Suits! Fair impressions from Shanghai © Oertel

25/09/2019 – The trade fair world centre for textiles

The trade fair world centre for textiles

Greetings from Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics

Several important international textile trade fairs are currently taking place on the Huangpu River. Our author Hans-Werner Oertel takes a look around. By  Iris Schlomski

Global demand for African textiles and clothing has been growing for years. African patterns are now recognised to be truly fashionable and iconic. © Jeanette Dietl/

25/09/2019 – Textiles and clothing industry

Textiles and clothing industry

Situation report: Africa

Demographic changes, increasing urbanisation, shifts in economic power and global developments are promoting the growth of the African economy. By  Editorial staff

Large domestic audiences attended sustainability seminars at the 2019 Spring Edition. © Messe Frankfurt (HK)

17/09/2019 – Fashionsustain’s first ever conference in Shanghai

Fashionsustain’s first ever conference in Shanghai

Sustainability at the Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics

Fashion is witnessing an essential shift, as more global brands and groups commit to ambitious environmental targets. By  Iris Schlomski

Stephanie London talking to textile network © Gerber Technology

16/09/2019 – International designer scene

International designer scene

Stephanie London: “Best Of Both Worlds”

textile network asked Stephanie about her recipe for success and wanted to know how far the invasive digital revolution has affected her as a designer. By  Iris Schlomski

On 13 and 14 November 2019, the Performance Days trade fair in Munich will present sustainable, functional materials. © Performance Days

12/09/2019 – Focus on sustainability

Focus on sustainability

Performance Days

Performance Days, a fair created especially for functional fabrics for sports and work clothing, continues to focus on sustainability. By  Ilona Schulz

The 8th “mtex+” is being held as the “Fair & Convention for Hightech Textiles” in the new Carlowitz Congresscenter at the heart of Chemnitz (Germany) for the first time on 9–10 June 2020. Photo: mtex+ 2018 © mtex+/ Kristin Schmidt

10/09/2019 – New location, sharpe profile

New location, sharpe profile

mtex+ 2020

8th edition to be held as the “Fair & Convention for Hightech Textiles” at the Carlowitz Congresscenter Chemnitz for the first time on 9–10 June 2020. By  Iris Schlomski

The guiding thread for the new “Winterstorm” collection is the use of nuanced colours and ‘ice-like’ effects, reminding us of winter landscape and climates. © Riri Group

10/09/2019 – A journey through the winter

A journey through the winter

Riri Group presents the new collection

Ice, style and performance: These are the keywords which describe the new eclectic creations “Winterstorm” by the Riri Group for the Fall/Winter season ... By  Editorial staff