Sustainable digitalization is making its way into the textile industry and the DITF are at the forefront with innovative solutions to pave the way for the textile future

In the future, only those who know how to successfully use and combine new digital technologies will be competitive. This includes, for example, the consistent use of digital engineering (modeling, virtualization) in development and production, familiarity with big and smart data, and a virtuoso approach to the Internet of Textile Things.

Digital technologies of the future are already being implemented at the DITF today and are being systematically developed further. The institutes positioned themselves early on as thought leaders and pioneers of sustainable digitization in the textile industry and have begun developing corresponding technologies.

The digital world permeates the entire process chain and enables the efficient production of small batches up to lot size 1  as well as novel products and business models. The knowledge-intensive value creation of textile products must be based on comprehensive modeling and simulation. An important interface is human-machine interaction, which is being further developed on a broad basis at the DITF.



  • Digital textile engineering
  • Virtual testing
  • Cross-scale modeling and simulation
  • Digital material twins and process twins
  • AI-assisted processes,
  • Smart Home & Neighborhood
  • Lot size 1
  • Digitally networked production
  • Sustainable and digital business models
  • Socio-technical systems and value creation structures