KMU’s Department of Textile Design Students have participated in the Heimtextil International Trade Fair for Home and Contract Textiles for three years. This year, they participated in Heimtextil 2016 from January 12 to 15 in Frankfurt, Germany. Heimtextil is the biggest international trade fair for home and contract textiles with buyers attending from all over the world, including Europe, Asia and the United States.
During this fair, textile design students exhibited their ‘Blending Age’ concept design. This highly regarded design is a creative blend of unique Asian cultural and modern sensibilities. In addition, KMU's booth was the only one from an Asian university. Students received offers to collaborate on projects from design studios of various countries, including Calderon Textiles of the United States.
At this fair, the students showed an interior textile they designed in one of their courses. By participating in this fair, students gained valuable, hands-on experience in global marketing.