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Free Hiker Made To Be Remade FW21
21.10.2021

adidas: Journey to Circularity with FW 2021 Collection

2050 is the year when adidas plans to achieve climate neutrality. It’s also the year when it’s expected that our oceans will contain more plastic than fish, that is, if we don’t act now. Adidas' solution to help end plastic waste and achieve climate neutrality? Sustainable innovation.

Last year adidas announced the Three Loop Strategy – their roadmap to help end plastic waste. At the heart of this is Circular Loop – Made To Be Remade.

The concept behind Made To Be Remade (MTBR) is simple: when one piece of plastic has fulfilled its purpose, it must be remade to fulfil another. Their attitude is that the end of one thing equates to the beginning of the next, and that their products’ lives can be extended by remaking them into new products.

Adidas' Circular Loop creation process has come a long way since they introduced FUTURECRAFT.LOOP – their first running shoe made to be remade – in 2019. From what started as a beta program of just 200 pairs has developed into a concept within the business that spans across multiple categories and in April this year saw the first commercial launch – Ultraboost Made To Be Remade.

2050 is the year when adidas plans to achieve climate neutrality. It’s also the year when it’s expected that our oceans will contain more plastic than fish, that is, if we don’t act now. Adidas' solution to help end plastic waste and achieve climate neutrality? Sustainable innovation.

Last year adidas announced the Three Loop Strategy – their roadmap to help end plastic waste. At the heart of this is Circular Loop – Made To Be Remade.

The concept behind Made To Be Remade (MTBR) is simple: when one piece of plastic has fulfilled its purpose, it must be remade to fulfil another. Their attitude is that the end of one thing equates to the beginning of the next, and that their products’ lives can be extended by remaking them into new products.

Adidas' Circular Loop creation process has come a long way since they introduced FUTURECRAFT.LOOP – their first running shoe made to be remade – in 2019. From what started as a beta program of just 200 pairs has developed into a concept within the business that spans across multiple categories and in April this year saw the first commercial launch – Ultraboost Made To Be Remade.

Ultraboost Made To Be Remade will see the next generation released in November this year (2021). The shoe will be created in part from the previous generation. Featuring a torsion bar that contains 25% reused content from the Futurecraft Loop Gen 2.

W21 will see another adidas icon join the MTBR family - Stan Smith Made To Be Remade. Just like the Ultraboost model, Stan Smith MTBR has been created entirely from TPU – from laces to midsole and everything in between.

Adidas’s best-loved Outdoor products are also receiving the MTBR treatment. Alongside Stan Smith MTBR, October will welcome the TERREX Free Hiker Made To Be Remade, featuring a TPU knitted upper and TPU outsole, making it the first TERREX hiking shoe to use the technology. The shoe will be accompanied by the launch of the TERREX Made To Be Remade Anorak – their second-generation prototype following on from the FW20 FUTURECRAFT.LOOP Anorak, which will be commercially available in 2022.

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Photo: norda: DSMPMPR010
14.07.2021

norda™: Flagship product with DSM’s bio-based Dyneema® fiber

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, confirmed the introduction of the first seamless trail running shoe made with bio-based Dyneema® fiber by norda™, a Canadian shoe brand.

Designed for runners by runners, norda™ was founded under the mission to empower athletes to unlock their peak potential through innovation and cutting-edge technology. The brand’s flagship product, norda™001, utilizes bio-based Dyneema® fiber to enhance performance and sustainability in a lightweight construction.

The shoe upper is seamlessly constructed with Dyneema® fabric, which benefits from the intrinsic properties of Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber™. Dyneema® fiber is engineered at the molecular level to provide high strength, low weight, waterproof and breathable properties – fusing the technical performance of ultra-light materials with aesthetic design that does not sacrifice strength or durability.

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, confirmed the introduction of the first seamless trail running shoe made with bio-based Dyneema® fiber by norda™, a Canadian shoe brand.

