With its extensive supporting programme of lectures, showcases and competitions, Techtextil offers exhibitors and visitors an insight into the latest developments in the industry, as well as additional technical inspiration.
The event highlights of 2017
Special event „Living in Space“ with dedicated area
Under the title “Living in Space”, Techtextil presented the varied applications of technical textiles using space as an example in cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR). An elaborately designed special area showcased high-tech textiles and textile processing technologies for use in space.
Highlights were: a virtual reality flight to Mars and a message from ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet from the International Space Station (ISS).
“Living in Space” – 2017 impressions
At “Living in Space”, trade visitors to Techtextil learned how technical textiles and their processing can make space colonisation possible. Experience the film version of the review here.
Innovative Apparel Show
High-tech fashion on the catwalk
At Techtextil and Texprocess, international fashion and design colleges presented visionary outfits made from technical textiles and functional apparel textiles and manufactured using innovative processing technologies in the form of a fashion show. Based on the themes “Textile Effects”, “Creative Engineering” and “Smart Fashion”, young designers showcased their future-oriented designs.
Those present in 2017 included:
- Esmod Paris, France
- ESAD College of Art and Design, Matosinhos, Portugal
- Accademia Italiana, Florence, Italy
- Hochschule Trier, Germany
Innovative Apparel Show
Experience the designs of the Innovative Apparel Show in a short film.
Techtextil Innovation Award
The Techtextil Innovation Award honours unconventional ideas and promising further developments in the field of technical textiles, nonwovens and functional apparel fabrics.
The developments selected by an international jury were presented to trade visitors and journalists during the fair at the official awards ceremony and in a special show.
At the informative and visionary expert forum, international representatives from science and industry discussed current developments in technical textiles, functional apparel fabrics and their diverse applications.
Events for newcomers & start-ups
Techtextil promotes young talented people in the industry. Here, students and trainees can inform themselves and network, present young companies and start-ups and make business contacts.
Trade visitors and exhibitors at Techtextil also benefit from the supporting programme at Texprocess, which takes place at the same time. The lectures, discussions and special shows at Texprocess provide insight into the processing of textile and flexible materials.