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03.12.2021

Heimtextil from 11 - 14 January 2022 is cancelled

Against the background of the worsening pandemic situation in Germany over the past two weeks and the associated restrictions, Heimtextil, scheduled to take place in the second week of January, is cancelled. Messe Frankfurt is working with the industry to determine whether and in what form a new offering in the summer of 2022 can be organised to run parallel to the Techtextil/Texprocess trade fair duo. Later events such as Ambiente, Christmasworld, Creativeworld, Paperworld and Frankfurt Fashion Week are still planning to take place at the present time.

Against the background of the worsening pandemic situation in Germany over the past two weeks and the associated restrictions, Heimtextil, scheduled to take place in the second week of January, is cancelled. Messe Frankfurt is working with the industry to determine whether and in what form a new offering in the summer of 2022 can be organised to run parallel to the Techtextil/Texprocess trade fair duo. Later events such as Ambiente, Christmasworld, Creativeworld, Paperworld and Frankfurt Fashion Week are still planning to take place at the present time.

Due to the unforeseeable dynamics in the development of the pandemic, the reciprocal and cumulative effects of the relevant factors, as well as the extreme escalation and deterioration of the pandemic situation in Germany within a very short period of time, including the decisions taken at the Conference of Minister Presidents on 02.12.2021, the date of Heimtextil right at the beginning of the year, in the second week of January, cannot be kept. Heimtextil, the leading international trade fair for home and contract textiles, will be cancelled. Messe Frankfurt is working closely with all industry partners to find out whether and within what framework Heimtextil can be held parallel to Techtextil and Texprocess from 21 to 24 June 2022.

Heimtextil as an international trade fair has always kicked off the spring trade fair season and is the first major international trade fair in Germany directly after Christmas and New Year with exhibitors and visitors from over 135 countries. The exponential increase in the number of infections in a very short period of time and the accompanying multitude of developments and resolutions that are clearly outside the realm of influence of the organizer have led to a significant deterioration in the general conditions and necessary requirements for holding Heimtextil as a major trade fair of international relevance at this early stage. These developments include in particular the classification of Germany as a high-risk area and the associated travel warnings, international and intercontinental travel restrictions in India, Japan, the United States and Great Britain, as well as the quarantine obligation and “2G” (only with vaccinated and recovered status) requirements without recognition of the WHO vaccine list in Germany. Equally important are the steadily rising infection figures and the accompanying urgent appeal, including by the Robert Koch Institute, to reduce contacts to a minimum and to cancel all major events.

A large number of the exhibiting and visiting companies at Heimtextil are currently reacting to this with travel and trade fair attendance bans out of an obligation of concern towards their employees to protect them from health risks. The global willingness to travel is continuing to fall rapidly.

The planning and staging of the other spring trade fairs Ambiente, Christmasworld, Creativeworld and Paperworld is not affected. Due to their later dates in the year, at the end of January and mid-February respectively, these fairs are still planning to take place at the present time. Compared to Heimtextil, which is the most international trade fair at the Frankfurt location, Frankfurt Fashion Week currently has a much lower international profile and from this perspective can therefore still take place. The extremely volatile situation is continuously reviewed and evaluated in close exchange with the relevant authorities and industry partners.

Source:

Messe Frankfurt

22.11.2021

DOMOTEX cancelled in January 2022

DOMOTEX will not take place in January 2022. This was announced by Deutsche Messe AG as organizer of the leading trade show for carpets and floor coverings.

"We have been fighting for DOMOTEX together with the exhibiting companies until the very end, and have been in daily communication with the industry for months," says Sonia Wedell-Castellano, Global Director DOMOTEX, Deutsche Messe AG.

"DOMOTEX is particularly affected by the impact of the Corona pandemic, as the vast majority of DOMOTEX exhibitors and attendees come from abroad. However, given the current pandemic situation, international business travel is not expected to recover in the short term," adds Wedell-Castellano.

Just over a month ago, the organizers wanted to stage DOMOTEX in the southern part of the Hannover exhibition grounds in a compact format as a Re-Start event in three halls, thus giving the industry a chance to meet physically after almost two years of pandemic.

Wedell-Castellano: "What was considered a realistic and promising Re-Start scenario a month ago, and was also well received by the market, has proven to be no longer feasible in recent days."

DOMOTEX will not take place in January 2022. This was announced by Deutsche Messe AG as organizer of the leading trade show for carpets and floor coverings.

"We have been fighting for DOMOTEX together with the exhibiting companies until the very end, and have been in daily communication with the industry for months," says Sonia Wedell-Castellano, Global Director DOMOTEX, Deutsche Messe AG.

"DOMOTEX is particularly affected by the impact of the Corona pandemic, as the vast majority of DOMOTEX exhibitors and attendees come from abroad. However, given the current pandemic situation, international business travel is not expected to recover in the short term," adds Wedell-Castellano.

Just over a month ago, the organizers wanted to stage DOMOTEX in the southern part of the Hannover exhibition grounds in a compact format as a Re-Start event in three halls, thus giving the industry a chance to meet physically after almost two years of pandemic.

Wedell-Castellano: "What was considered a realistic and promising Re-Start scenario a month ago, and was also well received by the market, has proven to be no longer feasible in recent days."

The organizers are looking into a DOMOTEX date later in the 2022 calendar year. 

More information:
Domotex corona crisis corona virus
Source:

Deutsche Messe AG

(c) Messe Frankfurt Japan Ltd
04.11.2021

IFFT/Interior Lifestyle Living closed its doors after three successful days

IFFT/Interior Lifestyle Living has wrapped up three successful days of business at Tokyo Big Sight’s South Halls. From 18 – 20 October 2021, a total of 11,147 visitors found their way to the fairground. Assembling again for the first time since the pandemic began, 300 exhibitors from five different countries and regions welcomed visitors with an extensive and diverse selection of products in 10,390 sqm of gross exhibition space.

IFFT/Interior Lifestyle Living has wrapped up three successful days of business at Tokyo Big Sight’s South Halls. From 18 – 20 October 2021, a total of 11,147 visitors found their way to the fairground. Assembling again for the first time since the pandemic began, 300 exhibitors from five different countries and regions welcomed visitors with an extensive and diverse selection of products in 10,390 sqm of gross exhibition space.

“As the place where designers set trends and decision makers meet, IFFT/Interior Lifestyle Living has once again proven to be the premier trade fair in Japan for the entire living space,” says Mr Yasushi Kajiwara, Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt Japan Ltd. “After last year’s fair was deferred due to the pandemic, we worked hard to present industry buyers with new impulses and ideas at this edition. This included an additional focus on up-and-coming designers at dedicated zones for new talent.”
 
Fresh talent and green living
With products for the entire living space assembled at the fairground, trade buyers were once again spoilt for choice, but a number of product zones in particular were worthy of special attention.
As a new initiative for 2021, the renowned Japanese architect Mr Keiji Ashizawa gathered prospective new interior designers and their products at the highly anticipated '+Talents' Zones.
 
