textiles

A textile or cloth is a flexible material consisting of a network of natural or artificial fibres (yarn or thread). Yarn is produced by spinning raw fibres of wool, flax, cotton, hemp, or other material to produce long strands. Textiles are formed by weaving, knitting, crocheting, knotting, or felting.

 

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In collaboration with TextileLab Amsterdam, designer Charlotte Bakkenes researches the importance and reinterpretation of traditional crafts techniques for the fashion industry. Aesthetics, crafts and technology together will lead to innovative materials, processes and techniques.

 

Event
Fabricademy is a transdisciplinary course that focuses on new technologies applied to the textile field. Applications are now open.

 

Project

28-06-2019

REFLOW

REFLOW is a three year European research project into the flow of materials through our cities.

 

Event

24-05-2019

M-ODE Expo

TextileLab Amsterdam is part of the exposition M-ODE with the open-source material archive during WeMakeThe.City.

 

Project

26-04-2019

WearPure

WearPure is material research project that explores how we can create new materials that actively purify the environment from CO2.

 

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Laura Muth tells about her current research into different kinds of leather during her internship at our TextileLab.

 

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Visualised: the talks and exhibition held at Waag in the field of fashion, textiles and materials on March 7th, 2019.

 

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Talks & exhibition on creative research, speculative design, sustainability and social innovation in the field of fashion, textiles and materials.

 

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No lack of attention for the people of our TextileLab. They are now featured in a video of circular platform Circl in Amsterdam.

 

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Ista Boszhard and Cecilia Raspanti of TextileLab Amsterdam are the winners at Future Fashion Pioneers.

 

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Ista Boszhard took part in a roundtable discussion during the Budapest Central European Fashion Week.

 

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Students of the Master Industrial Design (MID) programme at the KABK have followed a BioPlastics workshop in the Waag.

 

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Master Industrial Design students worked on design projects that focus on the unethical and environmental unfriendly realities of the current textile and clothing industry.

 

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TextileLab Amsterdam together with Atelier Néerlandais presents the exhibition 'Bio meets Digital' in Paris.

 

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Discovering Waag – one event at a time. Hannah de Bruijn visits our Thursday evenings and reports about what goes on on these events.

 

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This edition of the Critical Making workshop series focuses on extracting pigments from bacteria.

 

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Fabricademy is a transdisciplinary course that focuses on the development of new technologies applied in the textile industry.

 

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Matérialités Futures is a course at EnsAD during which students will learn about biofabricating dyes and materials from TextileLab Amsterdam.

 

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With BioShades we explore the potential of dyeing with bacteria as a less harmful alternative in TextileLab Amsterdam. This BioShades event exists of a workshop and talkshow during which we explore dyeing with bacteria together!

 

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Ista Boszhard will present Waag and TextileLab Amsterdam in Poland.

 

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Fabricademy is a transdisciplinary course that focuses on the development of new technologies applied in the textile industry, in its broad range of applications, from the fashion industry and the upcoming wearable market. The two-phase program will last 6 months, with approximately 3 months of seminars and learning modules and three months focusing on individual in depth applied project research.

 

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On June 1st, Ista Boszhard participates in a round table discussion during Brain Bar Budapest, a European festival on the future.

 

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Besides making ourselves, we can learn about craft by listening and looking at craftsmen and women at work, in their atelier.

 

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Do you want to get feedback on your ideas and work from professionals from the broad field of fashion, technology and/or education? Do you want to meet and collaborate with fashion design students from other institutes? Are you the agent of change we are looking for? Waag and Mascha van Zijverden (ArtEZ) offer a round-table workshop for a small group selected 3rd and/or 4th year fashion design students coming from art schools across The Netherlands.

 

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The first Textile Dialogue will explore a series of Japanese tools and processes such as Katazome; Harite, Bake brushes and intuitive mark making process to collaboratively paint together, as part of the TextileLab Amsterdam.

 

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As part of the TextileLab Amsterdam every month Textile Dialogues takes place, an in-depth program in which we explore the possibilities for the fashion, textile and clothing industry

 

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The Fabricademy (Textile Academy) focuses on combining the knowledge of traditional and future craftsmanship to work towards new ways of designing and producing for the slowly changing textile and fashion-industry.

