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Heimtextil hosted more exhibitors and visitors

Turkey was represented by a wide range of products displayed by 156 companies. UTIB (Uludag Textile Exporters’ Association) led the way in new trends.

Heimtextil 2015 in Frankfurt am Main closed its doors after recording an increase of around three percent in the number of visitors over the previous year. More than 68,000 trade visitors (2014*: 66,265) were delighted with the high quality of the products and their designs, and kept exhibitors busy throughout the fair. The 2,759 exhibitors from 68 countries (2014: 2,714 from 62 countries) were no less delighted with the orders placed by buyers. The further increase in the level of internationality – from 87 to 88 percent on the exhibitor side and from 67 to 68 percent on the visitor side – also ranks as a success factor for the trade fair. “This has been the most successful Heimtextil for many years and means we have not only extended our lead as the world’s most important event for home and contract textiles but can also confirm the positive outlook for the economic climate.

The significant increase in the number of affluent buyers once again demonstrates the high power of attraction exercised by our exhibitors and their products”, said a very pleased Detlef Braun, Member of the Executive Board of Messe Frankfurt.

At the beginning of the new furnishing season, this year’s Heimtextil was able to boast the fifth increase running in the number of exhibitors and thus send positive signals to the sector. The fact that Heimtextil is an important opening event, especially for buyers, was underscored by Patric Gehlhaus, Category Manager, Galeria Kaufhof/ Metro Group, who said, “Heimtextil is characterized by the large number of national and international companies taking part, and the high quality of the products on show. We not only make good use of the fair for trend scouting and finding innovations but also place orders. At present, much revolves around the subjects of sustainably and customer well being. However, holistic home concepts and implementation at the point of sale are also focal points. Ethno design and pastel shades are set to be a major trend for our stores this year.”

Particularly high level of satisfaction among international exhibitors

The good figures were also confirmed by the very positive results of both the visitor and exhibitor polls. 95 percent of all visitors achieved their goals for the fair (up two percent compared to 2014), which underscores the high standard of exhibitors at Heimtextil. The fair was also given a very good rating by exhibitors: 77 percent of respondents (2014: 77 percent) said they were satisfied to extremely satisfied with the fair. This was confirmed by Alessandra Ferretti, Export Manager of Italy’s Jannelli & Volpi: “It has been a great fair. The visitors included all the right people and we registered more definitive business contacts than anywhere else. The echo from all parts of the world has been fantastic, especially to our new Armani collection.”

There were particularly large increases in the number of European visitors from Great Britain, Italy and Spain. From the Arabian Peninsula, more visitors came from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. More visitors also came to Frankfurt from overseas nations, such as Japan and the USA. As expected, there was a decline in the visitor numbers from the Ukraine and Russia.

New ‘Theme Park’ trend area a great attraction

The new ‘Theme Park’ in Hall 4.0 proved to be a highly popular highlight – in the heart of the fair: “A clear and good trend show”, said Soizic Gilibert, proprietor and designer of Cosmic Zoo design studio from France. “I was able to gain valuable inspiration from the installations. Particularly interesting for me were the ethnic themes and the wide range of exhibitor fabrics.” In addition to the main parts, such as the ‘Material Gallery’ and the ‘Color Pavilion’, particular interest was shown in the themed installations, such as the seven-meter high foot spa for the ‘hospitality’ segment and a digital textile printer in the ‘Technology Lab’. Using virtual-reality glasses for the retail sector also offered some new perspectives by showing ways in which retailers can present textiles virtually and thus create a symbiosis between online and offline sales.

Heimtextil to begin a day earlier from 2016

At the beginning of the fair, Messe Frankfurt announced that next year’s Heimtextil would begin and end a day earlier, on the Tuesday and Friday respectively. With this change, the Heimtextil management is complying with the wishes of many exhibitors and visitors. “For the retail trade, Saturday is an important sales day. In this age of increasing online shopping, it is important that bricks-and-mortar trade retailers can offer their customers first-class products and services. And, generally speaking, the most important day for this is Saturday”, explained Detlef Braun. The next Heimtextil in Frankfurt am Main will take place from Tuesday, 12 March, to Friday, 15 March 2016.