To maximise connections, a series of fairground tours were also arranged to bring architects closer to the best new designers and their interior products for the Japanese market. A new 'Ethical' Zone was also introduced to spotlight green living, up-cycling, fair trade, and more.

Source:

Messe Frankfurt Japan Ltd / Messe Frankfurt (HK)

26.10.2021

Crypton to introduce Crypton® Celliant®

The Crypton Companies (Crypton LLC and Nanotex LLC), leaders in high-performance fabrics for contract and residential interiors, has partnered with Hologenix®, LLC, whose CELLIANT® infrared technology is an ingredient in world-class brands across many categories. The two have collaborated to create a new textile innovation, Crypton® CELLIANT®, the first woven upholstery fabric with CELLIANT.

CELLIANT, ethically sourced minerals embedded into fibers, reflects natural body heat back to us as infrared energy. It has been clinically tested and proven to increase cellular oxygenation for improved energy, stronger performance, faster recovery, better sleep and overall enhanced wellbeing. With the tagline “easy care meets self-care,” the new Crypton CELLIANT fabric additionally offers Crypton’s performance characteristics. These include moisture-resistance, stain-resistance, spill-repellence, odor-resistance and cleanability. Both Crypton’s contract fabrics and its Crypton Home lines will offer collections of this innovative blend of Crypton performance along with CELLIANT’s energy-enhancing properties.

The Crypton Companies (Crypton LLC and Nanotex LLC), leaders in high-performance fabrics for contract and residential interiors, has partnered with Hologenix®, LLC, whose CELLIANT® infrared technology is an ingredient in world-class brands across many categories. The two have collaborated to create a new textile innovation, Crypton® CELLIANT®, the first woven upholstery fabric with CELLIANT.

CELLIANT, ethically sourced minerals embedded into fibers, reflects natural body heat back to us as infrared energy. It has been clinically tested and proven to increase cellular oxygenation for improved energy, stronger performance, faster recovery, better sleep and overall enhanced wellbeing. With the tagline “easy care meets self-care,” the new Crypton CELLIANT fabric additionally offers Crypton’s performance characteristics. These include moisture-resistance, stain-resistance, spill-repellence, odor-resistance and cleanability. Both Crypton’s contract fabrics and its Crypton Home lines will offer collections of this innovative blend of Crypton performance along with CELLIANT’s energy-enhancing properties.

Crypton CELLIANT is exclusively woven at The Crypton Mills at Broad River, the firm’s own mill in Cliffside, North Carolina, and enhanced with performance technology in its research and manufacturing facility in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, to the highest environmental standards. Like all Crypton products, Crypton CELLIANT is GREENGUARD® Gold Certified. Crypton CELLIANT will be introduced to market through distributors in early 2022.

Source:

Hologenix

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles provided vital business platform (c) Messe Frankfurt (HK) Co Ltd
25.10.2021

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles provided vital business platform

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles concluded its 27th autumn edition in early October. Held alongside four other concurrent textile shows, the fair was the only major event for this sector able to take place in China during this season, providing a much-needed business platform for 735 exhibitors and 20,106 trade buyers. The fair was held at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai).

Ms Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd expressed: “Due to the valuable cooperation of many parties and the continued support of our exhibitors and other partners, we were able to hold the fair as scheduled despite a number of challenges. Since the pandemic situation was brought under control in China last year, we have expended considerable resources to ensure our textile fairs still take place to provide trading platforms that connect the global industry. This edition was especially important as it was the only major fair to take place in the country at this time.”

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles concluded its 27th autumn edition in early October. Held alongside four other concurrent textile shows, the fair was the only major event for this sector able to take place in China during this season, providing a much-needed business platform for 735 exhibitors and 20,106 trade buyers. The fair was held at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai).

Ms Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd expressed: “Due to the valuable cooperation of many parties and the continued support of our exhibitors and other partners, we were able to hold the fair as scheduled despite a number of challenges. Since the pandemic situation was brought under control in China last year, we have expended considerable resources to ensure our textile fairs still take place to provide trading platforms that connect the global industry. This edition was especially important as it was the only major fair to take place in the country at this time.”

While a number of international exhibitors participated this year with individual booths, the Belgium Pavilion presented home and contract products and five Chinese regional pavilions from Hangzhou, Shaoxing, Huzhou, Haining, and Tongxiang also featured. Two trend forums also provided inspiration for 2022, while the IKASAS Japanese Home Design Gallery, New Voices of Top Youth Upholstery Designers City Roving Exhibition and China International Fiber Art Exhibition gave further insights into various aspects of the industry.

Fair’s fringe programme highlights sustainability, design and more
As with all of Messe Frankfurt’s textile fairs around the world, sustainability is a big focus. A number of events under this focus took place in the fair’s fringe programme, including a half day forum titled How Sustainable Fashion is Reshaping Lifestyles, with a range of innovative companies and prestigious universities participating as speakers.

The Design Talk session featured a series of presentations from leading international designers, including from China, Japan and Europe, to share their design insights. And a new concept this year, titled New Voices of Top Youth Upholstery Designers – Intertextile Upholstery Design and City Roving Exhibition, showcased the work of six groups of young local designers from across China who presented the interior design ideas of their generation through displays and a forum. And reflecting the changes that continue to accelerate in the industry, a number of e-commerce and cross-border trade events took place, including sessions from the likes of JD Home, AliExpress and Tmall.

The 2022 Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Spring Edition will take place from 9 – 11 March, while the Autumn Edition is scheduled for 23 – 25 August 2022.

During the first physical Frankfurt Fashion Week in January 2022, PREMIUM GROUP will show more novelties than ever. (c) PREMIUM GROUP
SEEK
06.10.2021

SAVE THE DATE: Frankfurt, January 2022

  • HIGHER, FASTER, FURTHER ! During the first physical Frankfurt Fashion Week in January 2022, PREMIUM GROUP will show more novelties than ever.

The anticipation is rising! With the actual move to Frankfurt in January 2022, Anita Tillmann, Jörg Arntz and the teams will not only present further developed versions of the PREMIUM and SEEK fashion fairs, but will also celebrate a major B2C festival for the first time with THE GROUND.

More than ever, the Berliners‘ passion for people and fashion, but also for business and trading, is at the heart of all their events. And where better to combine all this than in the power metropolis of Frankfurt am Main.

  • HIGHER, FASTER, FURTHER ! During the first physical Frankfurt Fashion Week in January 2022, PREMIUM GROUP will show more novelties than ever.

The anticipation is rising! With the actual move to Frankfurt in January 2022, Anita Tillmann, Jörg Arntz and the teams will not only present further developed versions of the PREMIUM and SEEK fashion fairs, but will also celebrate a major B2C festival for the first time with THE GROUND.

More than ever, the Berliners‘ passion for people and fashion, but also for business and trading, is at the heart of all their events. And where better to combine all this than in the power metropolis of Frankfurt am Main.

