the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT; and the China Home Textile Association (CHTA).

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Messe Frankfurt HK, Ltd.

30.12.2022

Trio of textile fairs rescheduled to end of March

In view of the easing of pandemic restriction policies in China, the Spring Editions of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, Yarn Expo and Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles have been moved to the new timeslot of 28 – 30 March 2023. This will allow both local and international fairgoers more time to prepare for their participation, with a higher industry turnout now expected at the three fairs. The fairs will still be located at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai where they were originally due to be held from 8 – 10 March.

Discussing the change of dates, Ms Wilmet Shea, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd explained: “After talking to our stakeholders, we believe adjusting the spring show dates to the end of March is the right move. It provides enough time for exhibitors and visitors from local and abroad to plan for the fairs and capitalise on the ample international business opportunities brought by the reopening of China’s border.”

In view of the easing of pandemic restriction policies in China, the Spring Editions of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, Yarn Expo and Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles have been moved to the new timeslot of 28 – 30 March 2023. This will allow both local and international fairgoers more time to prepare for their participation, with a higher industry turnout now expected at the three fairs. The fairs will still be located at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai where they were originally due to be held from 8 – 10 March.

Discussing the change of dates, Ms Wilmet Shea, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd explained: “After talking to our stakeholders, we believe adjusting the spring show dates to the end of March is the right move. It provides enough time for exhibitors and visitors from local and abroad to plan for the fairs and capitalise on the ample international business opportunities brought by the reopening of China’s border.”

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01.12.2022

Auftakt für Heimtextil Materialbibliothek: Interior.Architecture.Hospitality LIBRARY

Die Produktauswahl für die Interior.Architecture.Hospitality LIBRARY steht fest. Am 30. November 2022 hat die Jury über die in der LIBRARY ausgestellten Funktionstextilien auf der Heimtextil 2023 entschieden. 85 Aussteller wurden aus einer hohen Anzahl an Einreichungen ausgewählt, um ihre Produkte in der aufwendig inszenierten LIBRARY in Halle 4.0 zu präsentieren. Die Textilien werden mit dem Namen des Herstellers und der Standnummer gekennzeichnet.

Die neue Ausgabe der Materialbibliothek für Funktionstextilien stellt 2023 die Eigenschaften „schwer entflammbar“, „schalldämmend“, „lichtbeständig“, „antimikrobiell“ und „wasserabweisend“ in den Fokus. Neben der Funktionalität wurden ebenfalls das Design und die Innovation bei der Auswahl berücksichtigt. Mit Gerhard Sperling, Verband der Deutschen Heimtextilien-Industrie e.V., Jasmin Grego, GREGO Jasmin Grego & Stephanie Kühnle Architektur GmbH und Felix Diener, Marburger Tapetenfabrik, werden die Expertise eines Textilingenieurs und zweier Anwendungsexpert*innen in der Jury vereint.

Die Produktauswahl für die Interior.Architecture.Hospitality LIBRARY steht fest. Am 30. November 2022 hat die Jury über die in der LIBRARY ausgestellten Funktionstextilien auf der Heimtextil 2023 entschieden. 85 Aussteller wurden aus einer hohen Anzahl an Einreichungen ausgewählt, um ihre Produkte in der aufwendig inszenierten LIBRARY in Halle 4.0 zu präsentieren. Die Textilien werden mit dem Namen des Herstellers und der Standnummer gekennzeichnet.

Die neue Ausgabe der Materialbibliothek für Funktionstextilien stellt 2023 die Eigenschaften „schwer entflammbar“, „schalldämmend“, „lichtbeständig“, „antimikrobiell“ und „wasserabweisend“ in den Fokus. Neben der Funktionalität wurden ebenfalls das Design und die Innovation bei der Auswahl berücksichtigt. Mit Gerhard Sperling, Verband der Deutschen Heimtextilien-Industrie e.V., Jasmin Grego, GREGO Jasmin Grego & Stephanie Kühnle Architektur GmbH und Felix Diener, Marburger Tapetenfabrik, werden die Expertise eines Textilingenieurs und zweier Anwendungsexpert*innen in der Jury vereint.

