New digital formats will cover the topics of the international floor coverings industry in May 2021. © Deutsche Messe

11/01/2021 – Leading trade show for carpets and floor coverings

Leading trade show for carpets and floor coverings

Domotex 2021 becomes Digital Day

Domotex will not take place as a hybrid trade show. An alternative business platform is planned in form of the Domotex Digital Day on May 20, 2021. ... By  Ilona Schulz

Purmundus challenge 2020, 3rd prize: Zero – 3D printed sneakers, Svet Abjo I Zellerfeld Shoe Company Inc. © Zellerfeld Shoe Company

11/01/2021 – Looking beyond the horizon: Purmundus challenge 2020 3rd prize

Looking beyond the horizon: Purmundus challenge 2020 3rd prize

3D printed sneakers convince the jury

The Zero – 3D printed sneakers by Svet Abjo, Zellerfeld Shoe Company Inc. is a fully functional custom made 3D printed shoe based on foot scans. By  Iris Schlomski

Car visionary Frank M. Rinderknecht: According to a recent study, every other delivery vehicle is superfluous. © Rinspeed

07/01/2021 – 4th generation CitySnap

4th generation CitySnap

Rinspeed: Mobile parcel stations as a sustainable solution

“CitySnap” reduces traffic, emissions and costs – focusing on customer convenience and efficiency. By  Iris Schlomski

The new fabric Shaped’N Relaxed offers shaping and comfort. © The Lycra Company

06/01/2021 – New denim fabric Shaped'N Relaxed

New denim fabric Shaped'N Relaxed

Lycra and DNM Denim have partnered

The Lycra Company and DNM Denim, a leading Turkish Denim producer, have developed a fabric with increased comfort. By  Ilona Schulz

Following the successful completion of the Autumn Edition in September 2020, the Spring Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics will be held from 10 – 12 March 2021 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). © Messe Frankfurt/Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics

Market recovery and hybrid exhibition support the return of Intertextile Apparel next March 2021. By  Iris Schlomski

At the start of the year, the Oeko-Tex Association as usual updates the applicable test criteria, limit values and requirements for its range of certifications and labels. All new regulations will finally come into force after a transition period on 1 April 2021. © Ben Read/

05/01/2021 – With more transparency into a more sustainable future

With more transparency into a more sustainable future

Oeko-Tex new regulations 2021

Oeko-Tex is committed to responsible action by companies and consumers in the textile and leather world. By  Iris Schlomski

YKK presented its first ViralOff zippers at the Italian trade fair Lineapelle “A New Point of View” on September 22/23, 2020. © YKK

14/12/2020 – ViralOff zippers

ViralOff zippers

YKK and Polygiene: No more viruses in the zipper

YKK presents the first zipper with Viraloff Polygiene antiviral treatment on the tape. By  Iris Schlomski