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Heimtextil

(11 January 2022 - 14 January 2022 )
Venue: Messe Frankfurt
Location: Germany , Frankfurt am Main

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Covid-19 Update

Heimtextil 2022 will take place between the 11th and 14th of January 2022 in Frankfurt am Main. The event will be hybrid with a strict COVID-19 safety plan in place for the face-to-face aspects of the event. The safety plan for the event will include the following rules. Attendees must not have an ongoing Coronavirus SARS-CoV2 infection. Documents that confirm such a status include:

  • proof of vaccination
  • proof of recovery 
  • a test certificate.

Attendees can also test on-site via a free antigen rapid test. All exhibition halls of Messe Frankfurt will have a constant supply of clean air. Furthermore, the showground will include strict social distancing measures. Among them are spacious hall designs with distancing indicators and floor markings. This will help to maintain a distance of 1.5 metres. Presentations can take place at the stands if safety measures are always upheld. Attendees must wear at all times personal protection equipment such as face masks.

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Heimtextil is Germany’s premier contract and home textile show. It is the meeting location for leading players in the market. The fair helps to set the standards for the sector due to it taking place at the beginning of the year. Furthermore, the event is the location for learning about new interior textile trends. Founded in 1971, Heimtextil’s among Frankfurt am Main’s main events. It takes place at one of the city’s leading venues, Messe Frankfurt. 

Business Profile of the Event

Heimtextil attracts many professionals from the contract and home textile sectors. This includes retailers, wholesalers and interior decorators or architects. It also includes furniture and bedding stores as well as hotel outfitters. It additionally receives professionals such as manufacturers, visual merchandisers, suppliers, and others. Heimtextil is the meeting location for companies such as A2Home and ABS International.

What is New for Heimtextil 2022?

Heimtextil 2022 will feature several new changes to its format. Among them is the new topic of the Trend Space. The focus topic will be “tomorrow’s furnishing trends”. The Trend Space in Hall 4.0 will showcase how the pandemic has changed the way people furnish their homes. 

Another change will be the format of the event which will be hybrid. The in-person aspect of the event will have digital services complementing it. One service will include live streams and online lectures. The lectures will discuss a variety of topics such as sleep and Heimtextil Trends. They will additionally focus on the sustainability theme and the Future materials Library. Another service, Nextrade will serve as a data and order-management portal. The portal will provide 24/7 business-related services between dealers and suppliers. This will allow Nextrade to bring together demand and supply from the whole sector. 

The Future Materials Library will focus on 6 subject topics. These are:

  • “Regenerative crops”
  • “Remade fibres”
  • “Harvesting waste streams”
  • “What is changing”
  • “Impact of the crisis”
  • “Sustainable colours”. 

Trends will include Repurpose, Rewild, Reinforce, and Revive.

Subject topic “Regenerative crops” will focus on regenerative practices in fibre agriculture. These include sustainable techniques that allow crops to return to the environment. Such methods allow topsoil to become nutrient-rich. they furthermore encourage biodiversity to grow and remove excess carbon from the atmosphere. Such methods often result in the yielding of higher and more frequent harvests. Crops that at present use such methods include nettle, flax, and hemp. Fibres made from animals can also use such methods. “Remade fibres” will focus on production methods that reuse waste textiles. This will help in reducing the amount of pollution caused by the discarding of waste fabrics. “Harvesting waste streams” will showcase innovations in repurposing post-consumer waste and industrial waste. “Sustainable colour” will show slow, natural-dye processing substitute methods. Such methods focus on using new agricultural sources as well as lab-engineered bacteria. “What is changing” will showcase changes in existing industry systems. “The impact of the crisis” will show how the pandemic affects textile innovations. 

Heimtextil’s third format change will involve a new site plan. This will include a new Hall 12 which will accommodate the Bed & Bath fashion segment. Additionally, the Interior, Architecture, Hospitality event will take place in Hall 4.2.

Did You Know? 

Heimtextil can be beneficial for home and contract textile professionals. It can provide them with an opportunity to find new products. These include decorative and furniture fabrics and bedroom, bathroom or sun-protection textiles. The event furthermore allows them to network and form new connections. Furthermore, the trade show allows professionals to expand their specialist knowledge. They will also be able to gain recognition. It additionally provides opportunities to learn about innovations and trends.

Heimtextil has an extensive support programme. Among the main events in the schedule is the Heimtextil Future Materials Library. It is a dedicated zone for new interior application trend-setting materials. Often, the trends shown in the area reflect the current changes in the industry. For example, the 2022 edition focuses on trends such as repurpose, rewild, and revive. The repurpose trend places emphasis on repurposing existing textiles into new fabrics. 