„No city in Germany - no city in Europe - stands for business relevance and trading power as much as Frankfurt am Main,“ explains Tillmann. „We now have a unique opportunity to actively shape the future together. PREMIUM GROUP provides the industry with the platform, the brands with the creative content. In addition, we do what we do best, introduce the right players to each other and connect them. We bring together the movers and shakers who have the same drive as we do. With this new mix of location, entertainment, creative industry and trading focus, we are creating a unique momentum after the pandemic - January is when the big deals are made and the c ourse is set for the future.“

To achieve this goal, the PREMIUM GROUP teams have also given the proven successful formats PREMIUM and SEEK a new coat of paint. More space, new areas and shorter distances provide visitors with a completely new trade event experience. Trends, brands and events can be discovered together with new and well-known partners - for the first time all in one place!

And PREMIUM, which is already entering its 19th year in January, is also showing a new side in Frankfurt. Instead of being spread out like in Station-Berlin, in Frankfurt all brands show their collections in one big hall. „We are so excited to finally unite all exhibitors in one hall. This way we create a universe with many different worlds - colorful and exciting,“ says Wiebus. „We are in close exchange with all the protagonists throughout the year and continue to develop the concepts together. The entire industry is positive about coming together in Frankfurt. Everyone is keen to experience and create something completely new! We offer the framework for this - that is our strength.“

And the Berliners have another surprise in store for the Frankfurt debut: With THE GROUND, they are organizing a large fashion festival for young end consumers for the first time. Responsible for the event concept, in addition to Tillmann, Arntz and the PREMIUM GROUP- team, is B2C expert Kai Zollhöfer, who already made the Bread & Butter by Zalando a crowd puller. “THE GROUND is a B2C festival aimed at a young, purpose-driven generation. This new generation has a strong stance on current social and environmental challenges and expects brands to reflect them. The overriding themes at THE GROUND are therefore sustainability, diversity and equality”, said Zollhöfer.

The 3-day event offers brands the opportunity to interactively exhibit purpose-driven stories and products. In addition to the thematic focus on fashion, brands from the fields of wellbeing, beauty, mobility and technology will also present innovative products and solutions.

(c) Brückner Trockentechnik GmbH & Co. KG
23.09.2021

WEIDMANN and BRÜCKNER: New standards in stenter technology

WEIDMANN GmbH in Süßen is known worldwide as a specialist for the finishing of fiber and down-proof articles and woven industrial fabrics. Customers particularly appreciate the company's reliability and flexibility with regard to their individu-al requirements, and consistently high quality of its products. The Swabian textile manufacturer finishes premium fabrics, mainly for the bedding industry, using the latest technology and in an environmentally conscious manner.

WEIDMANN GmbH in Süßen is known worldwide as a specialist for the finishing of fiber and down-proof articles and woven industrial fabrics. Customers particularly appreciate the company's reliability and flexibility with regard to their individu-al requirements, and consistently high quality of its products. The Swabian textile manufacturer finishes premium fabrics, mainly for the bedding industry, using the latest technology and in an environmentally conscious manner.

The complex production and finishing processes for high-quality fabrics require a reliable and efficient machine technology. With this in mind, WEIDMANN has always relied on the proven stenter technolo-gy from BRÜCKNER. For many decades, the German textile machinery manufacturer has been a world leader in the con-struction of production lines for the finishing of classical textiles, woven industrial  fabrics, nonwovens, glass fabrics and floor coverings. In addition to stenters, the company's production program also in-cludes coating lines, relaxation dryers, sanfor lines, continuous dyeing lines as well as ovens for the bonding of nonwovens and other special lines. All machines are produced 100% in-house in Germany.

Both companies continuously invest in new and innovative technology in order to be successful and competitive today and in the future. Only Recently, a completely newly developed BRÜCKNER stenter was installed in the ultra-modern plant at WEIDMANN. During the intensive project engineering phase it soon became clear which features are of special importance for their daily production requirements:

  • uniform moisture distribution in the machine entry and during pick-up of the specialized   chemicals in the finishing padder before the thermoprocess
  • weft-straight fabric flow with minimized residual distortion
  • very good accessibility for maintenance and daily cleaning
  • sensor technology and automation of setting parameters for energy optimization
  • heat-recovery with hot water generation for the dye house
  • the line must be fully Industry 4.0 capable
Source:

Brückner Trockentechnik GmbH & Co. KG

(c) Findeisen GmbH
23.09.2021

Findeisen: Gesündere Gebäude mit Nadelvlies

Nadelvlies als Bodenbelag hat Vorteile. Mit der Listung der Produkte von FINDEISEN im Sentinel Portal, der Suchmaschine für gesundes Bauen und Wohnen, stehen auch bei der Gesundheit die Ampeln auf Grün.

Das größte Onlineportal für gesundes Bauen, Sanieren und Renovieren zeigt zum Beispiel auch besonders emissionsarme Verlegematerialien und alle anderen für das gesunde Bauen notwendigen Produkte, sowie Experten und Referenzobjekte.

„Bodenbeläge sind wegen ihrer großen Fläche im Raum überproportional wichtig für unsere Gesundheit. Gleichzeitig sind Bodenaufbauten häufig verantwortlich für anhaltende Gerüche und gesundheitliche Probleme“, sagt Peter Bachmann, Geschäftsführer des Sentinel Haus Instituts (SHI). Mit Nadelvlies von FINDEISEN und einem abgestimmten Verlegesystem passiere das nicht, so Bachmann.

Das Sentinel Haus Institut hat die Produkte des Weltmarktführers für Nadelvlies nach strengen Kriterien geprüft. Beläge der Dachmarke FINETT sind emissionsarm und unter anderem mit dem Blauen Engel, TÜV PROFI Cert und Green Label Plus (LEED) ausgezeichnet. Damit sind sie für Bau, Sanierung und Renovierung gesünderer Gebäude besonders geeignet.

Nadelvlies als Bodenbelag hat Vorteile. Mit der Listung der Produkte von FINDEISEN im Sentinel Portal, der Suchmaschine für gesundes Bauen und Wohnen, stehen auch bei der Gesundheit die Ampeln auf Grün.

Das größte Onlineportal für gesundes Bauen, Sanieren und Renovieren zeigt zum Beispiel auch besonders emissionsarme Verlegematerialien und alle anderen für das gesunde Bauen notwendigen Produkte, sowie Experten und Referenzobjekte.

„Bodenbeläge sind wegen ihrer großen Fläche im Raum überproportional wichtig für unsere Gesundheit. Gleichzeitig sind Bodenaufbauten häufig verantwortlich für anhaltende Gerüche und gesundheitliche Probleme“, sagt Peter Bachmann, Geschäftsführer des Sentinel Haus Instituts (SHI). Mit Nadelvlies von FINDEISEN und einem abgestimmten Verlegesystem passiere das nicht, so Bachmann.

Das Sentinel Haus Institut hat die Produkte des Weltmarktführers für Nadelvlies nach strengen Kriterien geprüft. Beläge der Dachmarke FINETT sind emissionsarm und unter anderem mit dem Blauen Engel, TÜV PROFI Cert und Green Label Plus (LEED) ausgezeichnet. Damit sind sie für Bau, Sanierung und Renovierung gesünderer Gebäude besonders geeignet.

