Become a partner

Several companies provide us with interesting opportunities to work on current tasks from operational practice as topics for practical semesters, semester projects and final theses. This brings students into direct contact with the industry and the specialist areas of their particular interests at an early stage.

Wide range of cooperation opportunities

  • Topics for semester and research projects
  • Topics for final theses (Bachelor's/Master's thesis)
  • Completing an internship semester

Our laboratories are equipped with industrial machinery and equipment from world market leaders. This provides students with the best conditions for learning about textile production along the entire textile process chain under practical conditions.

The contribution of companies active in the production of textiles, in the fashion sector and in the textile trade is also an important support for the faculty. Textile materials from the most diverse areas of application serve as illustrative material, as materials for textile creations in design degree programmes and as practical examples in textile material testing.

Our corporate partners

Amann & Söhne GmbH & Co  KG
Betty Barclay
Buck GmbH & Co KG knitted innovations
Bräcker AG, Schweiz
Gunter Below Webeblattherstellung und Vertrieb
CBR Fahsion Holding GmbH
CHT R. Beitlich GmbH
Coats GmbH
Benninger AG, Schweiz
Burcklé-Picanol Group, Frankreich
Oskar Dilo Maschinenfabrik KG
Ettlin Spinnerei und Weberei Produktions GmbH
E. Breuninger GmbH & Co
Fehrer-Saurer AG, Ă–sterreich
Freudenberg & Co. KG
Freya Strickwaren GmbH & Co. KG
Gesamtverband der Deutschen Maschenindustrie
Grieser GmbH
Groz-Beckert Group
GĂĽtermann AG
Ferd. Hauber GmbH & Co. KG

Georg Sahm GmbH
Lectra Software, Paris
Lenzing AG, Ă–sterreich
Leonhard Kurz GmbH & Co. KG
Lindauer Dornier GmbH
GebrĂĽder Loepfe AG, Schweiz
LTG Air Engineering GmbH & Co. KG
Maag Flockmaschinen GmbH
Madeira Garnfabrik Rudolf Schmidt KG
Marc Cain GmbH
Marc O’Polo Einzelhandels GmbH
Maschinenfabrik Altstätten AG, Schweiz
Mattes & Amann KG
Mayer & Cie. GmbH & Co. KG
Memminger-IRO GmbH
Merz Maschinenfabrik GmbH
Mey GmbH & Co. KG

Naturana GmbH & Co. KG
Peek & Cloppenburg KG
Pelo Men's Fahsion GmbH + Co.KG
Picanol N.V., Belgien
Polyclean International GmbH
Reiners und FĂĽrst GmbH & Co. KG
Rieter AG, Schweiz
Rieter-Ingoldstadt AG
Rösch Rökona GmbH
Saurer-Allma GmbH & Co. KG
Saurer-Schlafhorst GmbH & Co. KG
Saurer-Zinser GmbH & Co. KG
Schlumberger NSC & Cie., Frankreich
Ferd. Schmetz GmbH
E. Scholze GmbH & Co. KG
Speidel GmbH
Spindelfabrik Suessen GmbH
SR Webatex GmbH
SSM Schärer Schweiter Mettler AG, Schweiz
SSM Stähle Eltex GmbH
Stäubli AG, Schweiz
stickmaschine.de BK Elektronik GmbH
H.Stoll GmbH & Co. KG
Strähle & Hess GmbH & Co. KG
SĂĽdwesttextil e.V.
Sulzer Textil AG, Schweiz
Swissflock Deutschland GmbH
Temco GmbH
Texparts GmbH
Textechno Herbert Stein GmbH & Co. KG
Then Maschinen GmbH
think-cell GmbH
Trevira GmbH
TrĂĽtzschler GmbH & Co. KG
TrĂĽtzschler Carding GmbH
Tsudakoma Corp., Japan

Uster Technologies AG, Schweiz
Verein Reutlinger Ingenieure e.V.
Wagner GmbH & Co. KG
Walter Gruber GmbH
Josef Witt GmbH
Rudolf Wphrl AG
ZSK Stickmaschinen GmbH
Zweigart & Sawitzki GmbH & Co. KG
Zwickauer Kammgarn GmbH

Our association partners

The textile and clothing industry is Germany's second largest consumer goods industry and the global market leader for technical textiles. As a business and employers' association, SĂĽdwesttextil represents the interests of the industry in Baden-WĂĽrttemberg in Textile Valley and supports the faculty in teaching and research. In 2023, the collaboration was further developed with the changeover to a new faculty name and the opening of the TEXOVERSUM building donated by SĂĽdwesttextil as a beacon for the industry.

Contact person: Prof. Dr. Jochen Strähle und Prof. Michael Goretzky

The German Institute of Textile and Fibre Research (DITF) in Denkendorf is the largest textile research centre in Europe. It conducts application-orientated research across the entire textile production chain. Training and further education are also fundamental tasks of the DITF. There is cooperation with the Faculty of Textiles in the area of teaching and with the Centre for Interactive Materials (IMAT). Research-related term papers and theses are also offered.

Contact person: Prof. Dr. Markus Milwich

As a federal trade association, the BTE has represented the interests of the German textile retail trade for almost 60 years vis-Ă -vis political decision-makers, suppliers, trade fairs, fashion centres, consumer associations and other interest groups and is involved in a variety of ways in the training and further education of the textile retail trade.

Contact person: Prof. Dr. Jochen Strähle

For more than 160 years, the VDI - Association of German Engineers - has been providing important impetus for new technologies and technical solutions, thus ensuring a better quality of life, a better environment and greater prosperity. With around 145.000 members, the VDI is the largest technical and scientific association in Germany. We regularly have experts on campus to give talks on current topics.

Contact person: Prof. Dr. Ing. Katerina Rose