Rietgoed reed textile


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- story by MaterialDistrict

RietGoed is a study into making textiles from the fibres of reed cigars. This idea was declared the winner of the national challenge ‘products from wet fibre crops’ in 2021. That is why RietGoed is now working on developing the first real product: a drying cloth made from reed cigars.

The reed cigar has a special structure. The thick leaves are made up of chambers filled with a foam-like material. RietGoed wants to extract the strong fibres to spin into yarn and then weave textiles. Over the past year, they have conducted extensive research into the fibres and how they can best be processed.

The reed cigar is also a rather stubborn plant, which sometimes grows better in the pond next to the breeding field than on it. And it only releases pollen when the sun is shining and there is no wind.

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