about the project

The textile industry is one of the most polluting ones out there. Only a minor share of its waste – composed out of both used and unused clothing – re-enters our daily lives as low-quality materials, such as insulation.

Despite the enormous mountain ahead, imat started researching industrial methods of deconstructing mixed textiles into usable fibers, which can then be spun into yarns that can compete quality-wise with their predecessors.

For the launch of this new yarn, imat reached out to Envisions to translate these processed fibers into tangible suggestions of automotive inspired, textile applications. This visual link is deliberate, given that automotive materials must meet the highest standards out there.

Due to the new measures put in place by the Dutch government regarding the pandemic, the event can only take place virtually this year. In light of this, we will share an online preview, and you will be able to contact us via the live chat feature. We are postponing our ‘Fibers Unsorted’ physical project launch, however we continue to look forward with positive thoughts, and the aim of reconvening later on this year.

During Dutch Design Week, imat will collect your interest, answer your questions, and initiate conversations with an option to subscribe for updates about the physical launch.

www.ddw.nl/imat

related designers

  • Elvis Wesley
  • Jos Klarenbeek
  • Robin Pleun Maas
  • Ronald Smits
  • Tijs Gilde

part of collaboration

envisions x imat