 „Ungeprüfte Bauprodukte und Raumausstattungen bergen das Risiko gesundheitlicher Beeinträchtigungen wie Kopfschmerzen, Allergien, gereizten Schleimhäuten, chronischen Erkrankungen und anhaltender Geruchsbelastungen“, betont Bachmann. Öffentliche und gewerbliche Investoren legen immer größeren Wert auf eine gute und gesunde Raumluft im Gebäude, da ist der Bodenbelag als eines der letzten Gewerke mitentscheidend.

Nicht nur in stark frequentierten Gebäuden wie Büros, Schulen, Hotels und öffentlichen Gebäuden verbessert Nadelvlies zudem die Raumakustik. Der textile Bodenbelag verringert durch seine schallabsorbierende Wirkung die Nachhallzeiten und reduziert auch den Trittschall entscheidend. Gleichzeitig hält der Belag aus hochwertigem und strapazierfähigem Polyamid Staub fest bis zum nächsten Saugen. Bei regelmäßiger Reinigung mit einem geeigneten Staubsauger profitieren Hausstauballergiker von diesen Eigenschaften, bestätigt von Deutschen Asthma- und Allergiker Bund DAAB.

Bei allen Teppichböden von FINDEISEN besteht die Rückenschicht zu 100 Prozent aus Recyclingfasern. Ein weiteres Plus in Sachen Nachhaltigkeit bietet die Kollektion FINETT DIMENSION: Die Polyamidfasern der Nutzschicht bestehen überwiegend aus Rizinusöl. Der nachwachsende Rohstoff macht den Belag, den es als Fliesen, Planken und Bahnenware gibt, besonders dimensionsstabil: Er verändert bei Schwankungen der Temperatur und Luftfeuchtigkeit kaum seine Maße. FINETT DIMENSION kommt deshalb ohne bedenkliche Schwerbeschichtung aus und kann wiederaufnehmbar verlegt werden. Das macht sowohl die Verlegung wie auch den Austausch einzelner Elemente oder ganzer Flächen besonders einfach. Die Ressourceneinsparung gegenüber herkömmlichen Teppichfliesen liegt bei rund 70 Prozent. Ebenfalls 70 Prozent geringer ist der notwendige Klebstoffeinsatz. Da die verwendete Haftfixierung beim Entfernen des Belages am Boden verbleibt, ist zudem das Recycling deutlich einfacher.

Source:

Sentinel Haus Institut GmbH

Bemberg™ by Asahi Kasei at Filo to unveil its smart DNA story that meet contemporary consumer needs (c) Bemberg™
Waxewul proposal using Bemberg™.
15.09.2021

Bemberg™ by Asahi Kasei at Filo to unveil its smart DNA story that meet contemporary consumer needs

  • FILO, 29th-30th September 2021, booth C5

Bemberg™ by Asahi Kasei has been invited to showcase at Filo fair, the international exhibition of orthogonal weaving yarns for clothing and furnishings, circular knitwear and technical textiles, in a new special area, a dedicated open space reserved to sustainable fibers that will allow visitors to discover all their production cycle and performances, in full relax and transparency.

Bemberg™, an exceptional fiber made from the smart-tech transformation of cotton linters pre-consumer materials and converted through a traceable and transparent closed loop process, will brings to Filo its history, experience, know-how and market partnerships to prove its versatility and design-driven look and touch Last but not least we are talking about a true circular economy-oriented ingredient, with certified sustainable performance: Bemberg™ is biodegradable and compostable material as verified by the INNOVHUB 3rd party test and it has GRS (Global Reycled Standard) certification from Textile Exchange proving recycling authenticity.

  • FILO, 29th-30th September 2021, booth C5

Bemberg™ by Asahi Kasei has been invited to showcase at Filo fair, the international exhibition of orthogonal weaving yarns for clothing and furnishings, circular knitwear and technical textiles, in a new special area, a dedicated open space reserved to sustainable fibers that will allow visitors to discover all their production cycle and performances, in full relax and transparency.

Bemberg™, an exceptional fiber made from the smart-tech transformation of cotton linters pre-consumer materials and converted through a traceable and transparent closed loop process, will brings to Filo its history, experience, know-how and market partnerships to prove its versatility and design-driven look and touch Last but not least we are talking about a true circular economy-oriented ingredient, with certified sustainable performance: Bemberg™ is biodegradable and compostable material as verified by the INNOVHUB 3rd party test and it has GRS (Global Reycled Standard) certification from Textile Exchange proving recycling authenticity.

Bemberg™ application history starts with high-quality suit lining, but today we can find it in many other applications such as fashion couture, outerwear, innerwear, bedding, and sportswear where its amazing unique touch and quality is offering a distinctive performance.

And to prove all of this, Bemberg™ will be at Filo showing some selected fabric innovation, and three responsible-driven designers representing different and complementary part of contemporary consumer wardrobe: ZEROBARRACENTO, Maurizio Miri and WAXEWUL - who have all chosen Bemberg™ fiber to create special collections. Three different ways to see and represent how sustainability and style – even if completely different ones – together can be highly successful, performing and interesting to the new consumer.

ZEROBARRACENTO, a gender-neutral emerging outerwear brand focusing on zero-waste product development, selects Bemberg™ for two fundamental reasons: firstly, from a stylistic point of view for its extreme versatility: in the various collections we have adopted it to create Kimonos, padded jackets, wrap dresses as well as for the interiors of our garments, which are intended to be soft embraces for total physical and mental comfort. The second but no less important reason is that this fibre has circular values in line with their zero-waste commitment.

The concept of the brand "Maurizio Miri" has a strong personality and a clear intent: to create a product that stimulates the wearer towards beauty. A garment should not simply be worn, but it has also to create a perfect symbiosis with the person wearing it and generate an exchange of positive energies. The purpose is to make the individual feel in perfect harmony with their own image. With this aim in mind, the designer selects extremely precious Bemberg™ linings for their sophisticated tailor jackets. 

Finally, WAXEWUL, a brand of sartorial clothing and artisan accessories with an urban-afro soul that has environmental and social sustainability as its basic ethics. WAXEWUL will bring to Filo its brand-new product, the J_Hood Bag: a doubleface jacket with a comfortably removable hood that can be transformed into a finely hidden doubleface bag. An exclusive, innovative and sustainable garment with minimal impact on the environment made of BemBAZIN™ - a new generation of bazin created, patented and produced by Brunello which is composed by the high-tech and responsible fibers of Bemberg™ - on one side and of wax on the other, traceable and certified, guaranteeing a reduction in waste (two jackets in one) and a long-life cycle.

Photo: Centa-Star
25.08.2021

CENTA-STAR introduces Product with CELLIANT®

Materials science innovation pioneer Hologenix, LLC, whose CELLIANT® infrared technology is an ingredient in brands across many categories, has another important partner, bedding specialist Centa-Star. Based in Stuttgart, Germany and available throughout Europe, Centa-Star has introduced a new line of “Regeneration” duvets and pillows infused with CELLIANT mineralized fibers.  

Regeneration products, thanks to CELLIANT, are thermo-regulating with maximum breathability, promoting stronger performance, faster recovery and better sleep.

