When we hear the word “textiles“, we automatically think of things we put on – such as shirts, trousers, pullovers, caps or other things to wear. But there are far more textiles in our everyday lives. Actually, the word textiles means that these are generally things or goods made of single fibres or threads or yarns. For a long time now, we have not been using textiles for clothing only, but also in many other different domains of our lives. Every day, we use various household textiles at home – they range from the fabric sofa to the towel we dry ourselves with after washing or bathing. But today, modern textiles are also used as construction material – for example to make cars or bikes. These vehicles are particularly energy efficient because textiles are significantly lighter than metal.