Designed for runners by runners, norda™ was founded under the mission to empower athletes to unlock their peak potential through innovation and cutting-edge technology. The brand’s flagship product, norda™001, utilizes bio-based Dyneema® fiber to enhance performance and sustainability in a lightweight construction.

The shoe upper is seamlessly constructed with Dyneema® fabric, which benefits from the intrinsic properties of Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber™. Dyneema® fiber is engineered at the molecular level to provide high strength, low weight, waterproof and breathable properties – fusing the technical performance of ultra-light materials with aesthetic design that does not sacrifice strength or durability.

In addition to the increased foot stability and wearer comfort of the upper, Dyneema® fibers are also used to increase abrasion resistance and stretch in the shoe laces – providing four times the level of strength when compared to standard lace materials like nylon and polyester.

“When we set out to create the norda™ 001, our mission was to design an ultra-strong and durable high performance trail running shoe, and do it as sustainably as possible,” states Willamina and Nick Martire, Co-Founders, norda™. “To achieve our goal, we had to look outside of the standard materials used by the footwear industry. We realized the properties of bio-based Dyneema® beat everything available today.”

In line with DSM’s commitment to protect people and the environment they live in, bio-based Dyneema® boasts the same exact performance as conventional Dyneema® with a carbon footprint that is 90 percent lower than generic HMPE. Sourced from renewable, bio-based feedstock, DSM’s latest advancement in fiber technology uses the mass balance approach to further reduce the reliance on fossil fuel based resources, while still contributing to a more circular economy.

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EMG for DSM

ATSKO: Durable care for outdoor equipment (c) ATSKO
22.06.2021

ATSKO: Durable care for outdoor equipment

To ensure that outdoor clothing and equipment can remain in use for a long time, the right care is crucial. The cleaning and impregnation products from ATSKO preserve and protect the fabric - and nature, too.

The outdoor season has begun - hikers, trail runners, bikers, campers and many others are now drawn back out into nature. To make sure that functional clothing and gear are optimally prepared for every situation, they should be regularly cleaned, cared for and impregnated, especially when the waterproofing starts to wear off or dirt stains affect the fabric. Thorough cleaning and care at the end of the season also ensure that the outdoor equipment survives storage in the basement or attic undamaged and can develop its full performance again next year. For almost 90 years, the US manufacturer ATSKO has been developing sustainable products for the most extreme outdoor challenges. ATSKO stands for moisture protection as well as waterproofing and conditioning agents for shoes, clothing and outdoor accessories that maintain functionality and extend service life. Thanks to their natural ingredients, ATSKO products are sustainable and protect nature.

To ensure that outdoor clothing and equipment can remain in use for a long time, the right care is crucial. The cleaning and impregnation products from ATSKO preserve and protect the fabric - and nature, too.

The outdoor season has begun - hikers, trail runners, bikers, campers and many others are now drawn back out into nature. To make sure that functional clothing and gear are optimally prepared for every situation, they should be regularly cleaned, cared for and impregnated, especially when the waterproofing starts to wear off or dirt stains affect the fabric. Thorough cleaning and care at the end of the season also ensure that the outdoor equipment survives storage in the basement or attic undamaged and can develop its full performance again next year. For almost 90 years, the US manufacturer ATSKO has been developing sustainable products for the most extreme outdoor challenges. ATSKO stands for moisture protection as well as waterproofing and conditioning agents for shoes, clothing and outdoor accessories that maintain functionality and extend service life. Thanks to their natural ingredients, ATSKO products are sustainable and protect nature.

ATSKO is best known for three brands in particular: SNO-SEAL® Bees Wax is used to care for and protect leather shoes and leather products and is based on natural beeswax. SILICONE WATER-GUARD® spray protects functional textiles and equipment from moisture and wear and is breathable. Since 1982, SPORT-WASH© has become the leading detergent for high-performance sportswear and functional clothing. All products are also available in practical travel sizes that can be easily taken on tour or on vacation.

