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Trade Show: Heimtextil

Sustainability is the number one issue

Sustainability was one of the most important issues around 63,000 visitors informed themselves at Heimtextil in Frankfurt am Main from 7th to 10th January 2020, with almost 3,000 exhibitors. Sustainability ran like a green thread through the 50th edition of the world’s leading trade show for home, healthcare and hospitality textiles, where it also became clear that more colour, diversity and individuality are taking over the industry.

February 2020

Blankets and pillows made from recycled jeans and plastic bottles, completely biodegradable packaging, textiles derived from orange peel and seaweed and printing ink that saves energy and water – from 7th to 10th January 2020, Heimtextil demonstrated how material processes are gradually changing in order to protect the environment. “The rethinking process has only just started,” said Martin Auerbach, president and CEO of German home textiles association Verband der Deutschen Heimtextil-Industry e.V. The number of companies focused on sustainable production listed in the Green Directory reached 259, more than ever before.

A main trend for 2020 is diversity. Given styles and trends are water under the bridge. This could be seen at the Trend Space in hall 3.0 with its 1000 individual exhibits and heard during the speeches at Interior.Architecture.Hospitality EXPO in hall 4.2. The exhibition dedicated exclusively to interior design and hotel design focused on topics like urban living and offered trade show tours to select respective exhibitors. One of the exhibitors, Dutch start-up Féline, won the “Heimtextil Trendscouting by AIT” for its acoustic solutions made from sustainable felt. The Interior.Architecture.Hospitality Library featuring functional textiles like flame retardant velvet is available online.

Not only function, but also colours and maximalism are conquering home interior decoration. Intensive colours like gold, green and yellow and wallpapers with oversize prints of tigers or peacock eyes are reminiscent of the 1920s. Pillows and blankets show abstract Picasso and Frida Kahlo motifs.

The next Heimtextil will take place from 12th to 15th January 2021.

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Press release: Sustainability and high value: the issues of the future dominated at Heimtextil 2020
Press release: Health, sleep and sustainability Trends and themes of the future dominated at Heimtextil 2020
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