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TENCEL® – next generation ecological fiber

Lenzing is launching a new TENCEL® fiber made from cotton waste fabrics to drive ‘circular economy’ solutions in the textile industry.

The new generation of lyocell fibers will be the most ecological wood-based fiber on the planet – combining cotton waste recycling with Lenzing’s pioneering closed-loop TENCEL® production on a commercial scale. Lenzing is pushing new frontiers in ecological innovation and circular economy.

FasernLenzing achieved another milestone in its innovation heritage in the textile industry by developing a TENCEL® fiber based on cotton fabric waste. Lenzing is the first manufacturer worldwide to offer such cellulose fibers incorporating recycled materials on a commercial scale. TENCEL®, already a market success as an eco-friendly fiber, is now achieving another key milestone by creating from natural resources what is likely the most sustainable fiber. TENCEL® from cotton waste fabrics will further build Lenzing’s reputation as a leader in the field of environmental technology and will push new solutions in the textile industry towards circular economy by recycling waste. “For Lenzing, developing circular business models in the fashion industry ensures the decoupling of business growth from pressure on ecological resource consumption. It reduces the need to extract additional virgin resources from nature, and reduces the net impact on ecological resources,” says Robert van de Kerkhof, CCO of Lenzing.

TENCEL®, the most ecological fiber from nature, now featuring circular economy
TENCEL® has already been awarded the EU award for the most eco-friendly production process based on 99.7% closed loop circulation in the production and use of bio-energy. The renewable raw material of wood from sustainable forestry is another key advantage in terms of sustainability for TENCEL®. The latest next-generation TENCEL® fiber combines the best of two worlds – recycling cotton waste fabrics and using the most sustainable TENCEL® technology – to create one of the most ecological wood-based fibers on the planet. The recycling of cotton waste fabrics into virgin textile TENCEL® fibers offers a practical solution to enable circular economy in the apparel industry.

New approaches to marketing
The new TENCEL® fiber introduces an innovative approach to marketing. The fiber is not sold directly to yarn or fabric manufacturers. It will be exclusively offered to leading retailers and brands that in turn could produce their garment collections in the most sustainable way by engaging the right value chain partners. This ensures close co-operation and transparency in the entire textile value chain.

NachhaltigkeitA new type of identification procedure is employed to guarantee transparency for the TENCEL® fiber. This allows Lenzing to assure retailers that the TENCEL® fibers in the garment are indeed the most eco-friendly wood-based fibers.

At the current time, the fiber is being tested with selected brand manufacturers and retailers and is at the point of being introduced to the market. “Close cooperation with the sustainability leaders in the retail business gives us the chance to find common solutions to overcome sustainability related challenges in the fashion industry and effectively implement circular economy concepts,” van de Kerkhof explains. “The next generation TENCEL® fiber is revolutionizing the fiber industry and has the potential to significantly change consumers’ behavior,” van de Kerkhof continues.


#TENCEL  #fiber #Lenzing #cotton #fabrics #textile #industry #innovation #business #nature #marketing

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Heimtextil Russia has risen to another quality level

 2016 edition gave new opportunities for the development of your business

The 18th International Trade Fair for Home Textiles, Floor Coverings and Interior Furnishings Heimtextil Russia took place from 20 to 23 September 2016 in Moscow, Russia. The fair was conducted on its traditional grounds in IEC Crocus Expo, Pavilion 1, Halls 3 and 4. The exposition of 15,300 sq.m presented 229 exhibitors from 18 countries. This latest Heimtextil Russia again celebrated an increase in the amount of visitors: 17,656 professionals of the textile industry visited the exposition during the four days.

000_8235.JPGFair visitors could see the novelties of home and interior textiles presented by the companies from all over the world: Austria, Bulgaria, China, Egypt, Finland, Georgia, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Moldova, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Portugal, Tunisia, Turkey, Vietnam and others. National pavilions of Germany, China, Egypt, Pakistan, Turkey took part in Heimtextil Russia 2016. The international part of the exposition included such market players as Hefel (Austria), KT Exclusive (Germany), Bovi (Portugal), Neutex Home Deko (Germany), Castiglioni (Italy), Verbeekdesigns (the Netherlands), Gujarat Flotex (India), United Textiles (Egypt), Bari Testile (Pakistan), TIROTEX (Moldova) and others. Textile products of the domestic market were presented by such Russian companies as Gallery Arben, Casablanca, MONOLIT, Goldtex, Protos & Co, Vologda Textile Factory, Teatr Tkaney, Décor City, TexRepublic and others.

