Welcome to Talking Threads: The Textile Innovation talk show. Each week, WTiN will be bringing you the latest news and developments from across the textile & apparel supply chain to highlight the direction of innovation as well as the key challenges and opportunities facing this ever-evolving industry.

THIS WEEK: Series 1, Episode 6 (Nonwovens: Meltblown Special, 25 February 2021) - This week’s episode of Talking Threads focuses on meltblown nonwovens. Featured are André Wissenberg and Dr Ingo Mählmann from Oerlikon Nonwoven, who explain how the company’s machinery is supporting the speed and quality of meltblown production, and industry editor Adrian Wilson surveys the market status, discussing localised production and technological developments.



Previous Episodes

Series One

Episode 1 - Antimicrobial Textile Treatments

In this episode, the team explore the burgeoning anti microbial textile treatment market. The market is now more important than ever as the industry seeks solutions to the Covid-19 pandemic and the spread of harmful microbes.

Episode 4 - Plant-Based Materials

Sponsored by PrimaLoft and focused on plant-based materials, this episode sees the team chat with Julian Ellis-Brown, of SaltyCo, about the company's fresh-water free textiles and Faborg about their vegan alternative to wool.

Episode 2 - The Resilient Direct-to-Garment Printing Market

Jess and Fiona are joined by Sharon Donovich (Kornit Digital) and Joe Link (digital textile editor, WTiN), exploring the state of the direct to garment market.

Episode 5 - Sustainable Water-Repellent Solutions

Sponsored by Baldwin, the episode looks at the durable water-repellent (DWR) market, featuring interviews with Philip Tavell (Helly Hansen) and Alberto De Conti (Rudolf Group).

Episode 3 - ISPO 2021 Special

This episode discusses the latest trends and innovations from ISPO, the leading sporting goods trade fair. Featured guests include Louisa Smith, trend scout, ISPO Textrends and Rüdiger Fox, CEO of Sympatex Technologies.