Innatex: Increasing relevance for sustainable...

Increasing relevance for sustainable fashion

(Source: Innatex)
(Source: Innatex)

The 50th edition of the international trade fair for natural textiles Innatex in Hofheim-Wallau/Germany closed on July 31, 2022, and the outcome was better than many participants were expecting. Orders and visitor numbers were still below levels regarded as normal before corona; but the trends were upward once again and the atmosphere as relaxed as in the years until 2019. Many exhibitors report increased reach. All of this underlines the growing relevance of sustainability in fashion.
Many current issues and challenges were discussed in the Lounge Talks at the Community Area and in the exhibition hall, according to event organizer Muveo GmbH, Frankfurt/Germany. These included forthcoming  Another aspect is the procurement bottleneck.
Trending topics from the Green Fashion sector at the Innatex included the circular economy, natural fibers such as linen and hemp, pastel shades, and transparency throughout the supply chain. The online platform Retraced, winner of the German Sustainability Award, offers block-chain based solutions for traceability back to the source.
The next Innatex will take place from January 21-23, 2023 in Hofheim-Wallau.

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