18.04.2021

BDSE Handelsverband Schuhe: Lockdown bringt den Schuhhandel an den Rand der Existenz

Abgesehen von kurzen und regional unterschiedlichen Öffnungsphasen, meist nur mit vorheriger Terminvereinbarung, durfte der stationäre Fachhandel seine Ladentüren in diesem Jahr noch nicht öffnen. Jeden Monat, in dem der stationäre Schuhhandel geschlossen bleiben muss, gehen rund 700 Millionen Euro Umsatz verloren.  Nach den Verkaufssaisons Frühjahr/Sommer 2020 und Herbst/ Winter 2020/21 ist dies nun die dritte Saison in Folge, in der die Unternehmen auf einem großen Teil ihrer eingekauften Ware sitzen bleiben und hohe Verluste einfahren werden. Allein in den ersten drei Monaten dieses Jahres hat der stationäre Schuhfachhandel pandemiebedingt und im Vergleich zur Vorcorona-Zeit schätzungsweise 1,5 Milliarden Umsatz eingebüßt.

Abgesehen von kurzen und regional unterschiedlichen Öffnungsphasen, meist nur mit vorheriger Terminvereinbarung, durfte der stationäre Fachhandel seine Ladentüren in diesem Jahr noch nicht öffnen. Jeden Monat, in dem der stationäre Schuhhandel geschlossen bleiben muss, gehen rund 700 Millionen Euro Umsatz verloren.  Nach den Verkaufssaisons Frühjahr/Sommer 2020 und Herbst/ Winter 2020/21 ist dies nun die dritte Saison in Folge, in der die Unternehmen auf einem großen Teil ihrer eingekauften Ware sitzen bleiben und hohe Verluste einfahren werden. Allein in den ersten drei Monaten dieses Jahres hat der stationäre Schuhfachhandel pandemiebedingt und im Vergleich zur Vorcorona-Zeit schätzungsweise 1,5 Milliarden Umsatz eingebüßt.

Da die staatlichen Hilfen bei weitem nicht reichen, zahlreiche Schuhhäuser sogar gänzlich leer ausgehen, werden viele Schuhhäuser den langanhaltenden Lockdown kaum überleben können. Nach einer aktuellen Handelsbefragung des HDE gehen 58 Prozent der Schuhfach-händler davon aus, dass sie ohne weitere staatliche Hilfen ihr Geschäft noch in diesem Jahr aufgeben müssen! Bei gut 3.000 Unternehmen mit rund 10.000 Stores sind empfindliche Lücken in unseren Innenstädten zu befürchten, zumal die wirtschaftliche Situation im Beklei-dungshandel ähnlich dramatisch ist.

Deutliche Verschiebung der Absatzkanäle
Die Pandemie führte im Schuhmarkt zu einer deutlichen Verschiebung der Marktanteile der Absatzkanäle. Eindeutiger Krisengewinner ist der Onlinehandel, der im vergangenen Jahr seinen Marktanteil nach BDSE-Berechnungen von 26 Prozent auf 34 Prozent ausbauen konnte. Gewachsen sind nicht nur die Online Pure Player wie bspw. Zalando, sondern auch die Online-Umsätze der Multichannel-Schuhhändler mit stationären Wurzeln, die ihren digitalen Vertriebsweg in den vergangenen 12 Monaten mangels Alternativen zum Teil kräftig ausbauten. Wie überhaupt viele kleine und mittelgroße Schuhgeschäfte in der Zeit des Shutdowns neue digitale Kommunikationskanäle zu ihren Kunden sich erschlossen oder ihre digitalen Tools aus Servicegründen weiter optimiert haben. Deren Online-Verkäufe, oftmals über Online-Marktplätze und -Plattformen getätigt, vermochten aber bei weitem nicht die Umsatz- und Renditeverluste des stationären Geschäfts auszugleichen. Aber sie konnten darüber zumindest den Kundenkontakt halten und versuchen, überschaubare Teile ihrer Warenüberhänge trotz Öffnungsverbot abzusetzen.

