ITMA has been the world’s most established textile and garment machinery exhibition since 1951. Over the years, it has been a catalyst for change and competitiveness for the industry.
ITMA 2015 has achieved a new milestone,
attracting the biggest number of exhibitors since the show’s launch way back in 1951. The 17th edition of ITMA has 1,691 exhibitors from 46 countries and economies. The largest participating country in terms of space booked is Italy. Italian exhibitors booked a total of 32,540 square metres. This is followed by Germany at 21,380square metres, Switzerland at 5,530 square metres, and Spain with 4,540 square metres.
ITMA 2015 features exhibits clustered into 19 chapters. The sectors range from spinning, web formation, winding and texturing, weaving, knitting and hosiery, embroidery and braiding, finishing, dyestuffs and chemicals, software, logistics, plant operations, recycling and education to garment making and textile processing, printing and fibre and yarn.
Focus on industry sustainability
The theme of ITMA 2015 is ‘Master the Art of Sustainable Innovation’. The exhibition is not only a mega technology showcase; it also features initiatives underpinning the focus on sustainability.
Among the efforts is the launch of the ITMA Sustainable Innovation Award, the rebranding of the Research and Education Pavilion to Research and Innovation Pavilion, and many knowledge-sharing platforms to drive home the sustainability message.
Levi Strauss & Co.of USA, known worldwide for its authentic vintage look jeans, is the winner of the first ITMA Sustainable Innovation Award. It clinched theITMA Industry Excellence Award category from two other finalists: Berto Industria Tessile (Italy) and Gebrüder Otto (Germany).