Key Visual Heimtextil Trends

Heimtextil Trends 24/25

New Sensitivity

22 May 2024

Heimtextil Trends 24/25 is about approaching the future of textiles with a New Sensitivity. In this context, sensitivity means considering impact when making a decision or product. The change can be seen in three different approaches for a more sensitive world of textiles: plant-based, bioengineered and technological. Colours are also about a sensitive approach.

Cases of New Sensitivity

Consider these cases to understand and be inspired by how New Sensitivity impacts broader than textiles in architecture, design, retail and policies.

Sweco Architects

Architecture that is more than buildings

Sweco Architects is aiming to build an area, Näringen in Gävle, Sweden, that will be Europe’s most sustainable city area. The aim is to engage 93% sustainable practices.

Enhancing nature

Enhancing nature

Neoplants produce bioengineered plants that can absorb pollution in the home, equivalent to 30 regular house plants.

Sensitive work policies

Sensitive work policies

The experimental lab of IKEA, SPACE10, has introduced flexible menstrual/menopause-policies. The policy includes the option to work from home, spaces to lay down at work, separate sick days from menstrual/menopause days and a menstrual kit with supplies.

Digital well-being

Digital well-being

LEGO Group is spearheading long-term partnership initiatives with both UNICEF and Epic Games to help tech developers and policymakers understand how digital experiences can positively influence aspects of children’s well-being.

Solutions for more textile waste recycling

Solutions for more textile waste recycling

The European Green Deal has driven Denmark to initiate national textile waste collection at households. The waste will be handled at textile reassembly plants like NewRetex, where the textile waste will be made into new fibres and yarns.

Healing textiles

Healing textiles

The Kalogon cushion helps wheelchair users have an active seating life and prevent further disability. A combination of air tubes, textile pillows and AI software offer movement to ensure healthy blood circulation while seated.

Plant-based textiles

Plant-based textiles mean that the fibres are derived from something that grows rather than being synthetically produced. The sustainable advantage of plant-based textiles is that their origin is natural and, therefore, more eligible to recirculate in existing ecosystems.

Plant-based textiles can be divided into two groups. The first group textiles are made from plant crops like cactus, jute and seaweed. The second group is textiles made of plant by-products which are leftover raw materials from production such as banana, olive, persimmon and hemp.

Bio-engineered textiles

Bio-engineering bridges nature and technology and transforms the way textiles are made. They can be divided into two directions: fully bio-engineered and bio-enhancing biodegrading textiles.

For fully bio-engineered textiles, nature-inspired strategies are adopted in textiles production. Textiles are made from the protein, carbohydrates in corn, grass, and cane sugar, or bacteria. Biodegradable fibres can be added to conventional textiles like polyester to enhance the conventional textiles’ ability to revert to materials found in nature.

Technological textiles

Technology can support the transformation of textiles through different methods: upcycling and recycling of textiles, textile construction and textile design.

Developing technologies for recycling textile waste and methods, or old textile construction techniques are ways to sustainable solutions. Textile Design Thinking is another method that addresses critical issues such as energy usage or durability of natural fibres and enhances these through technological textile advancement.

Trend colours 24/25

The colourways for Heimtextil Trends 24/25 were inspired by natural colours deriving from avocado seeds, algae, living bacteria, antique pigments such as raw sienna, and bio-engineered indigo and cochineal.

The aim is to create colours that evoke emotions while respecting ecological values. For example, colour bacteria can produce hues of impressive richness and great depth through pigment growth.

About the Heimtextil Trends

At Heimtextil in Frankfurt, the leading international trade fair for home and contract textiles, the Heimtextil Trends are presented at the beginning of each year. They summarise and illustrate the most important statements and developments in colours, textures, themes and materials for the global industry. At Heimtextil, the trends are presented and communicated in the form of a pioneering trend area, but also through trend lectures and guided tours.

The Heimtextil Trends 24/25 were developed by a team from three international trend agencies, the "Heimtextil Trend Council", under the direction of Anja Bisgaard Gaede from SPOTT Trends & Business.


My team and I sincerely thank all contributors who submitted the work featured.

Creative Direction of Trend Concept: SPOTT trends & business

Director @spottrends: Anja Bisgaard Gaede

Research and Content Creator @ninnihcph: Nanna Hedegaard

Colour Designer: Judith van Vliet

Stylist: Simone Henneberg

Photographer: Inge Lynggaard Hansen

Video Production: TOFU Productions

Copywriter: Melisa Gray-Ward

Key Visual: Dream Viewer by Lise Vester


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