FRANKFURT, Germany-Sustainability will remain an important issue at Heimtextil 2012 and will be supported by a lecture series and an updated Green Directory.
“Our goal is to systematically focus greater attention on sustainable products at our international textiles fairs, as we observe ongoing strong interest in the ecological segment,” said Olaf Schmidt, vice president textiles and textile technologies at Messe Frankfurt, which owns and operates Heimtextil.
One of the key topics featured in the new “Let’s Talk About . . .” lecture area will be sustainability. A series of talks on the topic will be given on the first day of the show, which takes place Jan. 11 – 14, 2012 here.
In addition, the Green Directory for 2012 will give an overview of exhibitors and products “with outstanding environmental quality or sustainable manufacture,” according to Messe Frankfurt, and those listed in the directory will display a special sign on their stand during the show.