CELLIANT thermo-reactive minerals absorb the body heat and convert it into infrared energy, which is reflected back to the body.  The resulting temporary increase in blood flow and local circulation helps regulate body temperature and increases tissue oxygen. This leads to a more restful, restorative sleep as well as faster recovery and stronger performance.

Materials science innovation pioneer Hologenix, LLC, whose CELLIANT® infrared technology is an ingredient in brands across many categories, has another important partner, bedding specialist Centa-Star. Based in Stuttgart, Germany and available throughout Europe, Centa-Star has introduced a new line of “Regeneration” duvets and pillows infused with CELLIANT mineralized fibers.  

Regeneration products, thanks to CELLIANT, are thermo-regulating with maximum breathability, promoting stronger performance, faster recovery and better sleep.

CELLIANT thermo-reactive minerals absorb the body heat and convert it into infrared energy, which is reflected back to the body.  The resulting temporary increase in blood flow and local circulation helps regulate body temperature and increases tissue oxygen. This leads to a more restful, restorative sleep as well as faster recovery and stronger performance.

Centa-Star Regeneration products are available online throughout Europe in selected department stores in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, including KaDeWe Berlin, Betten Rid in Munich, Karstadt or Kaufhof stores, in well-sorted furniture shops, in upscale specialist shops.

More information:
Centa-Star Bedding sleep industry
Source:

Sarah P. Fletcher Communications

19.08.2021

News von der STF

Die STF ist zurück aus der Sommerpause und auf die Studierenden wartet ein spannendes halbes Jahr mit einem neuen Jahresthema, darunter zahlreiche Events, wie die Modenschau der Swiss Textile Collection, die am 26. August stattfindet.

Neben den Bachelor-Studienfächern Fashion Design & Technology, Textile Design & Technology und Textile Business Management begrüßt die STF in diesem Jahr die erste Klasse, die mit der Ausbildung zum Bachelor in Interior Design startet. Als schweizweit bisher einzige Bildungsstätte, bietet die STF diesen international anerkannten Abschluss zusammen mit ihrer Partneruniversität der University of West London (UWL) zentral in Zürich an.

 

Die STF ist zurück aus der Sommerpause und auf die Studierenden wartet ein spannendes halbes Jahr mit einem neuen Jahresthema, darunter zahlreiche Events, wie die Modenschau der Swiss Textile Collection, die am 26. August stattfindet.

Neben den Bachelor-Studienfächern Fashion Design & Technology, Textile Design & Technology und Textile Business Management begrüßt die STF in diesem Jahr die erste Klasse, die mit der Ausbildung zum Bachelor in Interior Design startet. Als schweizweit bisher einzige Bildungsstätte, bietet die STF diesen international anerkannten Abschluss zusammen mit ihrer Partneruniversität der University of West London (UWL) zentral in Zürich an.

 

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STF Schweizerische Textilfachschule

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04.08.2021

Autumn Editions of Intertextile Shanghai and Yarn Expo postponed

In light of recent Covid-19 cases in China, the Autumn Editions of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles and Yarn Expo will be rescheduled to 9 – 11 October 2021. The fairs were originally due to take place at the end of August at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai).

Ms Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd explained: “To comply with the government guidelines for pandemic containment and following discussions with our stakeholders, we have made the decision to postpone the fairs from their original August timing. To allow our exhibitors and buyers as much time as possible to plan ahead, we have already confirmed new dates with the fairground for the three concurrent fairs: 9 – 11 October.”

In light of recent Covid-19 cases in China, the Autumn Editions of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles and Yarn Expo will be rescheduled to 9 – 11 October 2021. The fairs were originally due to take place at the end of August at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai).

Ms Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd explained: “To comply with the government guidelines for pandemic containment and following discussions with our stakeholders, we have made the decision to postpone the fairs from their original August timing. To allow our exhibitors and buyers as much time as possible to plan ahead, we have already confirmed new dates with the fairground for the three concurrent fairs: 9 – 11 October.”

“I would like to thank the participants of all three fairs for their understanding and ongoing support as we continue to operate in uncertain times. We remain dedicated to providing a quality international trading platform for three sectors for the autumn / winter sourcing season, and our overseas suppliers will still be able to participate through our hybrid exhibition scheme if they are unable to be in Shanghai in-person.”

Exhibitors or visitors with any queries about these fairs should email textile@hongkong.messefrankfurt.com, or visit the fairs’ respective websites:
•    Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics: https://intertextileapparel.hk.messefrankfurt.com/
•    Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles: https://intertextilehome.hk.messefrankfurt.com/
•    Yarn Expo: www.yarnexpochina.com

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics is co-organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd; the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT; and the China Textile Information Centre. The co-organisers of Yarn Expo are Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT. Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles is co-organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd; the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT; and the China Home Textile Association (CHTA).

Schoeller Textil AG
22.07.2021

Schoeller Textil AG: PFC-free, water-repellent ecorepel® technology further developed

  • ecorepel® Dry Cleaning Resistant – ecological water repellency that is PFC-free and dry cleaning resistant

In recent years, the textile industry has developed significantly in terms of environmentally-friendly water repellency. Many manufacturers have already successfully replaced textile finishes containing fluorocarbons with fluorocarbon-free (PFC-free) finishes.

Nevertheless, many textiles equipped with alternative finishes are reaching their limits in performance. Especially when it comes to materials that are subject to heavy wear or require a special type of care.

  • ecorepel® Dry Cleaning Resistant – ecological water repellency that is PFC-free and dry cleaning resistant

In recent years, the textile industry has developed significantly in terms of environmentally-friendly water repellency. Many manufacturers have already successfully replaced textile finishes containing fluorocarbons with fluorocarbon-free (PFC-free) finishes.

Nevertheless, many textiles equipped with alternative finishes are reaching their limits in performance. Especially when it comes to materials that are subject to heavy wear or require a special type of care.

The PFC-free, water-repellent ecorepel® technology launched by schoeller® in 2012 has now been further developed to allow for successful application on textiles and apparel that are “dry clean only.”
ecorepel® DCR achieves impressive water-repellency results, even after several home launderings and professional dry cleaning cycles. The resistance to professional dry cleaning refers to the F-cleaning symbol, which stands for a recommended cleaning process for sensitive fabrics using hydrocarbon solvents. In addition, tests show that materials finished with ecorepel® DCR are highly resistant to abrasion and scuffing.

ecorepel® DCR technology is now available for licensing and can be used in a variety of applications, such as outdoor, sport and fashion apparel, as well as upholstery fabrics.

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Schoeller Textil AG

Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd
22.07.2021

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles: Offering online sourcing again

Asia’s leading international trade fair for home and contract textiles returns for its 27th edition next month, offering suppliers and buyers a much needed boost with physical and virtual participation options. Buyers around the world can source from over 800 exhibitors both during the 25 – 27 August show period and online after the fair.

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Autumn Edition will open next month following successful in-person editions last August and this March. This year the fair will be held concurrently with Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, Yarn Expo Autumn, PH Value and CHIC at the National Exhibition and Convention Center.