„Die Interior.Architecture.Hospitality LIBRARY verschafft Besucher*innen gezielt Orientierung über alle fünf Funktionskategorien hinweg. Textilien müssen unbedingt dreidimensional erfahrbar sein, um sie im Licht live erleben zu können und mit ihren Innovationen kreativ anzuregen“, sagt Felix Diener.
Jasmin Grego erklärt: „Vergleichsmöglichkeiten zwischen Produkten zu kreieren, sehe ich als eine klare Stärke der LIBRARY-Sonderschau an. Kuratierte Einreichungen nebeneinander inszeniert zu erleben, zeigt die Bandbreite haptisch-materieller Ausgestaltungen bei gleicher Funktionalität. So wird auch Unerwartetes greifbar.“
„Entscheidend sind feststehende DIN-, EN- bzw. ISO-Normen – diese Klassifikationen bieten (Innen-)Architekt*innen technisch-funktionale Orientierung mit Tiefe: Normen sagen nicht nur aus, ob Textilien beispielsweise wasserabweisend oder lichtbeständig sind, sondern vor allem wie wasserresistent oder wie lichtecht die Stoffbeschaffenheit im
Vergleich genau ist“, fasst Gerhard Sperling zusammen.

Besucher*innen können die LIBRARY auf der Heimtextil vom 10. bis 13. Januar in Halle 4.0 live erleben. In der Mitte von Ausstellern von Decorative & Furniture Fabrics und Fibres & Yarns bietet sie für das Publikum aus dem Objektbereich einen optimalen Anlaufpunkt. Einen tieferen Einblick und Austausch ermöglichen die von den Kuratoren an den ersten beiden Messetagen angebotenen LIBRARY TOURS.

Online steht die LIBRARY das ganze Jahr unter www.textile-library.com zur Verfügung und ermöglicht einen gefilterten Überblick über die kuratierten Produkte mit unterschiedlichen Funktions- und Anwendungsprofilen.

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Messe Frankfurt

13.09.2022

Heimtextil, Techtextil und Texprocess mit neuem Führungsteam

Die Textilmessen Heimtextil, Techtextil und Texprocess der Messe Frankfurt starten zukünftig unter neuer Leitung. Bettina Bär verantwortet ab dem 15. September 2022 die Leitung des Segments Heimtextilien der Heimtextil. Meike Kern ist in der Doppelspitze der internationalen Messe für Wohn- und Objekttextilien weiterhin für das Segment Haustextilien zuständig. Bettina Bär folgt auf Sabine Scharrer, die künftig die Position als Show Director der internationalen Leitmessen Techtextil und Texprocess und das Brandmanagement übernimmt. Sie folgt damit auf Michael Jänecke, der nach über 30 Jahren bei der Messe Frankfurt am 1. Januar 2023 in den Ruhestand geht. Seit 1992 leitete er die Techtextil, 2013 übernahm er zusätzlich die Funktion als Show Director der Texprocess.

Die Textilmessen Heimtextil, Techtextil und Texprocess der Messe Frankfurt starten zukünftig unter neuer Leitung. Bettina Bär verantwortet ab dem 15. September 2022 die Leitung des Segments Heimtextilien der Heimtextil. Meike Kern ist in der Doppelspitze der internationalen Messe für Wohn- und Objekttextilien weiterhin für das Segment Haustextilien zuständig. Bettina Bär folgt auf Sabine Scharrer, die künftig die Position als Show Director der internationalen Leitmessen Techtextil und Texprocess und das Brandmanagement übernimmt. Sie folgt damit auf Michael Jänecke, der nach über 30 Jahren bei der Messe Frankfurt am 1. Januar 2023 in den Ruhestand geht. Seit 1992 leitete er die Techtextil, 2013 übernahm er zusätzlich die Funktion als Show Director der Texprocess.

Die Leitmessen für technische Textilien und Vliesstoffe sowie für die Verarbeitung von textilen und flexiblen Materialien, Techtextil und Texprocess, stehen ab dem 1. Januar 2023 unter Leitung von Sabine Scharrer. Seit 1996 ist Sabine Scharrer bei der Messe Frankfurt und arbeitete unter anderem für die technischen Auslandsmessen des Unternehmens sowie als Leitung von Konsumgütermessen, darunter die Ambiente. In ihrer neuen Rolle als Leitung der Techtextil und Texprocess möchte sie die Leitmessen in Zusammenarbeit mit den Branchenpartnern weiter international ausbauen und dabei die weltweiten Synergien der Brandveranstaltungen der Messe Frankfurt im Bereich Technical Textiles und Textile Technology heben.

Bettina Bär übernimmt ab dem 15. September die Leitung des Segments Heimtextilien der Heimtextil. Bettina Bär ist seit 2012 bei der Messe Frankfurt. In dieser Zeit fungierte sie unter anderem als Show Director im Segment der Konsumgütermessen sowie zuletzt als Show Director der Neonyt; die Messe für Mode, Nachhaltigkeit und Innovationen. Zukünftig möchte sie die Heimtextil mit neuen Ideen voranbringen, relevante Marktsegmente, darunter der Bereich Interior, Architecture und Hospitality, stärken und nachhaltige Lösungen fördern.

 

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Messe Frankfurt