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UTIB waits for home textile designs of students and professionals

Applications for the 4rd Turkish Home Textile Design Competition have started recently as it is open for professionals and students. The contest applications, which is organized by Uludag Textile Exporters’ Association (UTIB) held in the categories of bed, bath, curtains and sofa, can be made via www.evtekstiliyarismasi.com.

The competition which aims to increase the competitiveness of the sector by encouraging young people and professionals and to discover the unique designs of Turkish Home Textile that have the power to create fashion and trends in the global market; is being organized under the cooperation of Uludag Textile Exporters Association (UTIB), Turkish Exporters’ Assembly (TIM) and Republic of Turkey Ministry of Economy.

Turkish Home Textile Design Competition, which will be organized on 3-4 April 2014 and for the 4th time this year by Uludag Textile Exporters’ Association (UTİB), is waiting for the designs of professionals and students in several categories.

  • All residents in Turkey can apply to the contest.
  • To the professional category of the competition;

High school or equivalent education graduates can apply,

  • To the Student category of the competition; 2 year university students from all textile and design related departments plus, textiles, painting, design related departments of engineering faculties and fine arts faculties’ students at the undergraduate, graduate and doctorate level students can apply.

Competition Categories
• Bedding: Duvet Cover Set, Pillows, Quilts, Bed Covers
• Bathroom: Towel, Bathrobe, Loincloth
• Curtain: Tulles and Curtains
• Sofa: Upholstery Fabrics
For detailed information and specifications about the contest please refer to:



“The 3nd Turkish Home Textiles Design Competition” which was organized by Uludag Textile Exporters Association (UTIB) finished with the award ceremony which was held in Bursa at the Sheraton Bursa Hotel. Totally 32 designs have been awarded. Professionals and students evaluated separately, the results of the contest announced at the award ceremony. Board of Directors of UTIB and member of the boards of several organizations, exporters, industrialists and designers attended the event.


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Fourth edition of project and design contest in textiles starts

UTIB keeps its leading position in R&D and innovation in 2014 as well.

Developing new projects and designs have become an important factor for the success of companies in world markets. Furthering its efforts on the way to 2023, UTIB, Uludag  Textile Exporters’ Association, organizes again a traditional contest of project and design under the coordination of Turkish Assembly of Exporters and Bursa Chamber of Trade and Industry and supported by the Ministry of Economy.

Separated in two the contests both are open to professional, academia, students and freelance entrepreneurs. For project contest, participants will offer their ideas as a complete project covering its budget, target market, export and sales potentials etc. The design contestants will submit their designs as end products to the choice of sector professionals. Dead line is 14 February 2014 for the contest and finals are in the 3rd April 2014.

In 2009, the first year of the contest, 67 projects of 145 participants applied. Last year number of projects were 330 and number of participants was 2,500. Even more figures are expected this year both from Turkey and abroad. 80 of the project submitted earlier to the international project market have been awarded by various incentives.

It is expected that projects will be from wide range of textile fields such as, military, vehicle, building, functional textiles and home textiles like bathrobe, towel, drapery, upholstery, carpet, etc.

Contestants of four categories of home textiles, bed, drapery, coach and bathroom, each fore-runners will be awarded by TL 7,5 thousand, seconds TL 4 thousand and the thirds TL 3 thousand. The most innovative design will earn TL 10 thousand. Some chosen project owners will be supported by the Economy Ministry for their education abroad for two years.


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Distinguished Designers Awarded By UTIB HTE 63 June

Organized by the Uludag Exporters Union, UTIB, the second edition of Home Textile Design Competition was completed and awards were given in a special event. The event was participated by Mehmet Buyukeksi, president of
exporters assemble of Turkey, Ibrahim Burkay, chairman of UTIB, other members of the union, academia, leading names in the industry and visitors. In his opening speech, Ibrahim Burkay said, “We believe that home textile industry will keep contributing to the development of international relationships among the home textilers worldwide. Having a high level of
management capability, our industry will also be successful in 2012 and in the following years. Once again, I heartily congratulate all parties that took part in this contest, especially the contestants.”

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