WTiN launches Future Textiles Awards 2017
The Future Textiles Awards (formerly Future Materials Awards) will be held on Wednesday 10 May 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany. The third edition, hosted by WTiN, will take place during Techtextil, the flagship trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens.
WTiN launched the Future Textiles Awards in 2014 with the aim of recognising success in textile innovation and celebrating the essential work of the many businesses that support the industry.
This was followed by a second edition in Milan, staged during ITMA 2015. Each welcomed over 200 guests, including a host of leading companies and research institutes. Now a biennial event to reflect the product development cycle, it is hoped the longer time period between editions will attract an even bigger variety of cutting-edge products, processes and treatments.
The competition will again be open to all end-use sectors for technical textiles as well as materials experts, product developers and designers. Categories for 2017 include best innovations in textiles for clothing, mobile textiles, sportswear and medical textiles, as well as Best Start-up Company, Innovator of the Year and Launch of the Year.