Category Sustainability

Vegan Life by Vossen

Why hand towels are not automatically vegan

Are not all hand towels vegan? This is a question which many visitors to Heimtextil probably asked themselves whose attention was drawn eye-catchingly to the “Vegan Life” range on the Vossen stand. These products were the world’s first certified hand towels in the production of which no auxiliary materials of animal origin were used. Read more...

Health-promoting and sustainable

Innovations in fabrics, carpet and wallpaper

Little pollutants, less waste, no chemical odor and best for allergy sufferers: The Heimtextil exhibitors with furniture and decorative fabrics, upholstery and imitation leather, carpets and wallpaper set the focus in 2019 clearly on the protection of our health and the scarce environmental resources. Read more...

The Rug Republic: rugs, pouffes and cushions

A success story from India

“I left India to come to Germany for the first time in 1992, with five rugs in my bag, for an exhibition stand of six square metres,” recounts Aditya Gupta, founder of The Rug Republic. And you get a sense that a lot has happened between then and now; this Indian company, which supplies rugs, ... Read more...

Naturally coloured denim from Halo Creative Design

Upcycling of an exemplary nature

“Images of the plastic bottles in the world’s oceans have increased our desire for sustainably produced textiles and inspired us to go down this path,” says Lincoln Chan, Managing Director at Halo Creative Design. The British company, with headquarters in China, originally manufactured wooden and upholstered furniture; this year, they are introducing their new denims ... Read more...

Erfal has its eye on pleats

Sustainable variety for sunblinds

This family company from Falkenstein in the Vogtland region is getting things moving round our windows. A well-established traditional company, they are putting the spotlight on classic pleats at Heimtextil and offer over 330 different materials. As well as this trend, company philosophy at Erfal is also big on sustainability. They use sustainable woven sunblind ... Read more...

Brands are looking for meaningfulness

How can companies help to shape the future?

Consumers are becoming more and more critical when it comes to a brand’s attitude towards political and social issues. They demand credibility and engagement from the big players: environmentally friendly and fair production conditions, sustainable management, and problem-solving approaches toward global problems, such as plastic waste and waste of resources. Read more...

Organoid, Tyrol: Wallpaper made from alpine meadow hay

Nature is the best designer.

Do you love the smell of freshly cut alpine meadows in the late summer? Just imagine if your wallpaper created this fragrance in your living room because it was made of this very hay. You don’t even need to put on your walking boots: The company Organoid Technologies from Tyrol is already producing this and ... Read more...