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Stylised flowers in an all-over design from the “drapilux air” series. © drapilux

15/05/2019 – Smart Living

Smart Living

Functional textiles improve well being

Besides creating a homely atmosphere, home textiles are increasingly fulfilling important functions in interior spaces. By  Ilona Schulz

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

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

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

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

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  Editorial staff

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