Another event of interest is the Exhibition including its Smart Bedding sector. It is an exhibition zone focused on the important topics of sleep. At the zone, 150 companies showcase smart innovations and textile trends. Other exhibition sectors at the fair include: 

  • Heimtextil Trends 22/23, Textile Design
  • Decorative & Furniture Fabrics
  • Asian Excellence and Asian Selection
  • Window & Interior Decoration
  • Wall Decoration
  • Textile technology
  • Beautiful Living (Brands & Private Label)
  • Asian Selection & Asian Excellence
  • Galleria 0 Media
  • Smart Bedding
  • Bed & Bath Fashion (Brands)
  • Bed & Bath Fashion (Private Label)

The exhibition features around 3000 exhibitors showcasing their innovative and trend-setting products. Such include fabrics, textiles, interior decorations, designs, production technologies, and retail services. 

Heimtextil also hosts specialist theme areas as part of its support programme. Examples of such areas include the Interior, Sustainability, and Small-scale retail supply. The Interior is the specialist area for view a selection of functional fabrics. It can be quite helpful to interior designers, architects, and hospitality experts. The library allows visitors to examine and experience the materials onsite. Furthermore, they can visit lectures held by renowned interior architects and hotel experts. During the lectures, attendants can discuss topics such as building culture. 

The Sustainability specialist theme area has a similar intent to the Interior one. It is the area where attendees can examine textiles produced through sustainable methods. The area includes a dedicated section known as the Green Village. It is a section where attendees can ask organisations and certification bodies questions. Furthermore, the Sustainability theme zone contains the Speakers’ Corner. This is the area where international experts discuss resource conservation and production conditions. 

Heimtextil is a fair that can be of help to retailers, wholesalers, and designers. Furthermore, it can help interior decorators, architects, and hotel outfitters. Additionally, Heimtextil can help manufacturers, department store managers, and suppliers. 

Start-ups can look forward to several events in the trade show’s programme. Among them is the exhibition where they can showcase their innovations and products. Other events include the specialist theme areas such as Interior and Sustainability. 

Your Hotel Room in Frankfurt am Main

Invest in your business trip with hotel accommodation selected for your specific need. Travel 2 Fairs Ltd works with you to send you hotels in Frankfurt am Main with an ideal location and price tag. This will allow you to select the hotel offers that work best for you. Such as placing you near Messe Frankfurt for a quicker commute. We have long worked with large groups, so you can query for parties of twenty people and more. The entire registration process takes up to a day and you leave all details to us. Also, Travel 2 Fairs ltd assists with logistics as well. You can request a rent-a-car or an airport transfer in both directions, whether it is private or shared.

Logistics 

Heimtextil is an annual trade show organised by Messe Frankfurt GmbH. It takes place at Messe Frankfurt for 4 days. Opening hours for the event are between 9 am and 6 pm for the first three days. On the last day, attendees can visit between 9 am and 5 pm. 

Several alternatives allow reaching Messe Frankfurt while saving time. For example, you can opt for a taxi, train or walking when travelling from the Central Station. By taxi, you will reach the venue in 8 to 10 minutes. By the aboveground train or S-Bahn, you will access the exhibition centre in 17 minutes. Walking will allow you to reach Messe Frankfurt in 35 minutes. 

Likewise, you can opt for a taxi or train when travelling from Frankfurt Airport. Depending on the road taken, the taxi will allow you to reach Messe Frankfurt in 12 to 20 minutes. The journey will be longer when travelling by train, ranging between 35 to 50 minutes. Frankfurt has extensive railway and road connections that connect it to local cities. For example, the city is a 2-hour commute from neighbouring Offenburg.

Frankfurt has ample options for sleeping and dining in the city. For example, the Altstadt or Old City district has about 30 or more hotels and dining places. Frankfurt also has other recommended areas for resting and dining. Among them are the Innenstadt or Inner City, Sachsenhausen, and Bockenheim.

Audience and Statistics

Heimtextil is an international trade fair with a high attendance and satisfaction rate. For example, the 2019 edition had a 94% satisfaction rate. 3025 exhibitors and 67500 visitors attended the edition. 75% of the visitors came from countries outside of Germany. A total of 65 nations visit the fair. Among them are China, Italy, England, and the USA. they also feature Turkey, Pakistan, France, Spain, and the Netherlands. Sectors that attended the fair include interior design, textile, and textile machinery. They also feature skilled trades, retail trade, services, wholesale, and foreign trade industries. 

3025

exhibitors

67,500

trade visitors

65

represented countries

94%

satisfaction rate

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