There was, amongst others, strong representation at the Techtextil for suppliers of fabrics for functional apparel and of smart textiles with integral lighting, heating and sensory functionality, which are used in sportswear, fashionwear, outdoor clothes and workwear.
The Texprocess was also all about digital solutions for the sector – from fully networked production lines in the form of micro-factories and machines capable of autonomous learning, to cloud-based collaboration between designers, product developers, manufactures and retailers across national boundaries.
With ‘Sustainability at Techtextil and Texprocess’ both trade fairs focused on the approaches that its exhibitors are adopting to sustainability issues. A dedicated exhibition guide took visitors straight to the relevant exhibitors. Also, for the first time, in 2019 there were 2 winners of the Techtextil Innovation Award in the sustainability category.