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.

related designers

  • Elvis Wesley (until 2021)
  • Jos Klarenbeek
  • Robin Pleun Maas
  • Ronald Smits
  • Tijs Gilde

part of collaboration

envisions x imat