 

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Textile Academy Bootcamp is an in depth intensive 5 days course meant for creatives, fashion and textile designers, both teachers and students and digital fabrication experts

 

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With BioShades we explore the potential of dyeing with bacteria as a less harmful alternative in TextileLab Amsterdam. Dye with bacteria yourself and connect with TCBL labs across Europe during the workshop!

 

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Did you know that in the textile industry one the most environmentally disastrous processes is the dyeing of fibres and textiles? During this talk we give the floor to experts from different fields and explore the potential of bacteria dyeing together.

 

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As part of the Dutch symposium 'Natuurlijk kleuren' (natural colouring) Ista Boszhard of Waag will speak about colouring with bacteria.

 

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Ane Baztarrika researched traditional Japanese pigment dyeing, which uses soybeans and earth pigments, at our TextileLab Amsterdam.

 

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After last years' Textile Academy, we now announce a new program made in collaboration with FabTextiles and Academany: the first edition of the Fabricademy, a new textile academy. It will begin at the TextileLab of Waag and other selected laboratories worldwide on the 26th of September 2017.

 

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A guest blog by Karlijne Opmeer about her work at the TextileLab and Open Wetlab and her experiences using bacteria for textile dyeing.

 

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Recently, scientist Tessa Luijben and designer Margherita Soldati started their (graduation) research in the TextileLab. An update!

 

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The reVISIONing textile exhibition showcases the result of their research so far. The works and installations build new awareness, propositions and mindsets for the way we relate to fashion and textiles. From dyeing with bacteria, to designing for artificial intelligence and taking part in a fashion assembly line, reVISIONing textile hopes to challenge the way you envision the textiles that are all around you.

 

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One of our Textile Academy participants, print and pattern designer Laura Luchtman, made a recap of the second Textile Dialogue: "Working in this industry? On our conditions." The guest speakers were: Roosmarie Ruigrok from Clean & Unique, Janne Kromhout from Min Design and Veerle Luiting (business developer sustainable fashion), Peter van Akkeren from Saint Basics and Annemieke Koster from Enschede Textielstad. Roosmarie thinks that people who want to change the industry focus too much on innovation of materials instead of focusing on people.

 

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Waag's TextileLab Amsterdam opened only three months ago. We explore the possibilities driven by values like openness, fairness, curiosity, combining craftsmanship and digital fabrication and placing our work in a broader context by questioning and working together with the fashion / textile industry and people from other fields.

 

Article

11-11-2016

Dynamic Skin

When creating Dynamic Skin, Neffa drew its inspiration from topographies of the human body and microbiome. In simple terms, Dynamic Skin collects and stores solar energy and uses that energy to generate warmth or light, forming its own metabolism. In the same way that the human body consumes food and uses that energy to power movement, Dynamic Skin collects and stores solar energy and uses it to generate warmth or light.

 

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Amsterdam has e new creative workspace. After its official opening TextileLab Amsterdam—located on the Nieuwmarkt—will be open to those who want to experiment with new forms of textiles, clothing, materials, and digital fabrication.

 

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On 19 September 2016, the first edition of the Textile Academy begins. The Textile Academy is a 16 weeks course (two full days a week), during which you will learn about the techniques, processes, machines, and tools that impact the designing of both textiles and clothing.

 

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Can the human body be a source of materials for the textile industry? Can we innovate ancient techniques and apply them in the 21th century wool industry? At the TextileLab Amsterdam, Joeke van der Veen explored the potential of using human resources to improve the textile industry.

 

Event
The Textile Academy focuses on combining the knowledge of traditional, current, and future craftsmanship to work towards new, relevant ways of producing, making, and designing for the slowly changing textile and fashion-industry. We will investigate how the textile and fashion industry can benefit from new technologies, processes and business models. And you can be part of it!

 

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We welcome fashion and textile enthusiasts to celebrate the official opening of the TextileLab Amsterdam with us. 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.

 

Project
The TextileLab Amsterdam is a lab for creatives interested in experimenting with craftsmanship, technology and digital fabrication for the textile and clothing industry.

 

Article
How can technology, open design, and experimentation contribute to sustainable innovation in the textile and clothing industry?

