Ingeborg Neumann: Lockdown goes to the existence
In an interview with the Tagesspiegel, Ingeborg Neumann, president of the textil+mode association, warns that a factory shutdown would be an "economic shock from which we would not recover. The current lockdown goes "to the existence" of the companies. Neumann calls for the government to treat manufacturers and retailers equally when compensating for hard-to-sell seasonal goods.
Ingeborg Neumann was re-elected as President of the General Association of the German Textile and Fashion Industry
Neumann: "Medium-sized industry needs social and political support in order to get out of the Corona crisis."
Berlin: Ingeborg Neumann is elected President of the general association textil + mode for a further three years. The general meeting of the umbrella association of the textile and fashion industry unanimously confirmed Neumann today. The Vice Presidents and the Presidium also continue to work together.
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Peppermint: New technology is an all-rounder
With Triwitex, the Peppermint Group has developed a yarn process that not only fashion and environmentally conscious consumers, but also the sharing economy have been waiting for.
What is special about Triwitex?
Steffen Lüdemann: Triwitex is a very powerful spinning technology. We can use it to make wool or other natural fibers much more resistant. For example, you have no pilling, so the fabric no longer fuzzes. In addition, this new spinning technology enables us to use novel raw materials such as biopolymers. We offer a process for many new, innovative applications and products.
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German textile and fashion industry supports the Federal President's appeal for vocational training
textil+mode President Ingeborg Neumann: "You can rely on the medium-sized industry, we train even in economically difficult times!"
Berlin: 80 percent of companies in the German textile and fashion industry want to maintain their training capacities despite the dramatic economic consequences of the corona pandemic. "This is a strong signal and shows once again the reliability of the medium-sized industry, even if we are currently struggling with enormous economic problems," said Ingeborg Neumann during the exchange with Federal President Steinmeier at Bellevue Palace. (Photo: Copyright Kugler, article in German language)
Durable and recyclable using innovative spinning technology
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)
Interview with Ingeborg Neumann, President of the Association of the German Textile and Fashion Industry
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.