DNFI at Heimtextil 2024

(Updated: January 20, 2024)

DNFI at Heimtextil 2024 The public panel discussion of DNFI members is scheduled for 11 January 2024 at 11:00 during the Heimtextil trade fair in Frankfurt/Germany.

Textiles made from natural fibres: obstacle or opportunity and game changer? As DNFI, we want to get the opinion of international textile experts on whether they see a change in the textile industry in the short, medium or long term. Trade fair visitors can ask their questions live and join in the discussion.

The Future of Natural Fibres for Textiles by DNFI.org

10:45 Meet at the Econogy Talk area in Hall 12.0 at Messe Frankfurt

11:00 Welcome by Elke Hortmeyer, Chair DNFI

11:10 Panel discussion: A Insights sprint on the economic and ecologic side of natural fibres.

  • Moderator: Elke Hortmeyer, DNFI
  • Dalena White, IWTO, regulatory developments in the EU of interest to natural fibre industries
  • Dr. Christian Schindler, ITMF, developments in machinery technology that will have an impact on use of natural fibres.
  • Dr. Terry Townsend, Cotton Analytics, overview of world natural fibre production, value and employment
  • Khaled Schuman, Cotton Egypt, factors underlying the growth of cotton consumption in Egypt during recent years
  • Amelie Pörschmann, textile designer, Sustainable textile alternative for home and garden products
DNFI speakers at Heimtextil 2024
from Left: Mr. Khaled Schuman, Ms Dalena White, Ms. Amelie Pörschmann, Ms. Elke Hortmeyer, Mr. Christian Schindler, Mr. Terry Townsend (Photo: (c) 2024 Stefan Schmidt)


DNFI 2023 Innovation in Natural Fibres Award Ceremony

DNFI Award 202311:45 Alternative to plastic: student at Hof University of Applied Sciences wins the DNFI Award 2023.

Amelie Pörschmann, a textile design student at the Münchberg campus of Hof University of Applied Sciences, has developed a biodegradable, woven plant bag made from natural fibers. “The Regrow” is therefore an alternative to many conventional plastic planters.

Date: 11th January 2024, 11:00 – 12:00 CET

Place: Messe Frankfurt/Germany, Hall 12, Level 0, Econogy Talk area

Organizer Site: https://heimtextil.messefrankfurt.com/

Check out: Heimtextil – Future Materials – Trend Space – Hall 3.0/