As a leading international trade fair with participants from 129 nations, Heimtextil 2023 was a global stage where textile sustainability was holistically mapped — with products and innovations that have shown that scalable and sustainable innovations are not a contradiction in terms. Olaf Schmidt, Vice-President (Textiles & Textile Technologies)at Messe Frankfurt talks to texfash.com
When aesthetics were coming at a price too dear, a techie-packaging pair of friends seized the gap in the market to launch a “reasonably priced” home fashion brand — Vaaree. A year on, it has had one seed round, and in the last few months the 50% month-on-month growth, brings hope for greater things in the future. A texfash.com exclusive.
Far away in the Iberian Peninsula of Portugal, a textile designer has developed a patent-pending solution from the abundantly available cork to handcraft sustainable rugs using traditional weaving techniques. Meet Susana Godinho.