Opening celebration TextileLab Amsterdam

6-9-16 18:30 - 6-9-16 22:00
Waag, Nieuwmarkt 4, 1012 CR Amsterdam

We welcome fashion and textile enthusiasts to celebrate the official opening of the TextileLab Amsterdam with us. The TextileLab is a place were we will share, question, innovate, hack, make, and meet; and where we experiment with craftsmanship, technology and digital fabrication for the textile and clothing industry.

The TextileLab Amsterdam is a lab for fashion designers, textile designers, material designers, researchers, artists, engineers, and creatives interested in exploring the future of the textile and clothing industry. We experiment with craftsmanship, heritage, technology, digital fabrication and biology; share knowledge; and push the boundaries of the textile and clothing industry. The TextileLab Amsterdam consists of the TextileLab Academy program, weekly open evenings, and monthly Textile Dialogues events.

During this evening we touch upon a few topics that the TextileLab will explore as part of the European project: Textile and Clothing Business Labs (TCBL). Different speakers related to the field of fashion, clothing, textile, design and technology will share their ideas and spark conversation. After listening and talking, it's time to connect, celebrate, and dance!


  • Opening by Marleen Stikker, director Waag
  • Jesse Marsh, on the European project Textile and Clothing Business Labs
  • Anita de Wit, co-founder upcycling initiatief Re-blend
  • Amber Slooten, future fashion designer
  • Danielle Wilde, Professor in Design Research
  • Tjeerd Veenhoven, designer experimenting with new materials
  • Q&A
  • Official opening of the TextileLab
  • Drinks and dance

The TextileLab Amsterdam is part of the European funded project: Textile and Clothing Business Labs (TCBL).

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 646133.