Innovative Apparel Show on stage
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Themes & events at Texprocess

With its extensive supporting programme of lectures, showcases and competitions, Texprocess offers exhibitors and visitors an insight into the latest developments in the industry, as well as additional technical inspiration.

The event highlights of 2019

Discover our unique Texprocess event programme 2019. The programme will be updated continuously. 

Micro-Factories show integrated production processes

Digital Textile Micro Factory

Micro-factories will be the focal subject at the coming Texprocess. Texprocess 2019 features four micro-factories:

Digital Textile Micro-Factory of Texprocess and Techtextil
The Digital Textile Micro-Factory at Texprocess and Techtextil, in collaboration with the Denkendorf Institutes for Textile and Fibre Research (DITF) and partners from industry, will be presenting three production lines in Hall 4.1 alone: one each for the manufacture of clothing, a 3D knitted shoe and for processing technical textiles, e.g. for the automotive or furniture industry.

Smart Textiles Micro-Factory
RWTH Aachen University, jointly with partners from industry and research, will be producing a smart cushion in its Smart Textiles Micro-Factory in the passage between Halls 4.1 and 5.1. Visitors will experience the industrially compatible production of a smart textile, from design to finished product.

World of Digital Fashion
Six firms working in several fields – visualisation, CAD cutting systems, automated body-mass calculation, layout and process automation – have come together under the umbrella concept "World of Digital Fashion." In Hall 4.0 they will be jointly showing the ways in which their products can be integrated and combined in different workflows. The focus will be on the customisation of clothing and fashion.

Showcase of Efka and Gemini
Texprocess exhibitors Efka and Gemini will be showing how to produce individually designed football shirts. The micro-factory presents an easy solution that most companies can implement using existing resources and structures.

Special-Event „Urban Living – City of the Future“


According to the United Nations, nearly 70 percent of all people are expected to be living in metropolises and megacities by 2050. This poses new challenges for living and mobility concepts, as well as food supplies and health services provision. Functional apparel, with smart functions for example, could also play an even more important role in people’s everyday lives in the future.

In collaboration with “Creative #olland“, the Dutch creative industries, Techtextil is dedicating an exhibition space to life in the city of the future with the 'Urban Living – City of the Future' special event. The Techtextil and Texprocess exhibition area will be presenting examples of textile applications. In addition, an accompanying complementary programme will offer insights into the industry.

Texprocess Innovation Award 2019

Texprocess Innovation Award at Texprocess

For the fifth time Messe Frankfurt will be honouring the best new technological developments through its Texprocess Innovation Award.  Entries for the prize are possible up to 18 February 2019. Entry is open to both exhibitors at Texprocess 2019 and also to all firms, institutes, universities, polytechnics, and individuals not exhibiting. The prizes in the various categories will be awarded during the joint opening event of Texprocess and Techtextil on 14 May 2019. At the same time a special exhibition area will be showcasing all prize-winning Texprocess products.  

Texprocess Forum

Texprocess Forum

The Texprocess Forum in Hall 4.1 on every day of the fair will be featuring talks by experts on current topics in the industry. Once again the Forum will be organised in collaboration with the Textile-Clothing Dialogue (Dialog Textil-Bekleidung (DTB)), the International Apparel Federation (IAF) and the World Textile Information Network (WTiN). In addition, the Texprocess Forum will offer a thematic block exclusively around the theme of sustainability in the textile and fashion industry, with an offshoot of Fashionsustain, Messe Frankfurt’s conference about sustainable textile innovations.



The demand for high-performance IT solutions for the textile and clothing industry is increasing, especially with regard to fast fashion, traceability and quality management. With IT@Texprocess, Texprocess brings together providers of industry-specific software and services and users from the textile industry. Among the presentations to be shown by exhibitors will be software for customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), product life-cycle management (PLM) and supply chain management.

Young innovative companies

Young innovative companies

Dynamic, exciting, full of ideas: Young companies and start-ups from Germany present their textile innovations in the promotional area hosted by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi). A must-attend for all those who want to make a contact with young researchers and entrepreneurs.

Campus & Job Wall


International universities, institutes and fashion colleges present their study and teaching programmes at the joint special area of Texprocess and Techtextil. The Campus Zone also provides insights into current projects and is a contact point for highly qualified and motivated young talent.

This digital job exchange provides Texprocess and Techtextil visitors with information about internships, thesis projects and vacant positions at exhibitor companies. It also offers the chance to create individual profiles and attract potential future employers.

Techtextil event highlights 2019

Trade visitors and exhibitors at Texprocess also benefit from the supporting programme at Techtextil, which takes place at the same time.

Techtextil Symposium

New: Techtextil Forum

Expert lectures and discussion formats right in the heart of the industry: The new Techtextil Forum is an opportunity for an interactive exchange of ideas and information between exhibitors and trade visitors, as well as researchers and developers and users. Present your new material, your innovative technology or solution to a larger audience of specialists.

Techtextil Innovation Award 2019

Techtextil Innovation Award 2019

During Techtextil trade fair taking place from 14 to 17 May 2019, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH will present the Techtextil Innovation Award 2019 to honour outstanding performance in the fields of research, new materials, products and technologies, applications and new developments in the field of sustainability. The winners will be selected by an international jury. The awarded projects will be presented to visitors and media representatives in a special area during the trade fair.

Studentenwettbewerb für textile Architektur

Student competition for textile architecture: Register now

For the 15th time, Techtextil will be giving awards to students and young professionals for their work, as part of the 'Textile Structures for New Building' competition. The competition is supported by the international network TensiNet as sponsor, the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design at the University of Stuttgart, and the architecture and design platform Architonic. The online application deadline is 24 February 2019.

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