Heimtextil Trends 24/25 are approaching the trends differently: from trends being the driver to transformation being the driver. The focus of Heimtextil’s 24/25 edition is addressing change at scale. We present different transformative textile innovations under the headline New Sensitivity.
Heimtextil Trends 24/25 is about approaching the future of textiles with a New Sensitivity. In this context, sensitivity means considering impact when making a decision or product. We need a sensitive way of thinking and considering our relationship with each other, technology, and nature as linked functioning as a nexus. Specifically, we are seeing New Sensitivity emerging in home textiles through three different approaches: plant-based, bioengineered, and technological textiles. All three directions show different pathways towards a more sensitive world of textiles.
Heimtextil Trends 24/25: Colours
In pursuit of creating colours that evoke emotions in our senses while at the same time respecting our values in protecting the environment, sensitive colouring methods of natural pigments deriving from the earth and new colouring processes of innovative bioengineering technology have created a dynamic yet subtle colour palette for Heimtextil Trends 24/25: New Sensitivity.
Plant-based textiles mean that the fibres are derived from something that grows rather than being synthetically produced. The sustainable advantage of plant-based textiles is that their origin is natural and, therefore, more eligible to recirculate in existing ecosystems.
Plant-based textiles can be divided into two groups. The first group textiles are made from plant crops like cactus, jute and seaweed. The second group is textiles made of plant by-products which are leftover raw materials from production such as banana, olive, persimmon and hemp.
Bio-engineering bridges nature and technology and transforms the way textiles are made. They can be divided into two directions: fully bio-engineered and bio-enhancing biodegrading textiles.
For fully bio-engineered textiles, nature-inspired strategies are adopted in textiles production. Textiles are made from the protein, carbohydrates in corn, grass, and cane sugar, or bacteria. Biodegradable fibres can be added to conventional textiles like polyester to enhance the conventional textiles’ ability to revert to materials found in nature.
Technology can support the transformation of textiles through different methods: upcycling and recycling of textiles, textile construction and textile design.
Developing technologies for recycling textile waste and methods, or old textile construction techniques are ways to sustainable solutions. Textile Design Thinking is another method that addresses critical issues such as energy usage or durability of natural fibres and enhances these through technological textile advancement.
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