Innovative Apparel Show on stage
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Themes & events at Techtextil

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

Living ob Space Werbung vor Halle 3

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

Innovative Apparel Show on stage

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

Techtextil and Texpocess Innovation Award winners 2017
Techtextil and Texpocess Innovation Award winners 2017

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.

Techtextil Symposium

Techtextil Symposium at Techtextil 2017

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.

Young innovative companies

Young innovative companies

Dynamic, exciting, full of ideas: in 2017, young innovative companies from Germany presented themselves in the promotional area hosted by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi).

Student competition “Textile Building”

Student competition “Textile Building”

The student competition “Textile Structures for New Building” is dedicated to textiles as a building material. Students and young professionals were again invited to submit practice-oriented designs for building with textiles or textile-reinforced materials. The competition was supported by Architonic, ILEK Stuttgart and Tensinet.

Texprocess Campus & Jobwall

Texprocess Campus & Jobwall

On the Techtextil and Texprocess joint special area, international universities, institutes and fashion schools will be presenting their study and teaching programmes for the textile processing industry, providing insight into current projects and offering contact with qualified and motivated young people. The Jobwall offers internships, dissertations and open positions with exhibitors at Texprocess and Techtextil.

Texprocess events

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.

Digital Textile Micro Factory

Digital Textile Micro Factory

Moving towards Industry 4.0: at Texprocess, the "Digital Textile Micro Factory” presented a live integrated production chain for textiles.

European Digital Textile Conference by WTiN

European Digital Textile Conference by WTiN

The industry information service WTiN organised the European Digital Textile Conference in cooperation with Texprocess and Techtextil for the first time.
The conference focused on digital textile printing for the functionalisation and decoration of technical textiles.

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