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Fibers Unsorted on tour / Successful Dutch Design Week

imat-uve Nov 12, 2021 1 min read

Recycling and sustainability were the omnipresent themes at this year's 20th Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven (Netherlands). In this context, imat-uve presented for the first time the exhibition "Fibers Unsorted", which impressively shows the development of recycling old clothes into a high-quality technical yarn. We were in good company with this, as many of the projects and exhibits on display took a critical look at over-production and consumer society. "Fibers Unsorted" gives a concrete inspiration on what to do against textile waste.

The idea of producing applications for the automotive industry from a yarn that is 100 percent recycled from mixed fibers generated a lot of interest among everyone involved in Dutch Design Week, exhibitors and visitors. In the extraordinary location Klokgebouw, "Fibers Unsorted" was an essential part of the official Guided Tours of Dutch Design Week. Other exhibitors were also enthusiastic about the installation and created additional attention among visitors. Some new project ideas are already in the pipeline. A big thank you goes to our Interreg project partners and the designlab envisions with whom the exhibition was created, as well as to Ronald Smits for the photographic impressions.

"Fibers Unsorted" will be on tour at other design studios in the automotive industry after its stop at the TextilTechnikum in Mönchengladbach (until Dec. 2, 2021). If you are interested in visiting the exhibition in Mönchengladbach, please contact us at

More information about Fibers Unsorted and the Interreg project "Recycling the future automotive interior" can be found here.