Asia’s leading international trade fair for home and contract textiles returns for its 27th edition next month, offering suppliers and buyers a much needed boost with physical and virtual participation options. Buyers around the world can source from over 800 exhibitors both during the 25 – 27 August show period and online after the fair.

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Autumn Edition will open next month following successful in-person editions last August and this March. This year the fair will be held concurrently with Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, Yarn Expo Autumn, PH Value and CHIC at the National Exhibition and Convention Center.

To better cater to the needs of those who cannot travel to Shanghai, last year’s online buyer service returns again in 2021. Livestream presentations specific to product categories will be conducted each day of the fair, with online buyers able to communicate dynamically with the exhibitors, or follow up with them after the fair. An online matching programme will also be offered again, with buyers able to arrange virtual meetings with their desired exhibitors during and after the fair. For those buyers able to attend the fair in-person, a VIP buyer programme a free business matching service is offered.

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Autumn Edition 2021 will be held concurrently with Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Autumn Edition, Yarn Expo Autumn, PH Value and CHIC at the National Exhibition and Convention Center. 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).

Dibella's initiative to reduce carbon dioxide emissions (c) Heppner
16.07.2021

Dibella's initiative to reduce carbon dioxide emissions

Dibella's long-standing forwarding partner Hamacher was taken over by the sustainably committed logistics specialist Heppner at the end of 2018. The new constellation takes Dibella another step further in terms of climate-neutral transport: the logistics company, which originates from France, focuses on the environmentally friendly transport of goods and is investing heavily in a carbon dioxide-neutral vehicle fleet.

Dibella's long-standing forwarding partner Hamacher was taken over by the sustainably committed logistics specialist Heppner at the end of 2018. The new constellation takes Dibella another step further in terms of climate-neutral transport: the logistics company, which originates from France, focuses on the environmentally friendly transport of goods and is investing heavily in a carbon dioxide-neutral vehicle fleet.

"With our first sustainability report, we introduced the monitoring of our carbon dioxide emissions. It turned out that the transport of our textiles produces the most climate gases. We have therefore consistently switched to sea freight and almost without exception do not ship goods by air. However, we still see a need for optimisation from the port of Rotterdam to the customer or to our warehouse. After the takeover of our long-standing forwarding partner Hamacher by the logistics specialist Heppner, there is now a breath of fresh air in our climate-friendly delivery initiative. The company is committed to environmentally friendly transports and a low-emission vehicle fleet. Together we now want to look for solutions to make the "last miles" of our deliveries climate gas neutral," says Ralf Hellmann, Managing Director of Dibella.

Departure into a clean future
Spedition Heppner, with its origins in Alsace, is a family-owned company with worldwide operations and 3,320 employees handling more than 72 million freight items annually. More than a decade ago, the logistics specialist began recording the carbon dioxide emissions released by its fleet of vehicles and steadily reducing them by switching to environmentally friendly energy sources. With a mix of gas, bio-fuel and electric drive, the discharge of greenhouse gases caused by the company's trucks is to be reduced by twenty percent by the year 2025. By 2050, the entire fleet should be diesel-free. To achieve a carbon dioxide-neutral footprint, Heppner is also testing hybrid forms of transport (rail, inland waterways, truck) as well as alternative delivery options (cargo bike).

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Dibella GmbH

(c) Autoneum
14.07.2021

Autoneum: Carpets even more eco-friendly

Autoneum carpet systems already meet high standards of sustainable mobility due to their high content of recycled fibers. Thanks to an alternative backcoating (ABC) process, Autoneum carpets are now becoming even more environmentally friendly: By replacing the latex commonly used in standard backcoatings with thermoplastic material, the recyclability of carpets at the end of product life is further  improved. In addition, the innovative manufacturing process greatly reduces water and energy consumption and thus CO2 emissions in production.

Autoneum carpet systems already meet high standards of sustainable mobility due to their high content of recycled fibers. Thanks to an alternative backcoating (ABC) process, Autoneum carpets are now becoming even more environmentally friendly: By replacing the latex commonly used in standard backcoatings with thermoplastic material, the recyclability of carpets at the end of product life is further  improved. In addition, the innovative manufacturing process greatly reduces water and energy consumption and thus CO2 emissions in production.

Lightweight, textile-based carpet technologies such as Di-Light or Relive-1 significantly improve the environmental performance of carpets. For example, Di-Light-based carpets consist of up to 97% recycled PET; aside from that, they are around 20% lighter than conventional needlepunch carpets, thus contributing to lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions from vehicles. In addition, Autoneum needlepunch carpets are now even more sustainable thanks to the innovative ABC process, which uses a thermoplastic adhesive instead of latex in the backcoating: Unlike latex, thermoplastic adhesives can be heated and melted down together with the carpet components made of pure PET at the end of the product life cycle, which facilitates recycling considerably. Furthermore, since the fibers of the thermoplastic mono-material are easier to open, carpet cut-outs can be reclaimed more easily, thereby reducing the consumption of natural resources as well as waste volumes and thus CO2 emissions. The environmental  performance of Autoneum’s needlepunch carpets, which already contain a high proportion of recycled PET, is thus further improved.

Moreover, backcoatings without latex improve the sustainability of carpets not only thanks to better recyclability at the end of the product life cycle. Since the application of the thermoplastic adhesive using the innovative ABC process consumes significantly less energy than the production of latexbased backcoatings and does not require any water at all, the environmental impact can already be minimized in the manufacturing process. Additionally, thermoplastic adhesives developed in-house by Autoneum will open up new possibilities in the future for adapting backcoatings to the individual needs of vehicle manufacturers in terms of their acoustic performance, stiffness and abrasion resistance.

Models from various customers in Europe and North America are already equipped with latex-free needlepunch carpets from Autoneum. In the near future, backcoatings with thermoplastic adhesives will also be used for Autoneum’s tufted carpets. Production of the new, even more sustainable generation of tufted carpets is scheduled to start in early 2022.

Monforts: A complete finishing line upgrade for Wülfing (c) A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG / AWOL Media
A completely new joint control system joins the two machines seamlessly.
06.07.2021

Monforts: A complete finishing line upgrade for Wülfing

Wülfing GmbH is one of the oldest but also one of the most modern home textiles companies in Germany, with its main weaving and finishing operations located in Borken, North Rhine-Westphalia, and a further jacquard weaving mill in Steinfurt, as well as with a making up and packaging plant in the Czech Republic.

At its Borken plant, Wülfing has employed a Monforts sanforizing line since 2009 to guarantee the required dimensional stability and shrink-fastness of its high quality bed linen. With a working width of over three metres, the sanforizing process is a central pillar in the production of typical wide-width cotton fabrics for home textiles.

In 2017, the company was able to acquire a second Monforts sanforizing line from another company which, although built in 2005, had been virtually unused. It was overhauled and installed behind a Monforts equalizing frame of a similar age.

“Unfortunately, the two machines had to be operated separately via individual controls and did not represent an integrated unit,” says Schulte-Mesum. “This resulted in deficits in the desired productivity and in the control technology.”

