Long Live Fashion

Contributing to a circular textile chain

In collaboration with designers Christien Meindertsma and Harm Rensink and textile recycling company Wolkat, the TextielMuseum presents the interactive exhibition ‘Long Live Fashion’, which encourages visitors to use our clothes in a more sustainable way.

Part of this exhibition is the assignment to develop new circular fashion pieces in the TextielLab, among others with yarns developed by Wolkat that are made from discarded textiles. New Order of Fashion, a platform that links international design talents to the fashion industry, selected promising talents Matthew Needham and Stina Randestad¬†for this. In ‘Long Live Fashion’, they show the interim results of this long-term research project.

For the TextielLab, a cooperation with Wolkat and emerging talents is very valuable. By joining forces with various knowledge experts in the field of textile development, important steps are taken in the research into usable recycled textiles. In the video below, Stina Randestad and product developer Damien Semerdjian tell about the challenges they encountered while working with the yarn developed by Wolkat.

Want to see more? The exhibition ‘Long Live Fashion’ is on show at the TextielMuseum until 27 March 2022.