Rückläufiges Marktvolumen
Die Kanalverschiebungen finden in einem insgesamt rückläufigen Markt statt. Denn die Verbraucher halten sich mit ihren Konsumausgaben Corona-bedingt auch bei Schuhen aktuell zurück. Nach vorläufigen BDSE-Berechnungen schrumpfte das Marktvolumen bei Schuhen in 2020 um 13,5 Prozent auf 10,2 Mrd. Euro. Zwar konnte der Online- und Katalogversandhandel bei Schuhen um 15 Prozent zulegen, doch gingen in dieser Zeit dem stationären Schuhhandel rund 23 Prozent seiner Umsätze verloren. Neben den Schuhfachgeschäften mussten auch andere Vertriebsformen des Einzelhandels, die dem Lockdown unterlagen, bei ihren Schuhumsätzen zweistellige Einbußen verkraften, so beispielsweise die Schuhsortimente der Kauf- und Warenhäuser und jene der Bekleidungsgeschäfte.

"Schuhhandel muss wieder öffnen dürfen"
Die Schuhbranche hofft auf eine Nachbesserung der Corona-Hilfen. Dies insbesondere auch im Zuge der anstehenden Änderung des Infektionsschutzgesetzes, das mit einer Verlängerung der Lockdownphase und verschärften regionalen Öffnungsszenarien verbunden sein wird. Wenn schon der Nonfood-Handel diesen Kraftakt zur Eindämmung der Pandemie leisten soll, dann müsse der Staat auch für einen fairen Schadensausgleich sorgen. Wobei aus Sicht des BDSE und durch wissenschaftliche Studien des RKI, der TU Berlin und der Berufsgenossenschaft belegt sei, dass die Ansteckungsgefahr im Einzelhandel – insbesondere bei Beachtung der gängigen Abstands- und Hygienevorschriften – ausgesprochen gering sei.

Vor diesem Hintergrund fordern die Handelsverbände, dass bei der Novellierung des Infektionsschutzgesetzes und den weiteren Corona-Maßnahmen das Problem bei der Wurzel gepackt wird. Gesetzgeber und Behörden sollten sich auf die wirklich wirksamen Lösungen zur Eindämmung der Pandemie konzentrieren und nicht auf Wirtschaftsbereiche, die nach wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen kaum Effekte auf das Infektionsgeschehen haben. Hinzu komme beim Verkauf von Schuhen der Gesundheitsaspekt einer fachkundigen Beratung. Denn nicht nur bei Babys und Kindern, deren Füße in bestimmten Altersklassen rasch und innerhalb nur eines Jahres über mehrere Schuhgrößen hinweg wachsen, ist mit Blick auf die Passform eine qualifizierte und zeitnahe Beratung beim Schuhkauf sehr wichtig. Sondern auch bei Erwachsenen sei gut passendes Schuhwerk gesundheitlich geboten, nicht zuletzt um Fußdeformationen, Nervenschmerzen und Fehlhaltungen mit entsprechenden orthopädischen Folgeschäden vorzubeugen. Auch aus diesem Grund, und sich auf ein Urteil des Bayerischen Verwaltungsgerichtshofes vom 31. März dieses Jahres stützend, hat der BDSE unlängst nicht nur die Öffnung der Kinderschuhgeschäfte, sondern die Öffnung aller Schuhfachgeschäfte gegenüber Bund und Ländern gefordert.

Unabhängig davon kämpft der BDSE seit Monaten gemeinsam mit den Landesverbänden und dem HDE für eine Verbesserung der staatlichen Überbrückungshilfen. Noch immer erhalten viele kleine inhabergeführte Geschäfte, aber auch die großen Schuhfilialisten, überhaupt keine Überbrückungshilfen, um die aktuelle Krise zu überstehen. Und für die allermeisten jener Schuhgeschäfte, für die Hilfsgelder in den Fördermaßnahmen vorgesehen sind, reichen diese nicht aus, um die schließungsbedingten Verluste auch nur annähernd zu decken und die Unternehmen finanziell ausreichend zu entlasten.

