To safeguard the future of the industry, a revision of the electricity price mechanism is necessary and an EU wide cap on gas prices at 80€/MWh. © teerapon/

19/09/2022 – Energy crisis

Energy crisis

The future of the European industry is at stake

The European textile & fashion industry in Europe, represented by Euratex, calls for a single European strategy to tackle the energy crisis. By  Sibylle Michel

USA: Cotton areas in drought. © Bremer Baumwollbörse

16/09/2022 – Cotton


2021/22 U.S. exports lall on lower supplies

2021/22 U.S. exports are estimated to have fallen more than 370,000 tonnes from the previous year to 3.2 million tonnes owing to less exportable supplies. By  Sibylle Michel

First concept shoe made entirely from sustainable BASF materials co-created with design house Maddy Plant. © BASF

16/09/2022 – BASF at Simac

BASF at Simac

Shoes and boots with BASF materials

From September 20-22, 2022, BASF will showcase its new solutions for the footwear industry at Simac, the international machinery and technology exhibition ... By  Sibylle Michel

During its 30th anniversary, the international Oeko-Tex Association is still seeing positive business development despite numerous global challenges. © Oeko-Tex

15/09/2022 – Positive business development

Positive business development

Oeko-Tex Annual Report 2021/22

In total, Oeko-Tex issued more than 36,000 certificates and labels in the past financial year – an increase of 14% compared to the previous year. By  Sibylle Michel

In the project 3DNaturDruck, construction elements will be manufactured additively from natural fibers, such as here a free-form tile made of wood short fiber filament. © LZH

14/09/2022 – Sustainability in 3D printing

Sustainability in 3D printing

LZH research components made of natural fibers

Together with partners, the LZH is researching how to produce individual building elements from natural fibers using additive manufacturing. By  Sibylle Michel

For Kai Hattendorf, CEO of UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, the credo is: The trade fair centre of tomorrow will be a hybrid. © UFI

14/09/2022 – Interview with Kai Hattendorf

Interview with Kai Hattendorf

Trade fairs are part of the solution

The coronavirus crisis has left its mark on the trade fair landscape. Nevertheless, Kai Hattendorf, CEO of UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition ... By  Editorial staff

Vizoo digitizes material samples so that designers can use them directly with their 3D scenes. © Vizoo

13/09/2022 – Digital fabrics

Digital fabrics

How 3D technologies speed up fabric selling processes

The benefits of digitizing swatches does not only serve the fashion brands’ production pipeline, but also improves customer service and speed. By  Sibylle Michel