Texpertise Network – the whole sector together
The network of Messe Frankfurt unites current topics, trends and events around the textile business and connects more than 500,000 people from all over the world.
With more than 50 international textile trade fairs in 12 countries, Messe Frankfurt is the global market leader for textile trade fairs. Texpertise covers the entire textile value chain: research, development, yarns, fabrics, apparel, fashion, contract manufacturing, home and household textiles, technical textiles, processing and cleaning technologies.
In cooperation with the United Nations Conscious Fashion and Lifestyle Network, a joint initiative of the United Nations Office for Partnerships and the Fashion Impact Fund, the Texpertise Network informs and mobilises the textile sector to implement solutions for social, economic and environmental change. Our aim is to create awareness for the Sustainable Development Goals at all our textile trade fairs worldwide – from Frankfurt, to New York, Atlanta, Shanghai and Paris.
You will find the news from the textile world and our activities concentrated here!
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‘Something’s happening on the wall’
An interview with wallpaper designer Felix Diener about where he gets the best ideas for new wallpaper designs, the importance of wallpaper in a digital world …
International fashion festival honours up-and-coming designers – Texpertise Network hands out sustainability award
In late October, the Breton town of Dinan, situated in north-western France, hosted the 27th edition of the Festival International des Créateurs de Mode. The e…
Why small fibres play such a big role in the energy transformation
Alongside photovoltaics, wind energy is considered to be the most important energy source for the future.
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Texworld Evolution Paris is set to return full force to Paris Expo Porte de Versailles from February 5th to 7th, 2024
Exhibitors at Texworld and Apparel Sourcing Paris have rapidly responded, with a remarkable 75% of exhibition space already booked by September. This surge in enthusiasm clearly underlines the truly international aspect of this edition as well as the Asian textile industry's keen interest in strengthening its connections with European markets.
Outstanding innovations worthy of maximum attention: starting shot for the submission of stellar products for the coveted Techtextil and Texprocess Innovation Awards 2024
Looking forward with great anticipation to discover the sector’s latest and most technologically sophisticated products and processes, preparations for Techtextil and Texprocess from 23 to 26 April 2024 are in full swing. As integral parts of the two fairs, the Innovation Awards are genuine highlights. Two expert juries will select the latest, most intelligent and outstanding innovations from the sector thus ensuring that all award-winning companies and their best solutions are brought to the attention of all visitors to Techtextil and Texprocess 2024.
Intertextile Apparel concludes: digital, sustainable and functional trends shine amidst boost in internationality
With strong business results and a 17% increase in international visitors from spring, the much-anticipated Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Autumn Edition successfully wrapped up last week. Nearly 4,000 exhibitors from 27 countries and regions welcomed 95,000 buyers from 117 countries and regions, underscoring the fair’s continued international reach. Digitalisation, sustainability and functional fashion, pillars that are currently redefining the industry, emerged as dominant themes across the fairground: whether it be biodegradable raw materials, or the first-to-market artificial intelligence system. This gave buyers a comprehensive sourcing experience, supplemented by over 40 seminars and forums and the concurrent Yarn Expo Autumn.
VIATT 2024’s strong prospects highlighted at Intertextile Apparel press conference
Harnessing the synergy of the Texpertise Network of Messe Frankfurt and its global apparel flagship, the co-organisers of the Vietnam International Trade Fair for Apparel, Textiles and Textile Technologies (VIATT) recently held a joint press conference on 28 August 2023, the first day of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Autumn Edition. Discussing the inaugural fair’s comprehensive, business-friendly nature, representatives of both Messe Frankfurt and VIETRADE spoke in glowing terms about the potential of ASEAN’s new platform for the entire textile industry. Set to launch the spring sourcing season, the fair will take place from 28 February – 1 March 2024 at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC), Ho Chi Minh City.
Econogy: realignment of sustainability activities at Messe Frankfurt’s global textile trade fairs
Messe Frankfurt’s Texpertise Network will in future realign its sustainability event formats at its more than 50 textile trade fairs around the world. The information, discussion, education and networking formats for sustainable business will then be entitled ‘Econogy’. The basis for this is the new common identity of the international textile trade fairs. With this step, Messe Frankfurt’s textile events are focusing even more strongly on sustainability as a topical issue and an increasing sales driver in the global textile industry.