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BDSE Handelsverband Schuhe anlässlich der Gallery SHOES & FASHION April 2021

Swiss weaving machinery manufacturers are in the forefront of novel application development ©Stäubli
Multilayer Aramid
17.03.2021

Swiss weaving: Fabrics of the future

  • Swiss weaving machinery manufacturers are in the forefront of novel application development

Shoes and electronic calculators are probably not the first products people would associate with the textile weaving process. But they certainly signpost the future for woven fabrics, as two examples of the ever-wider possibilities of latest technology in the field. Fashion and function already combine in the increasing popularity of woven fabrics for shoes, and this is a present and future trend. Calculators in fabrics? That’s another story of ingenious development, using so-called ‘meander fields’ on the back and keys printed on the front of the material.

  • Swiss weaving machinery manufacturers are in the forefront of novel application development

Shoes and electronic calculators are probably not the first products people would associate with the textile weaving process. But they certainly signpost the future for woven fabrics, as two examples of the ever-wider possibilities of latest technology in the field. Fashion and function already combine in the increasing popularity of woven fabrics for shoes, and this is a present and future trend. Calculators in fabrics? That’s another story of ingenious development, using so-called ‘meander fields’ on the back and keys printed on the front of the material.

These glimpses of the outlook for modern weavers are among the highlights of developments now being pioneered by Swiss textile machinery companies. All weaving markets require innovation, as well as speed, efficiency, quality and sustainability. Member firms of the Swiss Textile Machinery Association respond to these needs at every point in the process – from tightening the first thread in the warp to winding the last inch for fabric delivery. They also share a common advantage, with a leading position in the traditional weaving industry as well as the expertise to foster new and exciting applications.

Technology and research cooperation
The concept of a ‘textile calculator’ was developed by Jakob Müller Group, in cooperation with the textile research institute Thuringen-Vogtland. Müller’s patented MDW® multi-directional weaving technology is able to create the meander fields which allow calculator functions to be accessed at a touch. A novel and useful facility, which suggests limitless expansion.

Today, the latest woven shoes are appreciated for their precise and comfortable fit. They score through their durability, strength and stability, meeting the requirements of individual athletes across many sports, as well as leisurewear. Stäubli is well known as a leading global specialist in weaving preparation, shedding systems and high-speed textile machinery. Its jacquard machines offer great flexibility across a wide range of formats, weaving all types of technical textiles, lightweight reinforcement fabrics – and shoes.

It’s possible to weave new materials such as ceramics, mix fibers such as aramid, carbon and other, and produce innovative multi-layers with variable thicknesses. Such applications put special demands on weaving machines which are fulfilled by Stäubli high-performance TF weaving systems.

Great weaving results are impossible without perfect warp tension, now available thanks to the world-leading electronic warp feeding systems of Crealet. Some market segments in weaving industry today demand warp let-off systems which meet individual customer requirements. For example, the company has recognized expertise to understand that geotextile products often need special treatment, as provided by its intelligent warp tension control system. Individual and connective solutions are designed to allow external support via remote link. Crealet’s warp let-off systems are widely used in both ribbon and broadloom weaving, for technical textiles applied on single or multiple warp beams and creels.

Functional, sustainable, automated
Trends in the field of woven narrow fabrics are clearly focused on functionality and sustainability. The Jakob Müller Group has already embraced these principles – for example using natural fibers for 100% recyclable labels with a soft-feel selvedge. It also focuses as much as possible on the processing of recycled, synthetic materials. Both PET bottles and polyester waste from production are recycled and processed into elastic and rigid tapes for the apparel industry.

For efficient fabric production environments, it is now recognized that automated quality solutions are essential. Quality standards are increasing everywhere and zero-defect levels are mandatory for sensitive applications such as airbags and protective apparel.

Uster’s latest generation of on-loom monitoring and inspection systems offers real operational improvements for weavers. The fabric quality monitoring prevents waste, while the quality assurance system significantly improves first-quality yield for all applications. Protecting fabric makers from costly claims and damaged reputations, automated fabric inspection also removes the need for slow, costly and unreliable manual inspection, freeing operators to focus on higher-skilled jobs.

