Apparel textiles are today true high-performance materials that offer many additional functions - for work, medicine or simply for more comfort.
The term architecture sounds like concrete, glass and steel. But the future belongs to special textiles that make entirely new architectural solutions possible.
The German textile industry focuses not only on new textile products but also on environmentally friendly production and the saving of raw materials.
Textiles can heat, cool and harvest energy from the environment. They also help to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels.
Textiles have long been essential for food and water supply - as a water filter. In the future many more applications will be added.
Textiles can clean the air, shield heat, even dampen noise - they are the ideal material for the livable city of the future. (German version)
Textiles are not just band-aid. Today, textiles fight diseases and heal - amazingly easy and often without the use of medical equipment.
Functional textiles change the living. Textile room dividers, glowing curtains, heating walls, self-cleaning carpets and floor covering with sensors are...
Textiles can be used to charge electric vehicles and fuel hydrogen cars - light carbon fiber will soon be a must for cars and planes.
Production and logistics
Individuality, tailor made products, resource savings - the textile industry is constantly developing sophisticated new processes and materials.