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Texprocess almost fully booked

The new heart of Texprocess and Techtextil is the Innovative Apparel Show, where four universities and fashion schools will present their innovative designs.

19th January 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Frankfurt

Clothing/​Footwear, Industrial, Sustainable, Sports/​Outdoor, Protective, Medical/Hygiene, Transport/​Aerospace, Interiors, Construction, Civil Engineering, Packaging, Agriculture

With four months still to go before Texprocess opens its doors, 95% of the exhibition space occupied by the last edition of the exhibition has already been sold. The registration level for the exhibition is stable or increasing in all product segments.

Following this news, the event’s organiser Messe Frankfurt is looking forward to a very well booked third edition of the leading international trade fair for processing textile and flexible materials that is set to take place from 4-7 May 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany.

An extensive complementary programme of events and numerous special shows will be held within the framework of Texprocess 2015. © Messe Frankfurt / Petra Welzel

“Clearly, the market leaders find the concept of Texprocess compelling. At this point in time two years ago, we had only sold 70% of the space taken by the previous event”, said Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles & Textile Technologies. Moreover, new exhibitors from all parts of the textile value chain have announced their intention to take part.

Innovative Apparel Show

An extensive complementary programme of events and numerous special shows will be held within the framework of Texprocess 2015.

The new heart of Texprocess and the concurrent Techtextil is the Innovative Apparel Show, where four universities and fashion schools will present their innovative designs on all four days of the fair. After a stage presentation, they will explain the processes and materials used. These and further creations by the students will be on show at a special exhibition.

“The German apparel industry is always on the lookout for innovative designs and new materials. Therefore, I welcome the Innovative Apparel Show because it will also give fashion labels the chance to gain inspiration from young fashion and textile designers,” commented Thomas Rasch, General Manager of GermanFashion.

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At [email protected], the IT market place, exhibitors present their latest IT solutions for the apparel industry.

At present, the trend continues towards product lifecycle management systems (PLM), cloud applications and 3D CAD systems that permit individual garments to be produced in real time and without fittings. PLM systems in particular have developed from a single software product to a variety of programmes that regulate and continuously optimise the entire lifecycle of a product.

For the third time running, Messe Frankfurt will give the Texprocess Innovation Award for the best new developments at the fair. © Messe Frankfurt / Petra Welzel

For the third time running, Messe Frankfurt will give the Texprocess Innovation Award for the best new developments at the fair.

No separate Source it area

In 2015, Source it will not take the form of a separate area but will be integrated into Texprocess as a product group.

In addition, sourcing will be a major topic of the Texprocess Forum. “Despite good inquiries, we have decided not to organise a special Source it area. The countries and associations that have so far registered are not sufficient to offer our trade visitors the variety of production options they are used to at, for example, Apparel Sourcing in Paris and New York,” explained Olaf Schmidt.

German garment and leather technology

VDMA Garment and Leather Technology, the conceptual partner of Texprocess, registered a considerable increase in demand for German and European garment and leather technology last year.

“From January to October 2014, our member companies increased their sales in real terms by 23% compared to the same period the previous year. In terms of orders, this amounted to an increase of 16%. These are excellent results, particularly against the turbulent circumstances prevailing on the markets,” said Elgar Straub, Director General, VDMA Garment and Leather Technology.

“A decisive competitive factor continues to be the integration of Industry 4.0 and, therefore, the digital intertwining of the design, processing and logistics of garments and textiles. Another important factor is sustainable production, especially in view of the increasing degree of official regulation.”

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