Smart and collaborative robotics (cobots) offer many automation possibilities in weaving rooms. Stäubli’s future oriented robotics division is a driver in this segment with first effective installations in warp and creel preparation.

Control and productivity
Willy Grob’s specialized solutions for woven fabric winding focus on reliable control of tension, keeping it constant from the start of the process right through to the full cloth roll. Continuous digital control is especially important for sensitive fabrics, while performance and productivity are also critical advantages. In this regard, the company’s large-scale batching units can provide ten times the winding capacity of a regular winder integrated in the weaving machine.

The customized concept by Grob as well as design and implementation result in great flexibility and functionality of the fabric winding equipment – yet another example of Swiss ingenuity in textile machinery.  
There is even more innovation to come in weaving – and in other segments – from members of the Swiss Textile Machinery Association in future! This confident assertion is founded on an impressive statistic: the 4077 years of experience behind the creative power of the association’s member firms. It’s proof positive that their developments grow out of profound knowledge and continuous research.

The Mayer & Cie. management trio: Benjamin Mayer, Sebastian Mayer and Marcus Mayer (from l. to r.) (c) Mayer & Cie. The Mayer & Cie. management trio: Benjamin Mayer, Sebastian Mayer and Marcus Mayer (from l. to r.)
22.03.2019

Mayer & Cie. at ITMA: Focus on sport and new customer experiences

Albstadt-based circular knitting machine manufacturer Mayer & Cie. (MCT) is exhibiting at this year’s leading textile and garment technology trade fair ITMA with the slogan “Stay a winner. With Mayer & Cie.” The focus of the company’s presentation will be on sport. Sportswear, active leisurewear and sports shoes are increasingly made of circular knitted fabrics and the long-established German firm has the right machines to cater for this trend. Mayer & Cie. is also going for the improved customer experiences that consistent digitization makes possible.

For years global demand for circular knitted goods has increased continuously. An important growth driver is the sportswear and sports fashion sector, including sports shoes. According to Euromonitor the market segment grew by about seven per cent per year between 2013 and 2017. By 2017 Euromonitor estimated its total market value to be around USD 78 billion. Lightweight synthetic fibres, new patterns and attractive functionalities are the key requirements in this area.

Albstadt-based circular knitting machine manufacturer Mayer & Cie. (MCT) is exhibiting at this year’s leading textile and garment technology trade fair ITMA with the slogan “Stay a winner. With Mayer & Cie.” The focus of the company’s presentation will be on sport. Sportswear, active leisurewear and sports shoes are increasingly made of circular knitted fabrics and the long-established German firm has the right machines to cater for this trend. Mayer & Cie. is also going for the improved customer experiences that consistent digitization makes possible.

For years global demand for circular knitted goods has increased continuously. An important growth driver is the sportswear and sports fashion sector, including sports shoes. According to Euromonitor the market segment grew by about seven per cent per year between 2013 and 2017. By 2017 Euromonitor estimated its total market value to be around USD 78 billion. Lightweight synthetic fibres, new patterns and attractive functionalities are the key requirements in this area.

Mayer & Cie. can already fulfil many requirements with a portfolio of machines considered to be the largest in the industry. Lightweight mesh structures, often requested for running shirts, are a speciality of the IG 3.2 QCe interlock machine, for example. Jacquard machines from the OVJA family, in contrast, are suitable for the manufacture of shoe uppers. Compared with the conventional methods flat knitting and warp knitting, circular knitting scores points for productivity and significantly shorter set-up times.

Series production of the Spinit 3.0 E spinning and knitting machine has been under way since the end of 2018. It combines two previously separate processes – spinning and knitting – in one machine. That saves time, space and energy compared with conventional manufacturing processes. Mayer & Cie. has already won several awards for this approach, the latest being the Innovation Prize for the Climate and the Environment (IKU) that the Federal Environment Ministry and the Confederation of German Industry (BDI) award every other year. The company is presenting at ITMA its further developments of this machine.

