ITA at the PolitFashionNight in Berlin

12/06/2019
Professor Dr Thomas Gries, Ingeborg Naumann, Armin Laschet (from left to right) Copyright: Gesamtverband textil + mode

Professor Dr Thomas Gries, Ingeborg Naumann, Armin Laschet (from left to right)

 

On 5 June, NRW Prime Minister Armin Laschet opened the first PolitFashionNight in Berlin to present the capabilities of the medium-sized textile industry in NRW.

  Exponate Kompetenzzentrum Textil Vernetzt Copyright: Gesamtverband textil + mode Exponate Kompetenzzentrum Textil Vernetzt

In the run-up to the event, the Gesamtverband textil+mode organised two workshops on the topics of sustainability and digitisation. For the ITA Arash Rezaey supervised the workshop "Digital work, for people, not without". The workshop focused on the question of how digitized work environments can be designed in a targeted manner with the involvement of the workforce. This also included insights into the factory of the future and practical examples from medium-sized textile companies. ITA doctoral candidate Akram Idrissi presented a shirt that facilitates electrocardiogram measurement for the patient by transmitting the necessary data via a fluffy sensor yarn instead of glued-on electrodes.

Other highlights of the event were a panel discussion between Ingeborg Neumann (President of the Gesamtverband textil + mode), Professor Dr Thomas Gries (Director of ITA Institut) and Professor Dr Lutz Vossebein (Dean of Hochschule Niederrhein, University of Applied Sciences) on the topic of "Textiles shape the modern world".

  Carbon quartet with Armin Laschet (center) and Professor Dr. Thomas Gries (right) Copyright: Gesamtverband textil + mode Carbon quartet with Armin Laschet (center) and Professor Dr. Thomas Gries (right)

Appearances of the RWTH Carbon Fiber Quartet, whose carbon instruments were developed within publicly founded projects at the ITA, showed another exciting facet of the textile material carbon.

The fashion show "Fashion Forward" by students of the Hochschule Niederrhein, University of Applied Sciences, completed the PolitFashionNight.