New designs, pioneering product developments and major industry trends are the focus of the new Carpets & Rugs Hall 5.1 at Heimtextil, which has been fully booked since the last wave of registrations in the autumn.
The latest increase in exhibitors comes primarily from the machine-woven carpet sector. At the forefront are market-leading suppliers from Belgium – one of the most traditional textile countries that stands for sophisticated quality in the carpet industry. Ragolle Rugs, Verbatex and the Fedustria association and its members are just some of the new entrants. Other global brands such as the top player from Turkey Merinos Hali San and Universal XXI, Spain’s largest retailer and manufacturer, are also sending out clear signals for Heimtextil’s ambitious plans.
Carpets & Rugs is ideally integrated into the overall Heimtextil offering via the centrally located Hall 5.1. Whether DIY store, furniture store, carpet retailer or concept store: trade visitors to Heimtextil 2024 will benefit from the entire spectrum of textile interior design – from yarns and fabrics to finished products such as bed linen, blankets, cushions, curtains, wallpaper and carpets for every need.
In addition to new products and product development, the megatrend of sustainability in particular is driving the carpet industry. Companies are investing noticeably in concepts. Banu Kepekci reports: “Our carpets are made partly from recycled PET bottles and partly from our own recycled polyester yarn. We have also switched our packaging lines to polybags made from recycled material and started installing photovoltaic systems on our warehouses and production halls. These reduce our carbon footprint by up to 50 percent.” Across all manufacturing countries, the United Nations’ SDGs are becoming the focus of the industry, with an increasing number of companies aligning their sustainability strategies with them.