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Promotion Of Young Talent At Heimtextil: Textile Design Entries Invited


Young companies as well as prospective product and textile designers will be presenting refreshing inspirations and innovative textile developments at the international trade fair for home and contract textiles from 8-11 January 2019. With a wide-ranging talent promotion programme and a new competition, Heimtextil is placing newcomers in the spotlight. 


New talent initiative at Heimtextil: with the NEW & NEXT university competition, Messe Frankfurt is promoting young talent in the industry and giving textile designers of the future their first international platform. ‘The competition offers university graduates the opportunity to present their final dissertations to an international trade audience at Heimtextil and establish contacts with representatives from the industry’, says Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles & Textile Technologies at Messe Frankfurt. 


With the NEW & NEXT university competition, Heimtextil is targeting national and international universities that specialise in textile design and related courses of study. The winners of the competition will have a stand at the NEW & NEXT exhibition in the “Textile Design” product area in Hall 3.0. University representatives will be able to register for the competition free of charge at www.heimtextil-newandnext.com from midAugust onwards. The deadline for submission is 30 September

Debbie Mckeegan