Heimtextil Tweaks Layout
Carole Sloan -- Home Textiles Today, February 25, 2011
FRANKFURT, GERMANY - Home textiles fashion trends, sustainability and new aspects of the contract business will be key themes at Heimtextil here next month.
A three day program during this major international trade fair - which runs January 12 to 15 - will focus on how fashion influences home textiles in terms of color, pattern and materials as one key element. Sustainability in home fabrics and products will be discussed in terms of statutory regulations, ethical rules and global standards as well as eco-labels during sustainability sessions and a discussion of the standards and changes in the contract segment will be the focus for the discussions in this segment.
For home textiles and other product categories, Heimtextil is changing the layout for the 2011 event. The halls are organized by product groups to make navigation easier.
The designer bed and bath categories that in 2010 were showcased in Hall 11, continue with Premium Collections: Classic housed in Hall 11.0 while Premium Collections: Fashion will be in Hall 11.1.
In addition, table linens, bedding, mattresses, and bath linens and accessories will be showcased in Hall 11.1. Table linens also will be in Hall 9.0 and 11.0, while bedding, mattresses and throws also will be in Halls 6.0, 9.0 and 11.1.
Bath and bath accessories will also be in Halls 8.0, 9.0 and ll.0.
Asian origin products will be housed in Hall 10, separated as categories as Asian Vision for the premium segment in Hall 10.2; with Hall 10.1 highlighting quality bed, bath and table linens and Hall 10.3 focusing on Asian Feeling suppliers, including joint venture partners and quality suppliers in similar categories.
Window and upholstery fabrics will be highlighted in Halls 3.0, 3.1 and 4.1, while floor coverings, wall coverings and sun systems will be featured in Hall3.1.
Asian suppliers also will be showcased in Halls 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3.
The first issue of the Green Directory will be available at Heimtextil 2011 and lists the qualified suppliers and their products as well as products that stand out based on significant quality standards as well as a special show in Hall 8.
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