1Both visitors and exhibitors of the trade fair noted the quality growth of Heimtextil Russia. The range of the companies participating in the trade fair as well as their presented products proved the image of Heimtextil Russia as a professional event of high level, high quality and high standards. The fair exposition also featured an increase of some product groups. Apart from the general exposition of textiles and already traditional pavilion of wallpaper and wall coverings (AdaWall (Turkey), Pina Tekstil (Turkey), SIHL GmbH (Germany), Fuggerhaus (Russia), Zhejiang Lulian Decorative Material (China), Heimtextil Russia 2016 presented for the second year an expanded pavilion of surface design. The pavilion named Design Laboratory featured nine designers and design studios. Another new product group was Digital Print. Within the framework of this group Epson, SMART-T, RussCom Graphics and Textile&Technologies demonstrated the advantages of digital print on fabrics.

Heim-print-20sep-2-23Heimtextil Russia is a specialized event for the professional audience. This year several b2b programs were conducted during the trade fair, where visitors had a chance to meet with company representatives in a business format. B2b program with textile manufacturers from Egypt and Pakistan was conducted in the business lounge. A special project named Heimtextil Russia Online Mania was held at the Heimtextil global booth. It featured representatives of the leading Russian portals on interior design and online shops of home and interior textile.

Heimtextil Russia 2016 continued to develop the theme of textiles in contract business. The highlight was textile equipment of commercial objects for public catering. They were restaurants, bars, cafes, nightclubs and others. Textile product groups used in public catering include kitchen textiles, table decoration, curtains, wallpaper and wall coverings, carpets, furniture upholstery, etc. The exposition of Heimtextil Russia 2016 presented a number of companies with a wide assortment of textile products used both for interior decoration of restaurant dining areas as well as for textile equipment of its kitchen area.

Heim-print-20sep-2-48The main theme of the fair was supported with the annual contest for interior designers, which is also an amazing growth opportunity for young and talented designers. The contest this year was named “New Perspectives” and it was dedicated to the best textile decoration of a restaurant, café or bar. INTERIOR + DESIGN magazine was the media partner of the contest; AG Concept, Hellenic Goods, Tefal®, Rondell sponsored the contest prizes. According to the contest conditions, an applicant had to send his project of textile decoration of a restaurant, café or bar in style with Heimtextil 2016/2017 trends. The first stage of the contest was supported by Pinwin.ru. The expert jury board defined three finalists, who became guest designers to decorate a special trend installation at Heimtextil Russia 2016. They were Vladimir Andriuschenko from Krasnodar, Marat Mazur from Saint Petersburg and Marina Sarkisyan from Moscow. During the fair they implemented their vision of table decoration using textile materials provided by the Sponsors of the Trend installation: Gallery Arben (Russia), Anka (Turkey), Fabreex (Russia), Treartex (Russia), multiSTiQ (Germany), Figurniye Lambrekeny (Russia), Spradling International (Germany), Ernst Feiler (Germany). Vladimir Andriuschenko was recognized as the author of the best decoration, and in January 2017 he will go to the international trade fair for home and contract textiles, Heimtextil in Frankfurt, Germany. Marat Mazur and Marina Sarkisyan were the second and the third correspondingly. The three winners received many prizes from the sponsors of the contest. Also near the trend installation “New Perspectives” visitors could see a Top 10 Gallery with the 10 best projects defined during the first part of the contest. Images for the Top 10 Gallery were printed by Epson, the sponsor of the contest. One of the key events of the fair was Heimtextil Russia Design

Heim-print-20sep-2-52Academy, which includes multiple projects and expositions. Lectures and seminars dedicated to interior design were conducted in a specially designed trend area, sponsored by TIROTEX textile company. This year the lecture program was divided into several topical groups. The leading designers and decorators spoke about the features of textile equipment for hotels and restaurants; representatives of the successful Russian portals on interior design and online shops for home and interior textiles delivered lectures in the framework of Heimtextil Russia Online Mania project. Our praised guest from Amsterdam, designer Anne Marie Commandeur, presented the famous Heimtextil Trends 2016/2017 during the first three days of the fair. And the premiere of Heimtextil Russia was a special exposition named Design Education, dedicated to higher education on interior design in Russia. Fair visitors had an opportunity to meet representatives of Moscow Architectural Institute, Stroganov Moscow State University of Arts and Industry, Surikov Moscow State Academic Art Institute, Institute of Business and Design (B&D) and discuss learning environments, as well as take part in the practical workshops conducted by teachers of institutes throughout the trade fair. People could also visit Millami School sketching workshops. For those who wanted to have a rest during the intensive fair day and charge their mobile devices there were several Heimtextil Russia relaxation areas with special charging terminals, provided by the partner of the fair sky production company.