Wülfing GmbH is one of the oldest but also one of the most modern home textiles companies in Germany, with its main weaving and finishing operations located in Borken, North Rhine-Westphalia, and a further jacquard weaving mill in Steinfurt, as well as with a making up and packaging plant in the Czech Republic.

At its Borken plant, Wülfing has employed a Monforts sanforizing line since 2009 to guarantee the required dimensional stability and shrink-fastness of its high quality bed linen. With a working width of over three metres, the sanforizing process is a central pillar in the production of typical wide-width cotton fabrics for home textiles.

In 2017, the company was able to acquire a second Monforts sanforizing line from another company which, although built in 2005, had been virtually unused. It was overhauled and installed behind a Monforts equalizing frame of a similar age.

“Unfortunately, the two machines had to be operated separately via individual controls and did not represent an integrated unit,” says Schulte-Mesum. “This resulted in deficits in the desired productivity and in the control technology.”

Wülfing consulted with Monforts on a number of upgrade options and opted for a completely new joint control system to merge the two machines, as well as a new connecting inlet, a tensioning and damping field and a steaming unit.

“Monforts provided a fast and precise erection and commissioning of the technology in spite of the difficult pandemic circumstances,” says Schulte-Mesum. “The result has been an increase in production speeds by 20% and enhanced uniformity in fabric width through a much improved guidance system.

“We are also achieving energy savings as a result of the new control and drive technology and operation has been simplified and improved as a result of the unified control. We benefit from simplified access for maintenance work such as the grinding of the rubber blanket, but most of all we have greatly improved our flexibility and now have two almost identical Monforts sanforizing lines.”

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A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG / AWOL Media

© Schmitz Textiles
01.07.2021

Schmitz Textiles: Restrukturierung statt Liquidation

Schmitz Textiles wird umfassend restrukturiert. Eine Liquidation ist abgewendet – 106 Arbeitsplätze sind gerettet. Darauf haben sich der Betriebsrat und die Geschäftsführung beim Emsdettener Textilhersteller geeinigt. Die angestrebte Neuausrichtung sieht eine Konzentration auf die Produktion von Outdoor-Geweben vor.

Das Familienunternehmen wird unter demselben Namen und neuer Ausrichtung weitergeführt. Zukünftig konzentriert sich der Textilhersteller auf seine Kernkompetenz: die Herstellung von UV- und wetterbeständigen Polyester-Geweben. Entsprechend liegt der Fokus auf der Produktion von Markisen-, Zelt-, Maritim-, Verdeckstoffen. „Damit stellen wir Schmitz Textiles zukunftssicher auf, da wir in diesem Bereich einer der marktführenden Produzenten sind“, so Dan Schmitz, Geschäftsführer der Holdinggesellschaft Schmitz-Werke GmbH + Co. KG. „Das bedeutet im Klartext aber auch, dass wir uns von den Marken drapilux und mobiltex verabschieden.“

Schmitz Textiles wird umfassend restrukturiert. Eine Liquidation ist abgewendet – 106 Arbeitsplätze sind gerettet. Darauf haben sich der Betriebsrat und die Geschäftsführung beim Emsdettener Textilhersteller geeinigt. Die angestrebte Neuausrichtung sieht eine Konzentration auf die Produktion von Outdoor-Geweben vor.

Das Familienunternehmen wird unter demselben Namen und neuer Ausrichtung weitergeführt. Zukünftig konzentriert sich der Textilhersteller auf seine Kernkompetenz: die Herstellung von UV- und wetterbeständigen Polyester-Geweben. Entsprechend liegt der Fokus auf der Produktion von Markisen-, Zelt-, Maritim-, Verdeckstoffen. „Damit stellen wir Schmitz Textiles zukunftssicher auf, da wir in diesem Bereich einer der marktführenden Produzenten sind“, so Dan Schmitz, Geschäftsführer der Holdinggesellschaft Schmitz-Werke GmbH + Co. KG. „Das bedeutet im Klartext aber auch, dass wir uns von den Marken drapilux und mobiltex verabschieden.“

Aus für Indoor-Textilien
Bisher bot der Textilproduzent mit der bekannten Marke drapilux umfassende, intelligente textile Lösungen für den Innenbereich von Objekten an. Angesichts hoher Lohn- und Energiekosten sowie zunehmend strengerer Regularien kämpfte das Familienunternehmen jedoch seit Langem darum, sich am Markt zu behaupten und sich rentabel und zukunftsfähig aufzustellen. Nachdem mehrere Sanierungsversuche in den vergangenen Jahren nicht zum erhofften wirtschaftlichen Erfolg geführt hatten, geriet das Unternehmen 2020 durch die Corona-Pandemie weiter in eine wirtschaftliche Schieflage. „So schade es auch ist, sich von der Sparte Objekttextilien zu verabschieden – es ist im Sinne des Unternehmens und der Perspektive für die Beschäftigten am Standort Emsdetten die richtige Entscheidung“, führt Axel Pelzer, seit Februar 2021 Geschäftsführer bei Schmitz Textiles, aus.

106 Arbeitsplätze gerettet
Weitere Voraussetzung für die Neuausrichtung sind die Reduktion der Belegschaft und Entgeltkürzungen der verbleibenden Mitarbeitenden. Dafür einigten sich Betriebsrat und Geschäftsführung auf einen Sozialplan und einen Interessenausgleich. „Das ist ein hoher Preis für die meisten Beteiligten. Aber nur so konnten wir eine Liquidation abwenden“, sagt Axel Pelzer. Man habe im Vorfeld verschiedene Szenarien geprüft und die erzielte Einigung sei der einzige Weg, eine Zukunft für Schmitz Textiles zu ermöglichen. „Die Einigung ist ein großes Entgegenkommen von beiden Seiten. Dafür möchte ich mich bei beiden Parteien bedanken. Mit der Konzentration haben wir die Chance, das Unternehmen weiterzuführen und bieten 106 Kolleginnen und Kollegen, darunter vier Auszubildenden, eine Perspektive“, ergänzt Dan Schmitz.

Doch die Arbeit, Schmitz Textiles neu aufzustellen, beginne erst jetzt, gibt Dan Schmitz zu bedenken. In den kommenden Wochen wird der Textilhersteller intensiv an der Restrukturierung arbeiten. So werden beispielsweise Kostenparameter grundlegend neugeordnet. Hinzu kommen geplante Umbaumaßnahmen, die Anpassung der Prozesse und Systeme sowie eine Neuordnung der Räumlichkeiten auf dem Betriebsgelände. Gleichzeitig geht es darum, bestehende Kundenverträge zu bedienen und die Produktion aufrecht zu erhalten. „Auch in der Phase des Umbruchs können sich unsere Kunden auf uns verlassen“, resümiert Schmitz.