 

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In the Textiles and Clothing Business Labs project, Waag works with partners from all across Europe to share knowledge while exploring alternatives for the textile and clothing industry.

 

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For the Textiles & Clothing Business Labs project, we (Cecilia Raspanti and myself) went to Paris to visit the bi-annual Première Vision and Hall Couture, an initiative by Alice Gras.

 

Project
TCBL develops transformative business models for the textile and clothing sector in Europe.

 

Article
It was probably one of the largest one day events that we ever organized: ZigZag. And everything went so well: the weather was good, dozens of successful creative workshops and of course the large numbers of children, teachers, parents and other interested people that visited the Nieuwmarkt square in Amsterdam that day in September 2014. Of all the imagery we created a publication (text in Dutch) that gives a good idea how it was like.

 

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On December 21, 2014 Jeugdland / Maakland was transformed into a true Winter Wonderland. The whole outdoor area was available for kids to do all sort of ‘make’ activities. The WEAVE workshops were also part of the programme.

 

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When visiting Rome this year you are invited to visit the Explora museum, where you will encounter a photo exhibition of the ZigZag project that was held last year in Amsterdam, Rome and Sofia. The best photos of the three locations have been selected and printed on a big canvas on display at the museum. The opening of the exhibition is on 30 January 2015 and the photos can be seen for the rest of the year.

 

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Want to start your holiday break in a creative way? Create your own stuff with a life-sized knitting machine during the Winterfest of Jeugdland en Maakland.

 

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In October 2014 we organized a two-day OpenKnit Machine workshop within the Crisp Smart Textile Services project in collaboration with TU/Eindhoven and Gerard Rubio.

 

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Marleen Stikker, director of Waag, gives a presentation about craft and technology in relation to the revolution in digital fabrication during the symposium TOP gemaakt.

 

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Two teams will build their own OpenKnit Machine with the help of Gerard Rubio, the developer of this open-source fabrication tool. He will demonstrate how to build the machine step-by-step. Do you want to make your own scarf or beanie? You can do that, too! During the workshop there will be a fully functioning OpenKnit Machine already assembled, so everyone can experiment with the software from the beginning.

 

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On 5 September 2014 the Nieuwmarkt square and the Waag building form the background for ZigZag and a world of textiles: knitting, weaving and felting and not only the classic crafts, but combined with new technology!

 

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Textile plays, besides its industrial function, an important role in preserving cultural and social heritage and expresses lifestyles, geographical areas, history, traditions, values and symbols. Teachers and education professionals will play an important role in this project in the (re)introduction of 'forgotten' traditional techniques and new applications, such as the use of smart textiles and digital manufacturing.

 

Article
The whole Nieuwmarkt square will be transformed into a world of textiles. But, what makes it extra special?

 

Event
For the project WEAVE we will be taking over the Nieuwmarkt in Amsterdam for an entire day on the 5th of September. During the kids festival ZigZag, we will create a world with textiles together with child between 3 and 12 years old, Dutch artists and students.

 

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With the ZigZag event of the project WEAVE we will be taking over the Nieuwmarkt in Amsterdam for an entire day in September. During this festival, we create a world of textiles, together with young children and students. We can use some help (and inspiration) creating this new world! That's why three different Dutch designers are going to help us out: Antoine Peters, Marina Toeters and Samira Boon.

 

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For the project WEAVE / ZigZag we travelled to Bulgaria last week, to exchange knowledge about the textile and heritage workshops that Waag, Explora (children's museum in Rome) and Art Land (Bulgarija) have developed lately. The project aims to secure (European) craft heritage for the future in the field of textiles. We think technology plays an important role in this and would like to bring this to the youngest generations.

 

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Three artists help us design the ZIgZag children's festival which evolves around experimenting with textiles. We introduce Samira Boon, who speaks about 3D textiles, future dreams and her first memory of art.

 

Event

6-06-2014

ZigZag

For the project WEAVE we will be taking over the Nieuwmarkt in Amsterdam for an entire day on the 5th of September. During the kids event ZigZag, we will create a world with textiles together with child between 3 and 12 years old, Dutch artists and students.

 

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FAKE IT/MAKE IT is the title of the third CRISP magazine, this issue is completely about prototyping in the design process.

