At the Heimtextil, this year with a Summer Special from June 21-24, 2022 in Frankfurt/Germany, more than 900 international exhibitors will show a comprehensive product range of textile interior design in 3 halls on 7 levels. The leading international trade fairs Techtextil and Texprocess will be held in parallel. This year's trio of trade fairs offers the opportunity to see large parts of the textile value chain in one place.
Due to the current challenges, sustainability is a theme that runs through all sectors of the textile value chain, triggering processes and releasing innovative power in the process. Sustainability and circular economy are increasingly in the focus of many exhibitors. The home textiles industry has been addressing the issue of circular economy for more than 10 years, in order to save resources and make production and products more sustainable: materials are not disposed at the end of the product's life but are kept in the cycle as part of sensible recycling and are reused in new products.
In the center of the fairgrounds, in Hall 4.0, the trend area under the motto Next Horizons not only offers inspiration for the latest trend colors and materials but also shows how sustainable themes can be staged. The Green Village (Hall 3.0, Stand D51) helps to keep track of official labels and certificates. Label providers and certifiers will provide up-to-date information on current developments. This is also where the SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Lounge is located, which is being created in cooperation between Messe Frankfurt and the Conscious Fashion and Lifestyle Network as well as the United Nations Office for Partnerships. Together with Messe Frankfurt's Texpertise Network, the business network of the company's around 50 international textile fairs, the lounge focuses on the UN's SDGs. The online Green Directory shows all suppliers of sustainably produced textiles.
The Green Tours also offer the opportunity to be guided directly to selected sustainably producing companies and to learn more about their products. There will also be numerous specialist lectures, such as at the Heimtextil Conference: Sleep & More. Here, experts will provide valuable orientation for decision-makers in the hotel industry and hospitality trends will be examined from the point of view of sustainability and the circular economy.