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A favourite jacket that's virtually indestructible, but can ultimately go on the compost heap, in line with the principle: tough on the outside, soft on the inside. That's a fitting description of the Peppermint Group’s EcoJacket. In a future study, textile engineers from the Advanced Materials Competence Centre (AMCC) joined professional recyclers to demonstrate that their innovative TRIWITEX yarn construction represents a huge step towards a sustainable future for the textile industry. The concept aims to combine two previously incompatible worlds. (Article in German language)

Many companies in the German textile and fashion industry are experiencing dramatic drops in sales. The corona crisis is already killing a large part of the mostly medium-sized companies. Traditional brands and family businesses in the clothing industry are just as hard hit as manufacturers of technical textiles or automotive suppliers.

No green deal without textiles - Ingeborg Neumann in conversation at the start of this year's European series of textile network "Textile continent Europe - opportunities and risks".

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Entry bands made of PET bottles, a red carpet made of old fishing nets and plastic waste recovered from the sea, a ball gown made of roses - this year's "Bundespresseball" was all about change. With sustainable concepts, new materials and a clever recycling economy, the textile industry can also make an important contribution to sustainability. Ingeborg Neumann was happy to give the guests an insight into our highly innovative textile world.

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15 jacquard machines running around the clock - they are the realm of Sarah Winkelmann. In a series, the "Free Press" introduces young people in traditional professions.
The young woman is a machine and plant operator textile technology in the Ertex weaving plant in Rodewisch. When asked, "What's the beauty of this job?" she says, "Actually, everything."

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The Ertex is one of the 34 best companies in Germany, in which health is capitalized, the so-called excellence class. Since the beginning of 2018, IKK has been supporting Peppermint Holding GmbH in the health sector.

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