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ITMA 2023: Evolution before Revolution

‎Regularly, our Secretary General Lutz Walter shares his insights and knowledge through his blogposts, covering a wide range of topics related to textile sustainability and innovation. Follow his blog to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges that the textile industry is facing today.

"Nobody could have walked away from ITMA not thinking textile innovation isn’t truly alive and rather shifting into higher gear than slowing down. The number of companies innovating every aspect up and down the textile value chain is still mind-blowing."

In his new blogpost, our Secretary General Lutz Walter shares his insights and personal takeaways from ITMA 2023, and how it highlighted broad trends like digitalisation and sustainability. Circularity through fibre-to-fibre recycling and biobased processes showed immense potential for a greener future. Digital printing also emerged as a star, paving the way for on-demand and local production. However, challenges remain, such as feedstock availability for recycling, resource optimisation, and waterless processing. AI and the emergence of new business models could also further revolutionise the industry.

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