Without doubt, Heimtextil Russia is a brand with its own story. The next edition of Heimtextil Russia will take place on September 20- 22, 2017 in Moscow, IEC Crocus Expo.

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#Heimtextil #Russia #development #business #textiles #interior #Expo  #September #next_year

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Americasmart celebrates 60 years of excellence at January 2017 Market

The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market®  will be held at its traditional place, January 10-17, 2017

AmericasmartATLANTA – When the Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market® opens for business at AmericasMart Atlanta® on January 10, 2017, the global retail and design community will mark and celebrate its staging as the 60th consecutive winter show under continuous Portman Family ownership and management and the latest and largest in a continuing legacy of industry-leading market events.

“The six decades linking January 1957 and January 2017 chronicle a business driven toward the future, compelled by innovation and unfailingly committed to the industry we love and lead,” notes Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., vice chairman, president and chief operating officer of the AmericasMart marketplace envisioned and founded by his father, John C. Portman, Jr., who continues as chairman and chief executive officer.

“While the nature of the home, rug, gift and apparel industries has evolved with unimaginable speed over those 60 years, our mission sustains the course set by our founding compass: to create markets of necessity powering the growth of the tens of thousands of buyers and sellers choosing to do business here. That was, is and forever will be our passion,” adds Portman.

The January 10—17, 2017 Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market jump-starts global retailing as the first major buying opportunity of the year with new and expanded showrooms and temporaries brimming with product introductions, complemented by industry gatherings, thought-leading programming and celebrations befitting the legacy of the internationally celebrated marketplace.

003Home and rug trends start with The Atlanta International Area Rug Market® featuring the National Oriental Rug Show (Wednesday, January 11 – Saturday, January 15), staged and produced in exclusive collaboration with The Oriental Rug Importers Association (ORIA). New for 2017, the Market’s celebrated rug temporaries will be incorporated into the home furnishings and accents tradeshow, showcased in their own section alongside coordinating home product during the tradeshow dates. Other Rug Market highlights include educational opportunities and AmericasMart’s signature celebration of innovation in rug design and production, America’s Magnificent Carpets® Awards.

The gift and home furnishings Market—running Tuesday, January 10 through Tuesday, January 17 (Temporaries: Thursday, January 12 – Monday, January 16)— will give buyers a long litany of industry-leading experiences topped by:

  Diamonds of Design, a new vignette gallery presented in partnership with “Southern Living,” “Coastal Living” and “Sunset” magazines. Celebrating AmericasMart’s diamond anniversary, the exhibition assembles the most brilliant designers from coast to coast in Atlanta to bring to life their favorite design moments, eras and lifestyles of the last 60 years.

  Opportunities for buyers and exhibitors to support communities in need including the second annual Home for Hope day of giving supporting City of Hope, and the annual Party on Peachtree, the single-largest event benefitting Gift For Life (GFL) and Young Gift Executives (YGE).

  Presentations from design, entertaining, lifestyle and culinary trendsetters and thought leaders including interactive events in the Fiesta Dinnerware Demonstration Kitchen. 
AmericasMart’s world-renowned Gift category continues its industry dominance with an unmatched depth and breadth of new product in its General & Specialty Gift, Gourmet & Housewares, Tabletop & Gift, Children’s World, Home Accents & Gifts and The Gardens® permanent collections and corresponding temporary collections. 
AmericasMart’s Home collection becomes the epicenter of American design as trend-leading designers and retailers gather to network, connect with thought leaders and source product from the industry’s top home furnishing, décor and rug purveyors. The comprehensive HOME collection features top manufactures in the Home & Rug, Home Accents & Fine Linens, Home Furnishings, HOME & DESIGN categories and complementary Holiday & Floral/ Home Décor collection, which celebrates its 20th anniversary in January 2017.

AmericasMart’s industry-leading temporary collection features over 3,000 booths with growth in both the home and gift offerings. Highlights of the tradeshow include the return of its newest temporary collections ANTIQUES and DÉCOR | Light and Lifestyles, the integration of rug into the home furnishings temporaries, a largest-to-date On Trend gift collection and an unmatched luxury product offering in the HIGH DESIGN® LUXE, Gourmet LUXE, Tabletop LUXE, Gardens LUXE and HD Home collections.


