Sabrina Maroc
Mar 4 · 4 min read

During the February 2019 edition, Advantex organized a series of conferences with entrepreneurs, pioneers and specialists in new technologies that are changing fashion. On this occasion, the international exhibition dedicated to innovation in the textile and fashion industry showcased the new processes of creating materials using micro-organisms. Here is an overview.

Image Avantex

The ArtEZ Centre of Expertise Future Makers aims an interdisciplinary research approach to improve or develop sustainable value chains in fashion and design. The Future of Living Materials project is an excellent example in which scientist from different disciplines (plant sciences, consumer behaviour, circular business models, cultural studies) collaborate with designers who are exploring the possibilities of biomaterials like algae and mycelium. In this round-table setting scientists and designers involved in this project will discuss the challenges to have real impact on the production and use of textile and clothing. (source)

New perspectives on sustainable textiles by interdisciplinary research.


The speakers of The Futur of Living Materials // Avantex

Daniëlle Bruggeman

professor Fashion, Centre of Expertise Future Makers, ArtEZ University of the Arts

Tjeerd Veenhoven

designer, researcher professorship Product Design & Interior Architecture, ArtEZ University of the Arts

Laura Luchtman

designer, researcher KUKKA

Kim Poldner

assistant professor Entrepreneurship & Organization, founder of the Circular Fashion Lab, Wageningen University & Research

Jeroen Van den Eijnde

speaker Product Design and Interior

Lucie Huiskens

moderator of the round table.


ArtEZ biotech textiles by Messe Frankfurt France February 2019
Images from the video: ArtEZ biotech textiles

This is the first time I have seen a research project on biofabrication that combines fashion and product designers, scientists, master’s students from an University & Research Centre. I hope that this type of project will create similar initiatives in France.


Do you want to contact us?

🐦 Twitter: @OBioFab or ✉️

Open BioFabrics

Partageons les savoirs et savoir-faire autour des biofabrics

Sabrina Maroc

Written by

Curieuse de savoir-faire ancestraux & émergents, avide d‘expérimentations, je 👐 mes réalisations, retours d’exp. & les pépites qui profilent la mode de demain

Open BioFabrics

Partageons les savoirs et savoir-faire autour des biofabrics

Welcome to a place where words matter. On Medium, smart voices and original ideas take center stage - with no ads in sight. Watch
Follow all the topics you care about, and we’ll deliver the best stories for you to your homepage and inbox. Explore
Get unlimited access to the best stories on Medium — and support writers while you’re at it. Just $5/month. Upgrade