drupa touchpoint textile is the special forum for an innovative, fully networked production chain: from design to the finished product in various cuttingedge fields as well as the textile industry’s business models.
The design competition "drupa - textile design talents" will be held for the first time in 2024. Aspiring textile designers and newcomers will be given the unique opportunity to present their ideas and visions to a professional audience.
The textile industry opens up cross-cutting technologies for numerous industries – touchpoint textile brings these companies together, provides space for cross-sector collaboration, new projects, and product and manufacturing ideas.
Our partner, the German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf (DITF), has extensive experience and an impressive network in the field of implementing a textile micro factory as well as in the field of conferences, both in fashion and in technical textile applications. DITF is taking over the conceptual design and operational control and organizing a Digital Textile Micro Factory with partners from the industry at drupa, thus offering a fully networked, integrated process chain from the customer’s request to the design, right up to large-format digital textile printing. Many exciting projects, such as the efficient customized production of sports and outerwear from sustainable materials in a digital workflow or a creative competition for young designers, are on the agenda.
As another partner of touchpoint textile, the European Specialist Printing Manufacturers Association (ESMA) is responsible for the presentation program. ESMA represents industrial, functional, and specialist printing and organizes conferences in the field of textile printing. At drupa, speakers from research, development, and industry will address issues such as printing and finishing technologies, workflows, market developments, and sustainability. The focus is also on trends and applications that are opening up new potential through the interaction of digital printing and textile printing materials.