Natural fibres


In the project 3DNaturDruck, construction elements will be manufactured additively from natural fibers, such as here a free-form tile made of wood short fiber filament. © LZH

14/09/2022 – Sustainability in 3D printing

Sustainability in 3D printing

LZH research components made of natural fibers

Together with partners, the LZH is researching how to produce individual building elements from natural fibers using additive manufacturing. By  Sibylle Michel

Gretes is a boutique-style international brand. It focuses on creating handmade, fashionable, and high-quality sleepwear and loungewear. © Gretes

06/09/2022 – Sustainable silk alternatives

Sustainable silk alternatives

Pine and Eucalyptus instead of Silkworms

Fashion designer insists that natural silk will be replaced by sustainable textiles. The silk alternatives are considered to be a game changer in luxury ... By  Editorial staff

Lightweight, firm, sustainable: Flax tape by Vombaur © Vombaur

With woven tapes made of flax, Vombaur makes the functional and ecological advantages of natural fibres available for lightweight design. By  Editorial staff

The extremely hard-wearing and at the same time very fine and light high-end Merino Jersey made in Germany, Upper Franconia, is a completely new product on the market. The yard ware can be further processed in many different ways. © Thümling Textilmaschinen

14/09/2020 – Innovation made in Germany

Innovation made in Germany

Merino wool technology for merino jersey

Thümling Textilmaschinen GmbH and Rothycon Roy Thyroff Consulting present a completely new warp knitting technology. By  Editorial staff

GOTS is the stringent voluntary global standard for the entire post-harvest processing (including spinning, knitting, weaving, dyeing and manufacturing) of apparel and home textiles made with certified organic fibre (such as organic cotton and organic wool), and includes both environmental and social criteria. © GOTS

09/03/2020 – Highest growth rate ever

Highest growth rate ever

GOTS takes off

7765 certified facilities worldwide, an increase of 35 percent with more than 3 mn workers covered under GOTS in 2019. By  Editorial staff

Comparison of biodegradability of different textile materials in the ground. © Cotton Incorporated

04/03/2020 – Environmentally friendly textiles

Environmentally friendly textiles

Cotton is biodegradable

The worldwide cotton consumption is estimated at about 26 mn tons. Altogether, the need for all fibres on the part of the textile industry is considerably ... By  Sibylle Michel