Key market players and leading academic institutes travelled on 8–9 September 2022 to Düsseldorf-Neuss, Germany, to partake in vivid exchanges about the way towards a responsible textile industry and the contribution of printing technologies. © ESMA

120 participants from 15 countries joined the very first edition of Textile Printing & Sustainability (TPS) to learn about the most critical questions ... By  Sibylle Michel

Prof. Jin-Guang Teng, President of PolyU, gave a speech at the opening ceremony of SFT. © PolyU

06/10/2022 – Education


Establishment of the School of Fashion and Textiles

PolyU establishes the School of Fashion and Textiles to nurture innovative, creative fashion talent and seize opportunities in the Greater Bay Area. By  Sibylle Michel

© Messe Frankfurt

04/10/2022 – Intertextile Apparel Fabrics and Yarn Expo Shanghai and Shenzen

Intertextile Apparel Fabrics and Yarn Expo Shanghai and Shenzen

Autumn editions postponed to next year

Originally scheduled to take place in October and November 2022, the Autumn fairs in Shanghai and Shenzen will now be postponed to next year. By  Sibylle Michel

Michael Jänecke, Show Director of Techtextil and Texprocess, retires with effect from 1 January 2023. © Messe Frankfurt

28/09/2022 – Personnel matter

Personnel matter

Heimtextil, Techtextil and Texprocess with a new management team

The textile trade fairs Heimtextil, Techtextil and Texprocess will be held under new management. Michael Jänecke retires with effect from 1 January 2023. By  Sibylle Michel

The China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC) receives the ITMF Award International Cooperation for its project Star-Network – Sustainable Textile of the Asian Region. © ITMF

26/09/2022 – Awards


ITMF Awards 2022 presented for the first time

At the ITMF Annual Conference 2022 which was held in Davos, Switzerland, ITMF presented for the first time the so called ITMF Awards in two categories. By  Sibylle Michel

Meeting of the participants of the IFKT in the Titanic Hotel © IFKT

23/09/2022 – “Knitting for a Sustainable Future”

“Knitting for a Sustainable Future”

50th IFKT International Congress in attendance

After several years of online phase, the 50th International Congress of the Federation of Knitting Technologists took place again in attendance. By  Sibylle Michel

European printers need an immediate solution because presses with gas dryers are vulnerable to the crisis. © Katarzyna/

The extended Nord Stream Pipeline disruption heightens urgency for European web printers to prepare for a natural gas shortage. There is an accelerated ... By  Sibylle Michel