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Messe Frankfurt’s Trend Council has already started to prepare for Heimtextil 2020. f. l.: Grietje Schepers, Anne Marie Commandeur, Caroline Till, Anja Bisgaard Gaede, Harm Rensink, and Titia Dane. © Pietro Sutera/Messe Frankfurt Exhibitions GmbH

 
10/05/2019 – Heimtextil 2020

Heimtextil 2020

Trend Council opens new season

The Trend Council of the Heimtextil trade fair met in Frankfurt on the Main on March 20 and 21, 2019 for the first exchange on new trends in design. By  Ilona Schulz
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Simply asking the other party, “Please just put yourself in my position,” can open your opponent up to a different point of view. Martin Auerbach, Chief Executive Officer, Heimtex Association © Verband der Deutschen Heimtextilien-Industrie

 
26/04/2019 – Martin Auerbach’s column

Martin Auerbach’s column

“Me first” – losing the ability to shift one’s perspective

Putting yourself in the other person’s shoes? For many people, it seems to be a lost art. And yet it is crucial to mutual understanding. By  Editorial staff
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Knots Rugs shows rugs with the signature Blackpop look by designer Maxine Hall. © Ilona Schulz

 
26/03/2019 – London living trends

London living trends

Elevate your floors

No British home décor is complete without carpets. By  Ilona Schulz
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Martin Auerbach, Chief Executive Officer of the German Home Textiles Federation (Verband der Deutschen Heimtextilien-Industrie e.V.) © Verband der Deutschen Heimtextilien-Industrie

 
21/03/2019 – Martin Auerbach’s column

Martin Auerbach’s column

A point of view

When will the authorities finally start accepting responsibility again, and when will brave members of staff start making helpful and productive decisions? By  Editorial staff
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As we launch our new series, Ingeborg Neumann, President of the Textile + Fashion Confederation, speaks in an exclusive interview about an issue concerning many companies in the textile industry: What can be done about the growing shortage of skilled labour? © photothek/Kjer

 
25/01/2019 – Series: Stars of the future – Part 1

Series: Stars of the future – Part 1

Something must be done – fast!

This year, textile network will be taking a closer look at the lack of skilled staff and young talent in the textiles industry. By  Iris Schlomski
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Jane Churchill presents powerful colours on soft velvet for a young clientèle. © Colefax and Fowler

 
21/01/2019 – Trends in home interiors from London

Trends in home interiors from London

Tradition and modernity

The British way of life has long had an influence on continental style, with producers of interior fabrics striking a successful balance between tradition ... By  Ilona Schulz
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Martin Auerbach, Managing Director of German home textiles industry association Heimtex: "The home textiles industry has had a chequered year. Only in the upholstery fabric sector is the trend towards more fabric having a positive effect.” © Verband der Deutschen Heimtextilien-Industrie

 
The home textile industry has been through a mixed year. For upholstered furniture, the trend towards more materiality has a positive effect. By  Editorial staff