The event drivers are research, dialogue and intercultural cooperation, open innovation and new technology implementation, Innovationintextiles.com reported without specifying when the event was held.
The event was held in Yazd where a branch of the Silk Road skirts the western and southern edges of Iran’s central desert.
“Yazd can be called Iran’s textile industry hub: Textile industry in this province includes about 10% of the total spinning capacity and a quarter of total weaving capacity in the country,” the group, which is present in Italy, Switzerland, China, India and Turkey, reported.
According to Santex Rimar, the aim of “Future Textile Road” is to build an innovative platform for the future development of the global textile industry and the long-term construction of the cooperation between countries.
During the event, Santex Rimar signed an agreement with Yazd University for supplying a SMIT rapier weaving machine to train students on the latest textile technologies and do research jointly.
Contents shifted from the relationship between university and local textile companies to financial tools for Iranian entrepreneurs who want to buy equipment–from the latest developments of SMIT to the trends of fabrics design of Spring/Summer 2018.
“At the time of the Mughal and the Safavid, Yazd people were one of the main weavers and producers of fabric in our country, and these products can be seen in the great museums of the world. SMIT has been present in the country for 40 years and today counts more than 3,000 installed machines–1,000 in Yazd area only,” SMIT customer, Reza Soltani, said.
Smit Textile S.p.A. offers machinery products for the textile industries, including parts, attachments and accessories. It markets its products in Italy.
Since April 2016, SMIT officially entered among Santex Rimar Group’s brands.
“Future Textile Road” surveyed exchanges between East and West, and between Persian textile trends and Italian technology.