INNOVATION ROADSHOW Frankfurt, May 2019
From Berlin to Frankfurt am Main, the second stop for the Innovation Roadshow is Techtextil & Texprocess this May 2019.
Presented in partnership with Sourcebook, Kaleidoscope and Texpertise Network, the Innovation Roadshow is made up of the Fashionsustain conference, Thinkathon collaborative workshop and Innovation Showcase – read on for an overview of the proceedings.
Tue 14th – Fri 17th May 2019, from 09:00 – 18:00 daily and until 17:00 on Friday
Messe Frankfurt, 60327 Frankfurt am Main
Two leading international fairs under one roof: Techtextil covers all aspects of technical textiles – from nonwovens to functional apparel – while Texprocess presents how these are manufactured and processed.
Note: a Techtextil ticket will grant you access to Texprocess and vice versa, as well as the Innovation Roadshow Showcase and the Fashionsustain conference.
Innovation Roadshow Showcase
Hall 4.1, C46 Messe Frankfurt; 14th – 17th May
For the second edition of the Innovation Roadshow Showcase we have some very exciting exhibitors from Finland: Aalto University, Happy Textiles, Myontec, Planno Oy and Spinnova. Plus there’s also a second chance to catch the Lenzing AG, Santoni SPA and Procalçado SA zero-waste footwear collaboration.
Tue 14th May, 11:00 – 14:00; Forum, Hall 4 Messe Frankfurt
“Is sustainability the key to textile innovation?” – this will be the overarching question explored at the first Fashionsustain Conference to take place outside Berlin Fashion Week. The timetable and talks are as follows:
• 11:05 – 11:15
Sustainable innovation: A matter of survival
Keynote by Micke Magnusson, founder of We aRe SpinDye.
• 11:15 – 12:00
Trendsetting change makers: Is fashion leading the way for sustainable innovation?
Panel with Kering, Zalando and more, moderated by Max Gilgenmann, Content Director of NEONYT.
• 12:00 – 12:45
Synthetic change makers: What does the future of man-made fibres look like?
Panel with Lenzing, Infinted Fibers, Perpetual Global, Clariant and Indorama.
• 13:00 – 13:45
Innovation Roadshow presentation: Best sustainable practice
Panel with Lenzing, Santoni, Procalçado and Spinnova.
• 13:45 – 14:00
Wrapup and Thinkathon Summary
Mon 13th – Tue 14th May
To fit with the technical theme of Techtextil & Texprocess, this edition of the Thinkathon collaborative ideas workshop will focus on smart textiles and on-demand production. If you are interested in participating, find all the details and apply for the Thinkathon here by Thursday 18th April!
Title image: copyright Daniel Gebhardt