Christmasworld is the largest trade fair for Christmas articles in the world. In 2012 it attracted more than 31,000 visitors and was attended by some 900 exhibitors.
Textile simulation may be in its infancy, but it can make complex clothing, including wrinkles, on real-time digital models. And the software's got larger implications beyond mere fashion.
What will the factories of the future look like? Will human beings still have a role on production lines? Such questions are being asked at the world’s largest industrial trade show in Hanover.
The Bangladesh factory collapse one year ago claimed the lives of more than one thousand seamstresses. The disaster triggered a big debate on the exploitation of cheap labor in developing countries.
We look at upcoming fashion trends, meet up with Katie Melua at the annual Zermatt Unplugged Festival; visit Saint Malo in France and the Milan Furniture Fair, and go backstage at the "Face of Africa Germany" pageant.
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