Along with machine development Mayer & Cie. has set itself another target for ITMA and thereafter: to improve the customer experience, a task of which Sebastian Mayer is in charge. His responsibilities at Mayer & Cie. are for corporate development and digitization. Digitization of the company’s extensive customer and machinery know-how is currently under way. Customers will be able to see and test the initial results at ITMA. Available for testing will be the new Web shop, linked with an analogue model of the high-bay warehouse in Albstadt-Tailfingen, and machine maintenance by means of HoloLens.

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Mayer & Cie. GmbH & Co. KG

14.06.2018

BRIGHT FUTURE: THE SKATE LEGENDS ARE BACK IN TOWN

From 3-5 July BRIGHT welcomes big names, young talents and influential media from the skateboarding community, to share old tales and tell exciting new stories. From b2b2c: the whole skate universe is invited to explore the latest streetwear, hero brands, entertaining skate action and the energy of a big 3-day celebration – all for the love of skateboarding. Here‘s a round-up:

ADIDAS SKATEBOARDING X SKATEDELUXE
To celebrate the blending of culture and community, this summer adidas Skateboarding and Skatedeluxe are joining forces. At BRIGHT the collaboration will be celebrated on a specifically designed street course open to the public! The whole community is invited to experience the latest product release surrounded by special activities such as skate sessions at the skate course, art installations and brand experiences.

SUPPORT THE SKATE COMMUNITY WITH LONG LIVE SOUTHBANK
BRIGHT is more than happy to welcome LLSB with an incredible exhibition from Southbank‘s five decades of history, with pieces of art donated to the campaign by the likes of the Gonz, Ed Templeton, Pontus and many more expected.

From 3-5 July BRIGHT welcomes big names, young talents and influential media from the skateboarding community, to share old tales and tell exciting new stories. From b2b2c: the whole skate universe is invited to explore the latest streetwear, hero brands, entertaining skate action and the energy of a big 3-day celebration – all for the love of skateboarding. Here‘s a round-up:

ADIDAS SKATEBOARDING X SKATEDELUXE
To celebrate the blending of culture and community, this summer adidas Skateboarding and Skatedeluxe are joining forces. At BRIGHT the collaboration will be celebrated on a specifically designed street course open to the public! The whole community is invited to experience the latest product release surrounded by special activities such as skate sessions at the skate course, art installations and brand experiences.

SUPPORT THE SKATE COMMUNITY WITH LONG LIVE SOUTHBANK
BRIGHT is more than happy to welcome LLSB with an incredible exhibition from Southbank‘s five decades of history, with pieces of art donated to the campaign by the likes of the Gonz, Ed Templeton, Pontus and many more expected.

LLSB is a community group set up to campaign for the world-famous Southbank Skate Spot in the centre of London, UK. Having saved the space from destruction in 2014, LLSB is now fundraising €900,000 to restore legendary sections of the space special to skateboarders around the world.

HANDS ON WITH NATIVE TEENAGE STUDIO
Contemporary culture cannot exist solely through the sharing go digital “lifestyles”: in collaboration with Berlin-based photographer Johannes Böttge‘s own project NATIVE TEENAGE and contributors from the art, music and photography scene, NATIVE TEENAGE STUDIO showcases an all-day workshop format (3-5 July) at BRIGHT’s b2c area. While it focuses on transforming a broad spectrum of visual stimulation, information and communication into physical space, it aims to bridge gaps in generations and groups, translating them into curiosities.

EMPOWERING WOMEN IN SKATEBOARDING
Meet Clara Knör & Laura Kaczmarek who will exhibit their latest work at BRIGHT!

DC X BRIGHT OPENING PARTY
DC Shoes proudly presents BRIGHT´s official Opening Party at Wilde Renate. Including highly entertaining skate action by global heads and local top dogs. Supported by notorious hip-hop DJs, a sizzling BBQ, cold beers and drinks, bright sunshine and – of course – the guests themselves, who are in town during Berlin Fashion Week – you and your friends are invited! 3 JULY | 5:30 PM | WILDE RENATE

RIDE HIGH WITH IRIEDAILY
The winner takes it all with a juicy cash reward, at the contest for the highest wallride brought to you by Berlin‘s own IRIEDAILY. Free booze and fun for free minds.

