The prospects of weakening demand caused by surging inflation are worrisome. © sewcream/

21/09/2022 – Results of the 15th ITMF Corona-Survey

Results of the 15th ITMF Corona-Survey

Business situation and expectation have turned negative

The 15th ITMF Corona-Survey shows that the business situation plunged into negative territory in July 2022. The business situation is worse in Asia than ... By  Editorial staff

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

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

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

Managing Director Christoph Heubeck will strengthen TVU’s core business and promote new projects. © TVU

07/09/2022 – Personnel matter

Personnel matter

New managing director at TVU

In addition to the company’s 100th anniversary, TVU from Germany can also look forward to a new member in the management team. By  Sibylle Michel

Impressions of the 50th edition of the Munich Fabric Start in Munich. © Munich Fabric Start

07/09/2022 – Munich Fabric Start

Munich Fabric Start

The Munich Fabric Start has delivered

The 50th edition of Munich Fabric Start marks a milestone: bigger than ever and back with full traction. By  Anja Menzel

Fifteen million items of clothing are dumped in Ghana every week, the vast majority of which is unusable and therefore thrown away. That is about to change. © Jeanette Dietl/

A large-scale project in Ghana aims to produce and recycle fabrics and finished garments locally, offering environmental as well as economic benefits. By  Sibylle Michel