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Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Textile Museum Tilburg

I had a chance again to visit in another city in Holland, this time it was Tilburg, and the well known Textile factory/museum.

We had a tour kept by lovely Dutch lady. We were shown how textile, wool and cotton was made in a past, as they had all the machines on display.

On a production line, we were able to follow the mechanics maintaining the knitting machines and designers designing new patterns and weaving techniques. Tilburg factory gives an excellent opportunity for students to produce their lines there. When normally setting up a line is very expensive.

The museum was also educating the visitors of tomorrows textile. The exhibition was presenting sustainable fashion, interior textiles and product design and examining the questions and dilemmas associated with the development of sustainable products.

I had to buy Studio Jop's tea towel which has an insect pattern on it! Cool

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