CPH OPEN VIBE
CPH Open is taking the show on the road – to Berlin! CPH-BER is going down this August, and to heat the city up a bit, CPH Open is spreading the vibes at BRIGHT – you’re invited!

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PREMIUM Exhibitions GmbH

Trevira CS Stoffwettbewerb 2018 © Trevira GmbH
Trevira CS Stoffwettbewerb 2018
25.01.2018

Trevira's CS Joint Booth at the 2018 Heimtextil trade fair a tremendous succes

At this year's Heimtextil, which took place from 9-12 January in Frankfurt, Trevira impressed visitors with a brand new fair concept. The company worked together with sixteen of its biggest customers to create a joint booth covering 1,305 square metres of Hall 4.2, drawing a large crowd.

Head of Marketing, Anke Vollenbröker, explained, "Thanks to our new approach and booth concept, we were able to present our brand Trevira CS in an open and welcoming manner plus highlight the good relationship we have with our customers."

Trevira CEO Klaus Holz added, "We are really pleased with the very positive feedback we have had from all sides in response to our grand Trevira CS joint booth. We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the booth's success. The extremely positive market reaction has reassured us that this is a concept we can build on in the future."

At this year's Heimtextil, which took place from 9-12 January in Frankfurt, Trevira impressed visitors with a brand new fair concept. The company worked together with sixteen of its biggest customers to create a joint booth covering 1,305 square metres of Hall 4.2, drawing a large crowd.

Head of Marketing, Anke Vollenbröker, explained, "Thanks to our new approach and booth concept, we were able to present our brand Trevira CS in an open and welcoming manner plus highlight the good relationship we have with our customers."

Trevira CEO Klaus Holz added, "We are really pleased with the very positive feedback we have had from all sides in response to our grand Trevira CS joint booth. We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the booth's success. The extremely positive market reaction has reassured us that this is a concept we can build on in the future."

A Trevira exhibition formed the centrepiece of the joint booth, showcasing the winning fabrics from the 2018 Trevira CS Creativity Competition, which this year featured "Colour" as its major theme. At the heart of the display, visitors could find out more about Trevira with the help of twelve tablets providing information in a variety of formats, including a staff presentation and a flyer about the new Trevira Sinfineco® brand.

Encircling this core and thereby completing the joint booth concept, sixteen major customers grouped their individual stands around this centrepiece to display their own new Trevira CS collections for residential and contract usage. The customers joining Trevira to create the booth were Baumann Dekor Ges.m.b.H., Engelbert E. Stieger AG, FIDIVI Tessitura Vergnano S.p.A., Georg + Otto Friedrich, Jenny Fabrics AG, Johan van den Acker Textielfabriek B.V., Mattes & Ammann GmbH & Co. KG, Pugi R.G. S.R.L., Spandauer Velours GmbH & Co. KG, SR Webatex GmbH / Getzner Textil AG, Swisstulle AG, Tessitura Mario Ghioldi & C. srl, Torcitura Fibre Sintetiche S.p.A., Torcitura Lei Tsu S.r.l. / Ilcat S.p.A., Vlnap a.s. / Wagenfelder Spinning Group and Wintex S.r.l..

Another major section of the Trevira booth was dedicated to the world of acoustics. Increasingly, customers are (re)discovering textiles as a way to significantly improve the quality of room acoustics, and this part of the booth also attracted numerous visitors.

A special highlight at the joint booth were the Trevira CS sports shoes, worn by Trevira staff as a key element of the brand's trade fair outfit. The shoes are an Adidas Originals Special Edition of the iconic Stan Smith Silhouette, which Adidas manufactured in cooperation with Kvadrat.

In keeping with annual tradition, the new Trevira CS Gold and Silver Club members were announced during the Heimtextil fair. The new members were presented with their awards at a formal ceremony on Tuesday evening (9 January).