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30.06.2021

Umweltzeichen Blauer Engel für Textilien nimmt an Frankfurter Modemesse Neonyt teil

  • Blauer Engel gibt verlässliche Orientierung für den Konsum nachhaltiger Textilien
  • Neonyt erneut digital vom 5. bis 9. Juli 2021

Das staatliche Umweltzeichen Blauer Engel für Textilien (DE-UZ 154) ist dieses Jahr erneut mit einem virtuellen Stand auf der Frankfurter Modemesse Neonyt vertreten, die digital vom 5. bis zum 9. Juli stattfinden wird. Das Ziel der Messe lautet, einen Transformationsprozess der Textil- und Modebranche einzuleiten und die Industrie zu wandeln: Modethemen wie Ästhetik, Trends, Lifestyle sollen mit Nachhaltigkeit, Digitalisierung und Innovation verschmelzen. Der Blaue Engel unterstützt dieses Anliegen: Produkte, die mit dem Umweltzeichen für Textilien zertifiziert sind, erfüllen hohe Umweltstandards. Sie wurden ohne gesundheitsgefährdende Chemikalien hergestellt und weisen gute Gebrauchseigenschaften auf.

  • Blauer Engel gibt verlässliche Orientierung für den Konsum nachhaltiger Textilien
  • Neonyt erneut digital vom 5. bis 9. Juli 2021

Das staatliche Umweltzeichen Blauer Engel für Textilien (DE-UZ 154) ist dieses Jahr erneut mit einem virtuellen Stand auf der Frankfurter Modemesse Neonyt vertreten, die digital vom 5. bis zum 9. Juli stattfinden wird. Das Ziel der Messe lautet, einen Transformationsprozess der Textil- und Modebranche einzuleiten und die Industrie zu wandeln: Modethemen wie Ästhetik, Trends, Lifestyle sollen mit Nachhaltigkeit, Digitalisierung und Innovation verschmelzen. Der Blaue Engel unterstützt dieses Anliegen: Produkte, die mit dem Umweltzeichen für Textilien zertifiziert sind, erfüllen hohe Umweltstandards. Sie wurden ohne gesundheitsgefährdende Chemikalien hergestellt und weisen gute Gebrauchseigenschaften auf.

Hersteller, Unternehmen und Marken, die ihre Produkte mit dem Blauen Engel zertifizieren, leisten damit nicht nur einen Beitrag für eine nachhaltigere Gestaltung der Modeindustrie, sondern erleichtern auch Verbraucher*innen eine ökologische Kaufentscheidung. Das Siegel stellt Anforderungen an den gesamten Produktionsweg und deckt sowohl Natur- als auch Kunstfasertextilien ab.

Die Teilnahme des Umweltzeichens Blauer Engel für Textilien bedeutet somit nicht nur die Möglichkeit das eigene Zeichen zu bewerben, sondern auch mit Textil- und Modeexpert*innen, Kreativen, Labels und Fashion Week-Neulingen in Diskurs zu treten. Als Vertreterin des Blauen Engels nimmt Frau Dr. Kristin Stechemesser vom Umweltbundesamt an einer Gesprächsrunde zum Thema Siegel und Zertifizierung teil. Diskutiert werden hier unter anderem Fragen zur Zielgruppe des Blauen Engels für Textilen, zu aktuellen und künftigen Herausforderungen für Labels im Textilbereich sowie zu Wachstumschancen und Hemmnissen für nachhaltige Mode.

Die Veranstaltung ist interdisziplinär angelegt, Partner*innen aus Politik, Handel, Industrie und Medien haben ihr Programm gemeinsam entworfen. Pandemiebedingt wird es auch dieses Jahr digital durchgeführt und per Stream übertragen. Nach Beendigung der Messe werden alle Talks, Master Classes, Keynotes und Präsentationen online zur Verfügung stehen.

21.06.2021

Düsseldorf Fashion Days: Wirtschaftsförderung stärkt Mode- und Einzelhandelsstandort

Die vor wenigen Wochen im Rahmen des DFD Festivals gestartete Händlerinitiative zur Förderung des Düsseldorfer Handels verzeichnet bisher Anmeldungen von rund 100 Marken, Händlern, Hotels und Galerien. Zahlreiche Aktivierungen wie Pop-Up-Stores, Schaufensteraktionen und dezentrale Fashionplattformen schaffen eine aufregende Orderwoche mit Festivalcharakter.

Am 21. Juli bis zum 28. Juli 2021 startet das Orderbusiness in Düsseldorf mit einer umfassenden Standort-Initiative unter der etablierten Dachmarke DFD – Düsseldorf Fashion Days. Wichtigster Tag für Shoppingbegeisterte und den Einzelhandel ist Samstag, der 24. Juli mit dem sogenannten „Shopping Day“ – lange einkaufen bis 22 Uhr. Aufgrund der hohen Nachfrage sind Anmeldungen für interessierte Händler, Gastronomen und Hoteliers noch bis zum 2. Juli 2021 möglich.

Die vor wenigen Wochen im Rahmen des DFD Festivals gestartete Händlerinitiative zur Förderung des Düsseldorfer Handels verzeichnet bisher Anmeldungen von rund 100 Marken, Händlern, Hotels und Galerien. Zahlreiche Aktivierungen wie Pop-Up-Stores, Schaufensteraktionen und dezentrale Fashionplattformen schaffen eine aufregende Orderwoche mit Festivalcharakter.

Am 21. Juli bis zum 28. Juli 2021 startet das Orderbusiness in Düsseldorf mit einer umfassenden Standort-Initiative unter der etablierten Dachmarke DFD – Düsseldorf Fashion Days. Wichtigster Tag für Shoppingbegeisterte und den Einzelhandel ist Samstag, der 24. Juli mit dem sogenannten „Shopping Day“ – lange einkaufen bis 22 Uhr. Aufgrund der hohen Nachfrage sind Anmeldungen für interessierte Händler, Gastronomen und Hoteliers noch bis zum 2. Juli 2021 möglich.

„Wir freuen uns sehr, dass sich Düsseldorfs bekannteste Einkaufsorte Sevens, die Schadowarkaden, sowie Jades genauso beteiligen wie Concept-Stores wie Live Lab und namenhafte Highstreet-Größen wie Breuninger, Peek & Cloppenburg, Ansons, C&A, Hunkemöller und H&M,“ sagt Theresa Winkels, Amtsleiterin der Wirtschaftsförderung. „Auch die Kooperation zwischen ausgewählten Kunstgalerien und Designer*innen im Rahmen des DFD Festivals ist bislang einzigartig“, heißt es weiter.

Das Mode- und Kunstfestival „strike a pose“ bündelt zeitgleich erstmalig mit einem umfassenden Programm zwei Schwerpunkte, die die Region auszeichnen, Mode und Kunst. Des Weiteren beleben Schaufenster des Kompetenzzentrums für Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft (KomKuK) mit diversen inspirierenden Kooperationen das Stadtbild. Düsseldorfer Mode- und Kunstliebhaber*innen dürfen sich in der Lorettostraße, der Friedrichstraße und am Marktplatz auf einen Schaufensterbummel der besonderen Art freuen. Alle Akteure aus Mode, Lifestyle, Event, Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft sind eingeladen, sich mit Aktionen am Festival zu beteiligen, die Anmeldung ist auch hier noch bis zum 2. Juli möglich.

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