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Back in September 2020, a decision was reached by Messe Frankfurt and the industries involved to forgo any physical events at the home base in the first quarter of 2021. Now, following close consultation with customers, it has become necessary to postpone the international physical trade fairs planned for April and May as a result of the regulations and travel restrictions that have been imposed. © Sina Ettmer/stock.adobe.com

 
18/01/2021 – Corona thwarts exhibitions

Corona thwarts exhibitions

Techtextil and Texprocess postponed until 2022

It has become necessary to postpone Heimtextil, Techtextil and Texprocess as a result of the regulations and travel restrictions. By  Iris Schlomski
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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/stock.adobe.com

 
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
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This year, as every year, the Andrew Martin Interior Design Review delivers fresh interiors inspiration on over 500 pages. © Boris Shiu

 
03/12/2020 – Newly published by teNeues Verlag

Newly published by teNeues Verlag

Book tip: The Bible of the Interior Design World

Discover the most popular and pioneering interior design trends in this lavish 24th edition of the “Bible of the Interior Design World” (The London Times). By  Iris Schlomski
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How to recycle 5.5 tons of textiles? Euratex unveils ReHubs, a joint initiative to upcycle textile waste and circular materials in Europe. © Euratex

 
23/11/2020 – How to recycle 5.5 tons of textiles?

How to recycle 5.5 tons of textiles?

Euratex unveils ReHubs

ReHubs is a joint initiative to upcycle textile waste and circular materials all over Europe. By  Iris Schlomski
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Demonstration luminaire “Thirty One” © DITF

 
16/11/2020 – Light experiences light as paper

Light experiences light as paper

DITF: Luminaires made of paper yarn

The results of the “Paper Light” research project are sustainable products with an appealing design that can be manufactured at low cost. By  Iris Schlomski
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Following events in 2016 and 2018 at Groz-Beckert headquarters, the 2020 edition of the presentation series “The Fabric Year” was held as digital event with a high number of attendees. This article gives a worldwide summary. © Groz-Beckert

 
16/11/2020 – Andreas Engelhardt, The Fiber Year and Groz-Beckert

Andreas Engelhardt, The Fiber Year and Groz-Beckert

The Fabric Year 2020

Following events in 2016 and 2018 at Groz-Beckert headquarters, the 2020 edition of the presentation series “The Fabric Year” was held as digital event. By  Editorial staff
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Sustainability has always been an important topic at Schmitz Textiles. Certification according to Step crowns the commitment once again. And the products will also become more sustainable. In 2020 drapilux was the first of the Schmitz Textiles brands to present articles with a proportion of sustainably produced fibres. © Drapilux

 
04/11/2020 – Green orientation

Green orientation

Schmitz Textiles awarded top marks

Emsdetten-based textile manufacturer Schmitz Textiles certified according to Step by Oeko-Tex for sustainable production. By  Iris Schlomski