By 2050, almost 70% of the world’s population will be living in urban regions, metropolises and megacities, according to the United Nations. This poses new challenges for construction, mobility concepts and health services, as well as for smart fashion and functional clothing.
With the special event “Urban Living – City of the Future”, the international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, Techtextil and the international trade fair for processing textile and flexible materials Texprocess both taking place in Frankfurt/Germany from May 14-17, 2019, are dedicating a separate themed area to life in the city of the future.
Supported by Creative Holland, an initiative of the Dutch creative industries, a special presentation area will examine the role that textiles and textile composites can play in the future of cities and highlight an array of examples of urban textile innovations from the Netherlands.
On an area of more than 500 m² in the foyer of Hall 4.2, which is being shared by Techtextil and Texprocess for the first time, selected examples will be showing how textile innovations can already improve the way people live together in urban surroundings today.