Two hi-tech fabric fairs for the price of one is the offer made to buyers planning a trip to Frankfurt next summer. 

What many regard as Europe's two most important hi-tech fabric events - Techtextil and Avantex - will now have new dates and are currently scheduled for the 7-9 June 2005.

This will separate them from the plethora of more conventional fashion exhibitions scheduled for April that year.

By Sonia Roberts.