#ATLANTA #international #Americasmart #home_furnishings_design #lifestyle #business #Southern_Living #Coastal_Living #Sunset

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Turkish businesses to organize trade fairs in China,” daily Sabah


Interviewed by Sabah, Ceyda Erem, President of CNR Holding, said Chinese officials asked them to organize shows in China in various sectors including home textiles, furniture, marble, construction materials, elevators, electronics and paints.

CNR Holding President Ceyda Erem said in an exclusive interview with Sabah daily that Turkey needs to invest in organizing trade fairs in order to balance the trade deficit with China. Erem, who participated in the business people group that accompanied Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on his China visit, stressed that the trade deficit with China was $1.24 billion in 2000 but it climbed up to $22 billion to the favor of China this year. When asked about the China visit, Erem said they had been welcomed with a greater regard than ever, and meetings with their Chinese counterparts, especially the CCPIT (China Council for the Promotion of International Trade) sector unions, were finalized with numerous agreements. “The First steps have been taken to organize fairs in five different sectors,” she said, detailing that Chinese President Xi Jinping’s presence alongside Erdoğan had great impact on the attention they received from Chinese business organizations.

They want us to take the Boat Show over there,” Erem said, then listed home textiles, furniture, marble, construction materials, elevators, electronics and paints as the sectors in which the Chinese want Turkey to organize fairs. Erem added that they are planning to take the Boat Show there along with home textiles, marble, rubber and plastics sector fairs. On investing in China, Erem said at an international fair organizers meeting in Switzerland 12 years ago, it was said that in 20 years’ time, they would all be working for China and the European fairs would come to an end. “English and German fair organizing firms have foreseen the decreasing returns in European markets and established their position in China without waiting for 20 years,” Erem said, and highlighted that they had been taking advantage of Turkey’s economic consistency over the last 12 years. Stressing that Chinese business owners do not know English, Erem said they are investing in human resources that will enhance trade with China, and the number of employees who are proficient in Chinese is increasing day-by-day.

When asked about her opinion on the fairground expansion decision of the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, Erem underlined that the size of the fairs in terms of area is not as important as it is thought to be in Turkey, indicating that the true parameter of success in fairs is the volume of business and the added-value provided to the economy. Erem claimed that the amount of participants and the number of interested visitors should increase in order for fairs to grow, pointing to the Premiere Vision Fair, which was conducted with French partners, as a notable example. She said they have sold 5,500 square meters at fairly high prices and attracted 8,000 suitable visitors. “But the French objected when they planned to double the area of the fair next year,” Erem said, the reason being purposeful expansion, as the French estimated that they could only manage to increase the amount of suitable visitors that would correspond to 1,000 square meters of additional space. Erem then explained that attracting appropriate visitors who are potential customers to the participant firms is more important than expanding the fairgrounds of Istanbul. She added that bringing Chinese visitors to a fair in Turkey is easy, while attracting Chinese buyers is more difficult to do. “That’s why we believe that it is more efficient to invest in organizing fairs in China rather than bringing Chinese buyers over here,” Erem said.


#Turkishbusinesses #business #CNRHolding #HomeTextileExport

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EVTEKS opens with new hopes

EVTEKS – 22nd Istanbul Home Textiles Exhibition is one of the top destinations for new business ties in home textiles industry.

Turkey is among top-four in the home textile business in the world and Evteks is the most leading show of the industry in the country. In fact, Evteks is one of the best home textile fair in the world. It attracts around 150 thousand professional visitors from all over the world and exhibitors from many countries. It hosts around a thousand companies with more brands along with concurrent events such as seminars, panels, conferences, etc.

Held over 160 thousand square meters, Evteks is a 5-day event being held from 17th May to the 21st May 2016 at the CNR Expo Center in Istanbul, Turkey. This event showcases products like Home textile products, carpets, tulles, curtains and bed linens are some of primary items of exhibit at the show. High quality raw materials, stylish and innovative design themes etc. in the Home Furnishings & Home Textiles industry.

The exhibition is annually organized by ITF – Istanbul Trade Fair / CNR Holding in cooperation with TETSIAD Turkey Home Textiles Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association with the support of Turkish Ministry of Economy.

The Ministry of Economy is organizing a special Buyers (Trade) Mission Program for this fair, May 18-21, 2015. Buyers from selected countries including are invited to join in the mission. For the companies attending the mission, a briefing, bilateral business meetings with the Turkish companies, an exhibition and facility tour will be organized.

#EVTEKS #HomeTextile #HomeTextilesExhibition #business #CNRHolding

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