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Econogy – Sustainability and Techtextil

In a world of constant change, sustainable production and action becomes a constant. Techtextil promotes sustainability with a range of interesting actions and gives green pioneers a platform. Our icon reliably guides you to exhibitors with sustainable solutions during the trade fair.

Econogy Finder

Find your way around quickly and easily: our online directory lists all suppliers of sustainable products. The stands of the Techtextil exhibitors concerned are also marked with clearly recognisable Econogy signs.

Econogy Talks

Join the conversation. Our Econogy Talks at the Techtextil Forum are the platform for certifiers, industry experts and NGOs. They talk about solutions, best practices and challenges of the industries around sustainable aspects and impulses.

Econogy Tours

Independent experts organize informative tours and guide interested visitors to exhibitors with sustainable solutions. This creates an intensive industry exchange between exhibitors, experts and visitors about the latest green innovations and visionary ideas.

Nature Performance

Our Techtextil special area for natural fibres and materials as well as bio-based fibres and materials with sustainable functional properties for a wide range of applications. Here, inspiring exhibitors present the exciting performance of their bio-based or natural materials and fibres and showcase their innovations. All interested visitors to Techtextil 2024 can experience state-of-the-art, alternative, recyclable and sustainable materials in the special area.

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Special presentation Future Materials „Regenerative? Moving Beyond Sustainability“

As another highlight of the area, the renowned trend and future agency FranklinTill curated a global showcase of cutting-edge Future Materials – textiles and materials to illustrate the principles of regenerative design. FranklinTill honours visionary designers, innovative manufacturers and environmentally conscious producers presenting exciting material innovations under the title “Regenerative? Moving Beyond Sustainablilty”.

New: Econogy Best Practices for recycling


Circular and recycling approaches are gaining increasing significance across all sectors. The juried special shows, 'Econogy Best Practices - samples of recyclable and recycled fibers & yarns' (located in Hall 9.1) and 'Econogy Best Practices - samples of recyclable & recycled textile materials' (located in Hall 12.1), will unveil the hidden treasures for the apparel industry that can be reclaimed from what was once considered waste, as well as which materials are recyclable.

The selection was judged by Jan Lappere (Centexbel), Karl Borgschulze (CSI), Prof. Thomas Gries (RWTH Aachen) and Claudia Som (Empa).

Both showcases will feature successful real-world examples, showcasing the potential of recyclable and recycled fibers and materials.

Additionally, numerous exhibitors will be showcasing their latest recycling technologies and solutions.

Econogy – Orientation, know-how and transparency

Econogy Logo

"Econogy" stands for all sustainability activities of Messe Frankfurt's Texpertise Network across international trade fairs and provides orientation. The term "Econogy" combines economy and ecology in one word and shows how decisive sustainability is today for the economic success of a company: Sustainability is increasingly becoming an integral part of all entrepreneurial thinking and action. The creative inspiration for the term "Econogy" is the famous quote by David Suzuki, Canadian biologist, publicist and winner of the Alternative Nobel Prize.*

*"We've got to put the 'eco' back into economics." Speech of David Suzuki, 31.10.2008, West Coast Green Conference, San José, California

Sustainable Development Goals

The Messe Frankfurt Texpertise Network is committed to accelerate innovation and change within the textile and fashion sector to advance the Decade of Action to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. To do this, the Texpertise Network utilises the unique reach of its more than 50 textile events worldwide. Our aim is to raise awareness and to share knowledge about the SDGs at all of our more than 50 textile events worldwide - from Frankfurt to New York, Atlanta, Shanghai and Paris.

The Messe Frankfurt Texpertise Network is a proud member of the United Nations Fashion and Lifestyle Network. The network is a dynamic online platform bringing together industry stakeholders, media, governments, and UN system entities to collaborate and showcase responsible business practices guided by the Sustainable Development Goals. The United Nations Fashion and Lifestyle Network is a joint initiative of the United Nations Office for Partnerships and the Fashion Impact Fund.

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Sustainable Development Goals

Global Awareness Creation for the Sustainable Development Goals

Grafik SDG-Report

Our report ‚Texpertise Network und die Sustainable Development Goals