Heimtextil takes place every year in Frankfurt and is the world´s largest trade fair for home and contract textiles. Exhibitors from all over the world present their latest ideas and textile products to the international trade press and trade visitors. The perfect chance to present your university and the best student designs in our Newcomer Competition!
Your presence at Heimtextil
Heimtextil is once again organising the "New & Next University Competition" exclusively for national and international universities with a focus on textile design. Participating universities need only submit up to three representative design drafts by students via our online platform. The winners will present their university and selected student work exclusively and free of charge at Heimtextil in Frankfurt from 10 - 13.1.2023.
A prize with numerous benefits
The free exhibition stand is located within the attractive and inspiring New & Next area in Hall 9.0, where new-comers present their textile designs. The Heimtextil PR team will support the winners with extensive international reporting in the form of press releases and social media posts.
Register online for your university quickly, easily and free of charge. For more information visit: www.heimtextil-newandnext.com
The closing date was 31.10.2022. Many thanks to all participants.
Professor for Textile Design at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland. Active in design research since 2004. From 2010 to 2021, head of the Bachelor in Textile Design and deputy vice-director for teaching from 2015 to 2017. Currently leading several interdisciplinary Innosuisse projects with industrial partners from the textile, product and machinery sectors.
Maarit Salolainen is Head of the MA Major in Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design and Professor in Textile Design at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Finland. She is an experienced textile design professional with a passion for bringing textile knowledge to multidisciplinary platforms. Alongside her academic work, Salolainen works in the international textile industry. As a Creative Director for the Turkish interior textile mill Vanelli, she leads a team of designers and engineers in developing new concepts, products and collections for international interior textile editors and brands.
Director Policy & EU Affairs Orchestrator EIT Climate KIC Textile innovation expert, network manager, key note speaker and book author. Has a consulting company specialised in research, technology, and new market trends, innovation policies, strategies, management and finance focussed on the European textile and fashion sector. Shaped the strategies and policies for research and innovation of the European textile and clothing sector and managed large-scale European research projects for over 20 years.
Industrial projects manager for Hermès International. Integration of new technologies with a strong expertise in inkjet printing, technological intelligence, innovations strategy, water treatment stations (Textile, Tannery) and smokes washing process (Tannery), Water recycling (Textile, Tannery), general industrial topics such as quality, HSE, master plans.
Saman Khodabandeh is a textile engineer and manager, who graduated from Albstadt-Sigmaringen University in Germany. In 2018 he started to gain experience and insights into the discounter textile business as buying product manager sourcing products from Asia. In 2020 Saman left this position and became business development manager at Mitwill Textiles in France. Since then, he has contributed as a project manager to the participation of Mitwill in two EU projects and is managing other company projects, for example in the corporate fashion segment.
Isabella Valerie Braunreuther
Project: A SOFTER WOOD University: Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, Germany
Project: Manifattura - Minimale University: Hochschule Luzern (Design und Kunst), Switzerland
Ume Kulsum Ali Akber
Project: Discarded Treasures University: Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Pakistan