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Young designers will compete for ‘Denimtopia’ 

Trade FairsYoung designers will compete for 'Denimtopia' 

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Organised by Colin’s, the fashion brand of Türkiye, with the theme of Denimtopia this year, Denim Fikrim Design Competition once again opens a space for young designers to present their new ideas. Applications for the competition, which is organised to raise awareness about sustainability among students studying in fashion, textile, architecture, graphic and industrial design departments of universities in Türkiye, to contribute to the development of their vision by receiving training from world-renowned fashion designers and to enable them to discover their creativity, can be made starting from February 1st 2024 until March 1st 2024. 

ITMA ASIA + CITME 2022 postponed to 2023

It is announced that ITMA ASIA + CITME 2022, organised by Beijing Textile Machinery International Exhibition Co., Ltd and co-organised by ITMA Services postponed to the next year due to the pandemic situation in China. Originally scheduled to take place on November 20-24, 2022, the exhibition will continue to be held at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (NECC) on November 2023. Show owners CEMATEX and Chinese partners, the Sub-Council of the Textile Industry, CCPIT (CCPIT-Tex), China Textile Machinery Association (CTMA) and China Exhibition Centre Group Corporation (CIEC) advised that the new show dates will be announced shortly. 

“We must also ensure the health and safety of all our participants”

President of CEMATEX Ernesto Maurer stated that due to the present circumstances in China, they have decided to reschedule the combined show to next year when the pandemic situation is expected to stabilise. Maurer said: “As the exhibition features the participation of overseas exhibitors and visitors, we believe it is in the interest of the industry that we postpone the exhibition to allow greater participation at the most important textile machinery exhibition in Asia.“

President of CTMA Gu Ping disclosed: “We are very grateful to our exhibitors, media and industry partners for their support. Although the preparatory work has been going smoothly and we are looking forward to the exhibition opening, we must also ensure the health and safety of all our participants.”

SIGN Istanbul brings the printing industry together with its 23rd edition

SIGN Istanbul, which is expected to bring together 25,000 qualified buyers from 80 countries with 300 exhibitors, will host the latest technologies of the digital printing industry, worth billions of dollars. Fast, practical and economical digital solutions that allow the designs prepared on computers to be printed on different materials in the desired type and size will be exhibited together at the fair, which will be held for the 23rd time on September 8-11, 2022 by Tarsus Türkiye.

Tarsus Türkiye General Manager Zekeriya Aytemur underlined that with the effect of the rapid change in printing technologies, the digital printing industry will come to the fore in this year’s fair as well, like it has in recent years. Aytemur, saying that the global digital printing market, which has reached a size of tens of billions of dollars, meets faster, higher quality, more economical and environmentally friendly innovations every day, disclosed; “Numerous companies will make the world launches of their new machines at SIGN Istanbul. An energetic fair full of innovations awaits industry professionals in September.”

Countdown for HOMETEX begins

HOMETEX Home Textile Fair, one of the important fairs of the home textile sector, opens its door on May 17 at Istanbul Expo Centre. HOMETEX, organized by the umbrella organization of the sector, Turkish Home Textile Association (TETSİAD) and Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BTSO) subsidiary KFA Fair Organization, will host industry professionals from all over the world on May 17-21. The fair will be open to visitors starting from the morning hours on May 17, Tuesday and the opening cocktail will be held with the participation of speakers at 17:00.

The theme of ‘sustainability’ will be at the forefront this year at the HOMETEX, which will be held on a total area of 200 thousand square metres in 11 halls. A wide range of product groups such as curtains, curtain accessories, tulle, upholstery fabric, kitchen and dining room textiles, towel and bathroom group products, and sleeping and bedroom textiles will be exhibited in the ‘Inspiration Areas’ to be created at the fair. The leading designers of Türkiye will blend the products of the companies with their own interpretations in the ‘Designer Boxes’.

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Three halls welcome visitors at SIGN Istanbul 2022

The International Industrial Advertising and Digital Printing Industry will meet at SIGN Istanbul 2022 on September 8-11. The fair, which will be organized by Tarsus Türkiye in 3 halls and a total area of ​​40 thousand square meters, will bring together industry professionals for the 23rd time with the slogan #LeaveYourSIGN  this year. More than 400 companies, including Türkiye’s industry leaders as well as world brands, are expected to participate in the SIGN Istanbul 2022. The fair, hosting 24,621 buyers from 81 countries in the previous organization, aims to host at least 25,000 professional visitors, 3,500 of whom are from abroad, in September. It was reported that 9 out of 10 professionals who visited the previous fair said that they will also come to the fair in 2022.

