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The basic principle of intelligent living environments is to install technical systems anywhere in the house where they are needed. However, the necessary power and communication connections are not always available. In the new project ConText, a consortium under the coordination of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) is developing a user-friendly and intuitive technology for smart textile surfaces, which makes walls and floors in living areas usable for cable-based power supply and communication.

 

As a warm-up to Berlin Fashion Week, the North Rhine-Westphalian textile industry presented itself at the NRW office at the Federal Government in Berlin. The event premiered the first PolitFashionNight.

 

Peppermint at Techtextil

Until Friday, we are presenting our textile developments in Hall 3.1, Stand G23 at Techtextil in Frankfurt. Techtextil is the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens. Visit us, take a seat on our aircraft chair and learn all about our project: Kolumbus combines the skills of the Peppermint Group: Spinning, weaving and finishing – all at the highest technical level.

With a video campaign, the Confederation of the German Textile and Fashion Industry called for a strong Europe as the basis for successful economic action in the run-up to the European elections.

Textile network is focusing this year on the shortage of skilled workers and young talents in the textile industry. To kick off this series, Ingeborg Neumann, President of the Confederation of the German Textile and Fashion Industry deals with a question that many companies are currently asking themselves: What can be done to counter the growing shortage of skilled workers?

The East German textile industry is particularly affected by the shortage of skilled workers. Companies are therefore stepping up their efforts to recruit suitable foreign employees.

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