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Heimtextil presents trends 2021/2022

Together with the Heimtextil Trend Council the management established a trend forecast for the coming season.


Natural fibres and colours, old technologies in new ways. © Messe Frankfurt/Andreas Houman


Black, nearly black and black browns create intense yet calm moods. © Spott für Messe Frankfurt/Andreas Houmann

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“Nothing New, Everything New” is the overarching theme of Heimtextil, the international trade fair taking place from 12 to 15 January 2021.

  • Trend Council members Anja Bisgaard Gaede from Spott trends & business, Anne Marie Commandeur from stiljinstituut amsterdam and Kate Franklin and Caroline Till from London studio FranklinTill shared their insights into the future of the industry and created a vision for the trend theme “Nothing New, Everything New”.

  • For the first time in Heimtextil’s history, Spott trends & business from Denmark directs all trend activities.

For many years, the lifestyle industry has asked “what is new this season?”

Newness and cultural erosion are core drivers of lifestyle products, and the foundation of this began in the 20th century when shopping shifted from necessity-driven to pleasure-driven, and consumer products were no longer made to last a lifetime. Now is the time for a new perception of new itself, as both consumers and the industry are beginning to change existing systems and ways of working in different ways.

The first two decades of this millennium brought several challenges for industry and trade – above all, the current coronavirus pandemic. But crises are also drivers of innovations. In the textile industry, digitalisation and sustainability are currently omnipresent innovation topics. The coronavirus pandemic ensures that both topics are becoming even more important in the home textile industry. Heimtextil Trends 21/22 provide an overview of the status quo of those developments.

After its premiere in January 2020, the Future Material Library returns to Heimtextil in 2021, with FranklinTill presenting a new curated collection of exciting material innovations from around the world. The Future Materials Library celebrates experimental approaches, new materials and revolutionary thinkers who are creating a blueprint for a new model of production.

The trends 2021/22

  • Repurpose

Unlike the traditional design process which starts with an idea, Repurpose starts with considering what can be made from existing fabrics. From creation to curation, it gives existing textiles a new purpose and cherishes what’s already made.

  • Rewild

In the urban and postmodern world, generations have largely lost connection to the surrounding ecology. This has significant influence on how individuals use and understand the ecosystem they live in. From authentic to genuine, Rewild means rediscovering nature’s resources and applying these in a modern context, delivering on sustainable or even regenerative solutions. The visual and textile expressions of the Rewild trend focus on directions like nature’s lab, Indigenous, wild and basic living.

  • Reinforce

Resilient expression and Brutalist architecture are key elements in the Reinforce trend. To reinforce is to make something stronger. Longevity is a key influence on colours, materials and design. Reinforce has a simple and bold Scandinavian mood with a resilient, honest and minimalistic look. From short-lived to longevity, Reinforce is about visual and compositional longevity within textiles and materials. It draws inspiration from how Scandinavian design merges design durability with pared back functionality. This approach, proven over time, adds heavy and enduring materials to create visual resilience.

  • Revive

With a focus on achieving greater emotional satisfaction through the process of creating rather than on the result, no rules apply to the mending, processing, learning and experimenting in Revive. From result to process, Revive is to feel, sense and reconnect with human skills. It revives and honours the intangible state of flow that occurs while creating as opposed to focusing on the final object. Once a household practice, the act of repairing is now seen as creative method. The Revive trend subsequently focuses on process, modern mending and experimentation.

Find out more informationen about the trends 2021/22 here.