What not to miss at Dutch Design Week 2020 part 3: textile

Dutch Design Week 2020 takes place from 17 to 25 October. Due to Covid-19, the event will be held entirely virtually, but that does not mean there isn’t plenty of material inspiration. We selected some of the most interesting textile projects.

Fabulous Fungi
One of the major environmental problems in the fashion industry is water pollution due to harmful dyes. Ilse Kremer’s project Fabulous Fungi focuses on how biodesign can reduce the use of toxic dye by using fungi instead.

There are different fungi species that create pigments that can be used for textile dying. Each pigment reacts differently on various kinds of fabrics, the effect of which Kremer used to create prints.

How&Wow Linen
Crafts Council Nederland presents a two piece production in which the production process from flax to linen is shown, as well as the potential of linseed oil. The linen projects of various designers will also be shown.

This platform shows the work of 9 recently graduated textile design students from the Swedish School of Textiles. The focus was on intertwining surface aesthetics with functionality.

Post Carbon Fashion
Post Carbon Lab developed biotechnology for textile applications, called Photosynthetic Coating, which transforms textiles into carbon capture and oxygen generation surfaces. The coating uses benign microbes present in the soil, water and air, and harnesses photosynthetic energy to sequester carbon and generate oxygen.

3D knitted furniture
Using a single thread, 3D knitted sofa upholstery can be created, eliminating the need to cut, sew, glue and staple, and limiting material waste.

DDW also presents projects which we wrote about before, like Decomposition of Materiality, biodegradable textile made of algae and silk protein.

Images via DDW