From Trash to Treasure by Youyang Song


SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION AW21/22 #4: The designer Youyang Song creates environmentally friendly and stylish textiles from recycled bioplastics...

Perfect Imperfection by Studio Mend


SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION AW21/22 #3: At Studio Mend, traces of wear and tear on our favourite garments undergo very unique repairs...

Solar Self by Pauline van Dongen


SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION AW21/22 #2: Pauline Van Dongen and Maaike Gottschal have developed a woven textile with thin, flexible solar cells…

Living Material by Iris Bekkers


SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION AW21/22 #1: Iris Bekkers uses auxetic materials to create stretchable fabrics that can adapt their structure to their surroundings…

SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS, Big Changes & New Challenges


Interview with SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS curator Simon Angel about sustainable innovations, big changes and new challenges…

Foreign Foraging – Jeannette Lili Weiss on scarcity & abundance


With “Foreign Foraging”, the artist and designer poetically addresses the complex problem of scarcity and abundance in times of climate change…

CT Dairy – Gal Yakobovitch Presents Textile Coating Made From Milk


The designer Gal Yakobovitch tested the use of milk in fashion to develop a water-repellent coating for clothing…

Rinse Off – Caterina Tioli Explores Traditional Techniques & Materials


The Italian designer Caterina Tioli uses the properties of potato starch to stabilise unspun wool for further processing…

Sisal is More Than a Rope


Isabella Monaco set herself the goal to help exploit the undiscovered potential of this natural fibre, to create an alternative to environmentally harmful synthetic materials…

Seamline Project – Gu Qiong emphasizes The Object Character of Clothing


Gu Qiong emphasises the object character of clothing by highlighting and celebrating seams with quilting and colourful, growing yarns…

Printing With Light – Madeleine Marquardt Combines Invention With Design


The inventor Madeleine Marquardt brings the ancient art of the photographic printing methods, cynotype together with new technology and opens up new possibilities for modern textile design…

Consumption of Heritage – Sun Lee questions consume and the fashion system


Korean designer, Sun Lee addresses the transience of fashion and life while questioning the values of consumers, producers and the conventional fashion system…

Unseam – New Digital Technology by Karin Vlug & Bas Froon


Karin Vlug and Bas Froon see the future of fashion in the local production of clothing – made to measure, on demand and using digital technologies…

Interview with Simon Angel, Curator of SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS


Simon Angel speaks to us about the exciting young designers, extraordinary innovations and new perspectives emerging in the world of textiles…

Knot – Human Hair as a Performance Fiber & Nylon Alternative


Flexible, lightweight, high strength, low-cost production and readily available: Sanne Visser has her sights on human hair as a high-performance fibre in her project KNOT…

Dyeluxe – How to Create Dyes from Food By-products


Nikolett Madai has found a way to close the gap in the cycle: with Dyeluxe she processes by-products from the food industry to make fabrics radiate in strong colours…