Heimtextil 2024

Heimtextil 2024, which took place in Frankfurt, Germany, embraced the themes of sustainable production and artificial intelligence (AI) and featured almost 3,000 exhibitors.

Trend Space. Heimtextil 2024

This year’s edition of Heimtextil, a leading trade fair for home and contract textiles in Frankfurt, Germany, ended on a high note with a surge in exhibitors and visitors while setting benchmarks for a sustainable and AI-driven textile industry.

Despite adverse travel conditions, this year’s event welcomed 46,000 visitors from roughly 130 nations and hosted 2,838 exhibitors from 60 nations, marking a growth of 25 per cent.

Carpets & Rugs, Heimtextil 2024

The introduction of the Carpets & Rugs product segment in particular received a positive response from international buyers for the quality and diversity of offerings. The Smart Bedding range, including bedding, bed linen, bathroom textiles, mattresses, and sleep systems, also garnered a positive response.

This year’s edition embraced the themes of sustainable production and artificial intelligence (AI). The event offered attendees immersive experiences of industry transformations and highlighted AI-controlled sorting for recycling textile waste.

Interior.Architecture.Hospitality

Heimtextil 2024 positioned Messe Frankfurt for a record-breaking year with buyers engaging in the global textile market, including upholstery, decorative fabrics, bedding, bathroom textiles, mattresses, functional textiles, carpets, wallpapers, outdoor fabrics, artificial leather, curtains, fibres, yarns, sleeping systems, and decorative cushions.

Despite rail strikes across the nation, the event recorded a significant increase in both visitor numbers and exhibitor participation. This year’s edition featured a 95 per cent international exhibitor presence, with top exhibiting countries including China, India, Turkey, Pakistan, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Great Britain, and the Netherlands.

Textile Design. Heimtextil 2024

The visitor influx saw  growth from China, Germany, India, Japan, Croatia, Macedonia, Pakistan, Slovakia, and Cyprus.

The Asian Excellence & Selection halls showcased a range of high-quality textiles for medium and large volume buyers and export-experienced partners found new markets and contacts, with a notable presence from the Middle East.

Additionally, the Interior.Architecture.Hospitality program presented international manufacturers’ functional innovations and addressed several sectors including health, care, outdoor, new work, and sustainability.

This year, Heimtextil also announced a partnership with Studio Urquiola for 2025 and emphasized their joint commitment to innovation, sustainability, and design in the textile industry.