Sunday, 17 March 2013
This weekend I was a textile hangaround. I stayed with a textile artists' network, NTA - Nordic Textile Art, that had a meeting in Borås.
I wanted to catch up with what is going on in Borås, the place for textile industry in Sweden. Now most of the production moved to low cost countries but there is still a future in textiles here:
Fashion and Textile studies and research at the University, small specialized high tech companies for digital printing and smart textiles development.
Next year the huge new Textile and Fashion Center will open, where the school, the museums and all kinds of textile companies and designers will move. I'm just worried how they will be able to move these fantastic big jaquard looms!
I'm happy I spent time with these friendly textile artists and there was a lot to learn, for a ceramic artist too.
Nordic Textile Art - Network of Scandinavian textile artists
Textilhögskolan, Borås - The University's textile programs and research
Design by Students Design and Fashion students' portfolios
Smart textiles research and business innovation