All the pundits at major shows around the world share a common perception about the global textile industry: that its future growth will be driven by technical textiles. Indeed, technical textiles have become the most important driver of growth in the textile industry. This perception was shared by many experts at the shows.
Technology is the underlying force that is transforming the industry from its conventional to an increasingly digital character. New software solutions, processes and technologies used in garment and leather manufacturing are top of mind at textile trade shows worldwide.
But it is not just the conventional applications of textiles and apparel that are of interest to both the industry and the consumers. The applications are today proliferating, limited only by designers’ imaginations. For example, technical textiles used in the highly-specialized aerospace industry are now being contemplated for consumer applications.
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