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Tinkering with and for Advanced Textiles

Acquiring knowledge about materials and processes through materials exploration is a fundamental step in the roadmap of Textile Designers' practice and education. The most successful way to get tacit knowledge about advanced textiles and to foster creativity for further development and innovative solutions is to engage in an experimental and goal-free exploratory practice. We call this approach to [...]

Scaling textiles

This OER aims to provide students within higher education with a better understanding of the parameters that define the experience (visual, tactile and structural) of a textile surface and how systematic changes of these parameters (3 bindings and 3 different base materials) influence the experience. A better understanding of these parameters is important when developing [...]

Reduced environmental impact fibres

Determined by the increased speed with which nowadays it is possible to manufacture garments and accessories, and consequently fashion is delivered to consumers, paralleled by a significant fall in prices, in only a few decades a rise of 40% of the amount of clothes bought per person in the EU has been registered, causing fashion clothing purchasing habits to [...]

Introduction to textile materials and their innovative possibilities

From its origin, humans had the need to dress, and as a result of this, the first cloths are born. Since then, the processes have been modernised and adapted to the new times, also the chemicals, whether polymers for fibres or products for dyeing and finishing. Those are emerging as a result of research and development of new [...]

Communication platforms & customisation

According to the European Textile Platform , “the future of European textiles and clothing sector will increasingly depend on the industry’s ability to relentlessly innovate in its products, to use the most advanced, flexible and resource-efficient processes and to focus its organizational structure and business operations on the constantly evolving needs of its customers”.One of the pillars [...]

New frontier textile

In this unit will be presented, in an experimental set-up, the contribution that digital fabrication technologies can offer in the Textile field to explore new types of conceivable products and processes. In particular, starting from an excursus that identifies the democratization of technologies, the customization of production and the independence of distribution as real drivers of change, the focus [...]

Specialty textile products

Visual representation tools and methodologies to help visualize and materialize business opportunities. The vast field of specialty textile products includes solutions developed in order to meet a highly differentiated range of specific requirements. Depending on the level of integration into the fabric platform, specialty functionalities may be tailored with high precision and can be obtained through intrinsic and [...]

Technological watch: how to do technological watch, tools and references on advanced textile materials

Competitive intelligence is the key of a successful business strategy. However, the pace at which technology is disrupting industries makes it an indispensable cornerstone in anticipating new competitive drivers. Here’s where a technological watch process can help, and it explains why it is so important nowadays.


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DESTEX project (INDUSTRIAL AND CREATIVE DESIGN IN ADVANCED TEXTILE MANUFACTURING; project reference number 2019-1-SE01-KA203-060379) is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.