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Technical Textiles


Santanderina´s gorgeous lightweight denim for women's shirts, kimonos and dresses with 30 % Seaqual Fiber © Seaqual

10/12/2018 – Sustainability


Seaqual offers more than a fiber

Launched in 2016, Seaqual became the first ingredient brand to use fishing vessels and other ocean cleaning programs to collect and up-cycle plastic waste By  Iris Schlomski

Hyosung announces Smart Factory System to increase product quality and boosts capacity at five creora spandex factories. Creora Vietnam © Creora

10/12/2018 – Creora


Smart Factory for Creora

Hyosung announces Smart Factory System to increase product quality and boosts capacity at five creora spandex factories. By  Iris Schlomski

© Bremer Baumwollbörse

10/12/2018 – functional textiles

functional textiles

Taiwan: Textile Sector Sustains its Position by Innovations

Taiwan is one of the world’s top producers of functional textiles. In order to sustain the nation’s position, producers invest in modern equipment and ... By  Iris Schlomski

© Bremer Baumwollbörse

10/12/2018 – interview


A new Paradigm of Value Addition for Africa

Africa produces 1.5 million tons of cotton lint, from which most of it is exported. But especially in East Africa a new motion of change seems to drive ... By  Iris Schlomski

World production Yarn and Fabric © ITMF

Global Yarn production increased in Q2/18 and fabric production slightly shrunk Global yarn production increased by +5% between Q1/18 and Q2/18. By  Iris Schlomski

© Bremer Baumwollbörse

07/12/2018 – cotton cultivation

cotton cultivation

Breaking Yield Barriers in Africa

Over the past 30 years, cotton yields in Africa have been stagnant at an average of 350 kg of lint per hectare (ha). By  Iris Schlomski

Dorothea Lang, Germany: "„Mit 4D-Druck zur Bewegung“ - Printing dynamic, form-changing textiles. A targeted combination of fabric tension and a corresponding 3D structure, as well as a “smart” printing filament that can remember its shape, allowing us to specify precise movement patterns that it performs independently in response to certain changes in temperature" © purmundus challenge

05/12/2018 – Purmundus challenge 3D printing design award

Purmundus challenge 3D printing design award

4D printing to achieve movement

The focus of the Master’s thesis on “Using 4D printing to achieve movement” was on developing dynamic, form-changing and smart textiles. By  Iris Schlomski