A separate hall will be opened for promotion companies this year in SIGN Istanbul 2022, where the latest machinery, materials, equipment and technologies of the industrial advertising and digital printing world will be exhibited together. A new project called ‘PROMOGIFT Istanbul’ will be implemented with the participation of companies operating in the ‘Corporate Promotion and Advertisement’ sector, in this context. PROMOGIFT Istanbul will take place as a special section in the 11th hall with the opening of an additional hall and is expected to open new trade channels to the sector.

Domestic and international buyers will network with industry peers and stay up to date with the latest trends, while also being able to supply cost-effective machinery parts for digital printing, screen printing and textile printing, as well as laser machines, LED systems, advertising products, inks, 3D printing technology and visual communication and monitoring equipment at the fair.

ITMF conference has been postponed due to increasing cases in Europe

The ITMF Board, together with its two co-hosts Swiss Textiles and Swiss Textile Machinery, announced that they have postponed the ITMF conference due to its uncertain and unpredictable outlook with regard to travel and event restrictions caused by the new Covid-19 variant Omicron. ITMF Annual Conference 2022, which was expected to be held on April 10-12, 2022, will take place in Davos, Switzerland, on September 18-20, 2022 according to the statement.

ITMF, founded in 1904, is an international forum for the world’s textile and related industries. ITMF members are associations and companies from more than 40 countries covering the entire textile value chain, as producers of fibres, textile machinery, chemicals, textiles, apparel, and home textiles, representing around 90% of global production.

C!Print Madrid seventh edition postponed due to pandemic

After the new variant of Covid-19, Omicron, started to spread rapidly in Europe, news of postponements and cancellations began to come for lots of shows and events one after another. Eagerly awaited by the print industry, C!Print Madrid seventh edition has been postponed to 26-28 April, 2022, considering it is extremely hard to hold the event under full security guarantees. The organizers announced that they made this decision after listening to the exhibitors and participants and evaluating all possible options. C!Print Madrid will host printing, visual communication and personalization professionals who want to see innovations in technology and applications and who want to meet with key players in the market in a safe environment in April.

Director of C!Print Madrid Pierre Mirlit made the following statement on the subject; “In this challenging sanitary context, discussions and advice from our partners have led us to look for a safer alternative for the show. The next 26, 27 and 28 April will allow us to bring together the right conditions to celebrate the event”.


MUNICH FABRIC START, which was planned to be held on January 25-27, 2022, is cancelled due to the increase in the number of cases across Europe due to the Omicron variant. The international denim trade show BLUEZONE, also expected to be held in January, is postponed to May 3-4, 2022. Around 700 suppliers from 33 countries are registered for MUNICH FABRIC START, including more than 90 international denim suppliers for BLUEZONE.

Munich Fabric Start  Managing Director Sebastian Klinder made the following statement; “As trade fair organisers, in addition to the major economic risk, we also have a high social responsibility. Decisive for this serious decision are various realistic scenarios that could occur in the coming weeks depending on the situation: a very short-term ban on events, further restrictions for events or additional travel restrictions. In addition, of course, the health and safety of all participants is always our top priority”.

Klinder stated that due to the current developments, they unfortunately had no option than to cancel the MUNICH FABRIC START and said; “At the same time, we see a great opportunity in being able to offer a physical platform for denim and innovations in Munich from 3-4 May 2022: BLUEZONE X KEYHOUSE. There, you will find an impressive new format in the style of a blue festival with currently over 90 exhibiting denim mills and innovators”.

We will wait a year to meet at ITM

Turkey and the region’s largest textile machinery and technology exhibition ITM2020 announced for the second time to postpone due to the coronavirus outbreak. The trade fairs, which should normally be held in Istanbul TUYAP on June 2-6, 2020, was postponed to July 14-18, 2020 due to precautions for the health of exhibitors and visitors. However, the worldwide outbreak spread rate, and in particular the increasing number of cases in Turkey showed that this one-month delay is not enough. The organizer of the exhibition, Teknik Fuarcılık, announced that the exhibition was postponed to the next year with a statement. According to this new planning, ITM2021 will be organized in Istanbul TUYAP on June 22-26.

Technical textiles and nonwoven exhibition Hightex, organized simultaneously and together with ITM, was also affected by this change. HIGHTEX will be held on the same dates as ITM2021.

We will wait a year to meet at ITM

Expectation becomes reality! FESPA 2020 postponed

With two weeks remaining FESPA Global Print Expo 2020 (March 24-27, 2020) and the simultaneously organized European Sign Expo 2020 and Sportswear Pro 2020 have been postponed. The announcement made by FESPA disclosed that in light of the rapidly evolving situation regarding COVID-19 in mainland Europe, and in close dialogue with their national Associations and exhibitors, they have taken the decision to postpone.

