Blog: just-style seeks scooters

Petah Marian | 22 September 2011

We're half-way through our first day at the International Exhibition of Textile Machinery (ITMA) and while impressed by the scale of the exhibition, the just-style team are already crying out for foot massages, given the many miles (I think) we've walked around Fira Barcelona.

I was particularly impressed with one person I saw carrying what looked to be a child's scooter, a much speedier and far less painful way of getting about, I'd imagine.

Stephen Combes, the president of CEMATEX - the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers - said today that the organisers are expecting more than 100,000 people to visit the exhibition over the next few days, and that there are some 1,350 exhibitors taking up the eight halls here.

just-style has met some interesting folks so far, discussing sustainability through the supply chain with Huntsman Textile's Jay Naidu, functional fabrics with HeiQ's Kristofer Skantze, and we met Nick Hahn, the former CEO of Cotton Incorporated, who is launching a new alpaca venture.

Check back later for more about these, and the sustainability round table I'll be attending this afternoon. I'm at the show today and tomorrow, so, if you're here, please do get in touch if you'd like to meet (petah.marian@just-style.com).


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