 

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Three artists help us design the ZIgZag event which evolves around experimenting with textiles. We introduce Antoine Peters,who speaks about what inspires him, and his earliest memories of art.

 

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For the project WEAVE we took over the Nieuwmarkt in Amsterdam for an entire day on September 5h, 2014. During the kids festival ZigZag, we created a world with textiles together with children between 3 and 12 years old, Dutch artists and students.

 

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The Design Academy Eindhoven and Waag organized a workshop on 4 March, 2014 about Product Service Systems (PSS) design in the age of digital fabrication - Who's designing now? This workshop aimed to explore this area with examples from Japan and Europe/N-America, and discussions about how to understand these in a PSS context.

 

Event
On February 6, 2014 Waag is all about fashion & innovation during winterSALON/2014. Top experts in the field will make you experience a future scenario where clothes are both fashionable as innovative and meaningful at the same time. Be surprised by (live) performance, discover boundaries and play with technology.

 

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This week, our colleagues from Explora (Rome) and Art Land (Sofia) visited us to work on the creative concept of the textile workshops and festival that we cooperatively will develop and organize for the WEAVE project.

 

Article
On the18th of December 2013, a group of researchers, (fashion) designers, developers, entrepreneurs and healthcare professionals gathered in the historic Anatomical Theatre.

 

Event
In de ZigZag kinderworkshop werken kinderen tussen de 6 en 9 jaar oud, samen met echte kunstenaars, aan leuke opdrachten in het Fablab in Amsterdam.

 

Event
Smart textiles are fabrics that enable digital components and electronics to be embedded in them: intelligent clothing or wearable technology for instance. What can smart textiles mean for well-being? How can they help caregivers and patients?

 

Article
Zag is the new face of ZigZag, a project for children, families and schools, about (smart) textiles, knitting, weaving, felting, crafts and heritage.

 

Project

17-07-2013

WEAVE - ZigZag

With the project ZigZag we stimulated children, their families and teachers to learn more about cultural and historical topics. Our main tool for this? The art of Textile.

 

Article
In the COMMIT/TOUCH project Waag is working towards solutions that help people to maintain their social relationships in a subtle, pleasant and intuitive way through tangible interactive objects.

 

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Producing shoes with a 3D printer (Pauline van Dongen) or getting a sneak preview of the latest fashion items on your smartphone and simultaneously feel the fabric. The mystical combination of technology and fashion is making waves in the design world. Technology opens up endless possibilities. But what does this new techno-fashion combination mean for the role of designers and the future of couture?

 

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The Sample Book made at Fablab Amsterdam includes samples of materials and new technologies to communicate the potentials to textile and fashion designers working at our Fablab.

 

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How would you use a 3D printer, ricepaper and liquorice wheels to represent a system that encourages people to learn more about the origins of the food they eat? What if fruit, vegetables and cheese could ‘talk’ to you and tell you where they come from and how you can prepare them?

 

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In a crowded Waag building, our workshop Beta Textiles, fabric and code took place on Friday 29th June, 2012. Fashion designers, architects, interaction designers, programmers and textile makers came together to find interesting combinations of fabric and technology. Thus were six mannikins dressed with creations like a self-shortening dress, a ‘pretty fly for a WiFi’- music waistcoat, or a garment that keeps you warm when walking around outside.

 

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During the DEAF 2012 festival, project manager Isjah Koppejan saw some fine examples of the results that you get if you combine traditional textile crafts and modern manufacturing technology.

 

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During DEAF there is a focus on Smart textiles; Waag's Fablab stars will be present to debate and lead discussions and make you discover what we are working on. In our Fablab we are daily involved in new inventions combining textile and digital fabrication - you get the opportunity to see these and meet the makers.

 

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V2_ and Waag organize a workshop concentrating on experiments with textiles and Open Source code principles. This workshop is interesting for textile designers, programmers and fashion designers who want to think about new principles in the field of fabric design.

 

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Marleen Stikker of Waag will speak at this occasion on the value of 'sharing' in the design practice.

 

Project
Smart Textile Services was about the development of successful methods, platforms, guiding principles and the business models required to understand the multi-disciplinary opportunities and challenges of creating Smart Textile Product Service Systems.