Based on feedback from exhibitors, FESPA will now seek to reschedule the events for a later date, precise timing and venue still to be determined based on venue availability.

FESPA CEO Neil Felton explained; “Until this week, our actions with regard to COVID-19 – including the pre-emptive action taken in February regarding exhibiting companies from China – have been informed by guidance from the relevant international and national authorities, with the primary objective of safeguarding the health and wellbeing of exhibitors and visitors. However, in light of the recent spread of the virus in specific areas of mainland Europe, we have consulted with our stakeholders and have concluded that it is in the best interests of our community to defer the events to a later date”.

FESPA will provide an update regarding revised event dates in due course.

Expectation becomes reality! FESPA 2020 postponed

Trade fairs news: another fair postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

Dozens of fairs and events in China have been cancelled since the new type of coronavirus outbreak occurred in December 2019. Due to the unavoidable increase in cases and deaths, almost all activities planned for the first half of the year are either cancelled or postponed to the second half of the year. The 21st Zhejiang International Trade Fair for Textile and Garment Industry, which is planned to be held on May 14-16, has been postponed to July 22-24 2020.

Organizer Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd announced that they were very careful about the outbreak and its effects on the industries. The company announced that this decision was taken to strengthen the outbreak measures; protect the health and safety of all exhibitors, and ensure the effectiveness of the fair. 2020 The International Healthcare and Textile Sci-Tech Innovation Conference; which will be held simultaneously with the fair, has also been postponed. Both events will take place at the Yiwu International Expo Center in July. Adsale announced that they will continue to monitor the outbreak situation, keeping close contact with the local government and authorities, making sure the fair preparation works are moving forward effectively.

Another fair postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

INDEX 20 postponed due to coronavirus threat

Several important fairs has been announcing the decision to postpone or cancel for the last two months; due to the new type of coronavirus outbreak. INDEX 20, which is the biggest fair of the nonwoven sector, has also joined among the postponed fairs. The fair, which is planned to be held in Geneva from March 31st to April 3rd; was postponed to October 20-23, 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak that increased its impact. By ordinance entering into force on 28 February 2020 at 10:00 am; the Swiss Federal Council has prohibited all events bringing together more than 1’000 people.

In the current circumstances, the situation is qualified as a force majeure event. As a result, taking into account the negative evolution of the situation; INDEX 20 is postponed to 20 – 23 October 2020. The situation has recently significantly deteriorated with the appearance of the first confirmed cases of coronavirus in Switzerland. The organisers had no other choice than to review their assessment of the situation; and to act in strict compliance with the ordinance of the Swiss Federal Council.

INDEX 20 postponed due to coronavirus threat

Trade fairs news: FESPA and TÜYAP announced the coronavirus measures

Measures against the coronavirus outbreak were announced; for the upcoming FESPA Global Print Expo 2020 and the International Istanbul Yarn Fair. While participation and visits from the China region were stopped, health and hygiene criteria were increased in the fairgrounds.

The Coronavirus outbreak affected dozens of countries, especially China, and more than 2,000 people died. Several fairs were either postponed or cancelled in light of this deadly epidemic. However, some fairs turned to other measures instead of cancelling or postponing. The main point here focuses on restricting and holding up access from China.

A series of measures have been announced for FESPA Global Print Expo 2020 to be held in IFEMA-Feria de Madrid in Spain on March 24-27; and the European Sign Expo 2020 and Sportswear Pro 2020 that will be organized together.

FESPA and TÜYAP announced the coronavirus measures

Trade fairs news: touchpoint textile, a first special for drupa

Drupa, one of the world’s leading printing technology fairs, held every four years; will be held in Düsseldorf, Germany on June 16-26, 2020. The fair will hold a new event that expands its scope this year. Touchpoint textile, a new special show for digital textile printing applications, is premiering at drupa 2020 in Hall 4. With the textile industry spawning technologies for numerous industries; touchpoint textile connects these various sectors, offering them a platform for cross-industry collaboration, new projects; as well as product and manufacturing ideas that will be demonstrated on-site in a microfactory.

As the world’s leading trade fair for printing technologies; drupa is providing this forum to reflect the rising significance of digital textile printing; and to underline its importance as a driver of innovation; and growth in new fields of business for the printing industry. The special show is an indicator of how drupa is gaining ground in new markets; which apart from textile printing include packaging, large format printing, industrial and functional printing. All of these segments are going through the same transformation processes, offering tremendous potential for growth.

touchpoint textile: a first special for drupa

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