Category Sustainability

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...

Texool, India: sustainable upcycling!

Reduce, reuse, recycle

What a blessing it is that entrepreneurs like Jaideep Sajdeh from Mumbai exist and give us reason for hope: Jaideep imports disused hotel bed linen and other fabrics from wealthy countries around the world and makes them into shopping bags, cushion covers and other items. He prefers to use white bed linen most of all ... Read more...

Secret bed habits of top athletes

Nick Littlehales unveils secrets around optimized sleep

On the occasion of Heimtextil 2018, British sleep coach Nick Littlehales will talk about sleep performance and sleep fitness. His tried-and-tested sleep strategies for maintaining and even improving performance are used successfully by his protégés such as Christiano Ronaldo, Manchester United footballers and Team Sky’s top cyclists. Now Markus Kamps brings with schlafkampagne.de Nick Littlehales ... Read more...

Darling Little Place: cosy products for people and animals

Cushions for all the family – including our four-legged friends!

Constanze and Vanessa Frank had an idea. A very good idea! The mother and daughter, both dog-owners themselves, possess a high degree of quality awareness, many years’ experience of dogs and defined design standards. They were not satisfied with the dog beds and cushions on the market. “We can do this better”, they thought, so ... Read more...

Upcycling for four-legged friends

Studio am Meer presents products for dogs

The special display at Heimtextil 2018 entitled ‘All about pets’ is an area offering textiles for our four-legged friends. From designer dog beds and stylish, sensible toys to eating bowls fashioned from natural stone – there are all sorts and kinds of attractive and, above all, practical things on offer. Studio am Meer are exhibiting ... Read more...

Polyester yarn liberates oceans from plastic

Textiles made from recycled plastic bottles

If we do not do something to counteract pollution of the oceans with plastic, in 30 years there will be more plastic bags and bottles swimming in the oceans than fish. This is the bleak picture to come from this year’s UN Ocean Conference in New York. However, there is hope: strategies and products, both ... Read more...

Élitis: Wandverkleidung Robinson Kollektion

Abacá fibres on the wall

Interview with Élitis

Experimenting with wall coverings and home textiles and taking risks as a bold explorer – this is the philosophy Élitis abides by. The French company works tirelessly in seeking out new materials and textures that take shape on walls. For its homemade wall coverings, the textile brand from Toulouse found what it was looking for ... Read more...