What not to miss at Dutch Design Week 2023 part 5

Dutch Design Week 2023 takes place from 21 to 29 October in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Here, we present some of the most innovative material projects present, part 5 (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4part 6).

Textile Innovation for people and planet
The work of the research group Sustainable & Functional textiles aims to use textile innovation to improve the planet and the lives of people on it. As a team of researchers, technicians and designers, they work together with companies, students, institutions and medical partners on textile innovations.

Within the theme of sustainability, the group will present at Dutch Design Week various prototypes of textiles with integrated flexible solar panels. For the theme safety, textile prototypes with integrated circuits are shown, for safety pathways, anti-theft use and shelter tents. Finally, for the theme health, they present various projects such as a smart IV-sleeve for young patients to early detect iv damage, a stress sensor for patients who are not able to communicate if they are becoming stressed, angry or sad. They will also present a sock that is able to measure pressure around the foot for the prevention of ulcers and a bra that can help prevent edema after breast surgery.

The term regeneration made its debut in the fashion vocabulary a mere few years ago. Regenerative agriculture focuses on a harmonious collaboration with nature, on the basis of indigenous ecological knowledge. Instead of depleting the land, numerous techniques are applied to enrich the soil, improve water systems and increase biodiversity. To collectively explore the meaning of regeneration in fashion, New Order of Fashion unites twelve emerging designers from across the globe.

Spinning with bacteria
MycoPunk presents a vegan, leathery material fermented from bacteria at home and sewn into various household items, including wallets and a lampshade.

100% wool
MONO is a fashion and textile research project based in Paris and Eindhoven. In order to facilitate the recyclability of the garments, the collective proposes mono-material fashion products made in 100% wool.

EE Labels, one of Europe’s oldest textile companies, presents the possibilities of jacquard weaving and local production for brands, designers and (interior)architects, from development to production. The textile company’s latest innovations can be found as limited editions in the WEEEF collection: 3D-woven fashion items, wall coverings, textile interior objects and artworks developed in collaboration with designers.

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