Due to the corona pandemic, this year's Heimtextil 2021, the international trade fair for home and contract textiles, had to be cancelled. Now Heimtextil is further extending its range of digital services and launching a new online materials library entitled “Future Materials Library” at www.heimtextil.messefrankfurt.com/future. The digital materials library compiles a selection of innovative materials from around the world.
With a mix of commercially viable products and early-stage developments, the "Future Materials Library" invites visitors to open their minds to experimental approaches and revolutionary ideas. The curators of the new materials library are London-based futures research agency, FranklinTill. The materials were classified into 4 themes: Regenerative Crops, Remade Fibres, Harvesting Waste Streams and Sustainable Color.