Company: Lab

TextileLab Amsterdam

TextileLab Amsterdam

The academy at the TextileLab Amsterdam is a series of workshops which aim is to explore how digital fabrication in combination with old craftsmanship and heritage in the field of T&C can influence the process and work of the participants that will be following it. Bringing together experts, designers and researchers that are exploring new ways of producing and pushing the boundaries in this field and participants that are exploring new options.

Innovation Approach

The type of lab is defined by how it approaches innovation: design, make, or place.

People

Description of who can be found in the lab over one month.

How many people work in the lab (staff or volunteers)

Women

Key activities

This lab works in the following activities

  • C
    Creative Hub
    Creative sector

    Design, Creative Communities, Crafts, Artists

    digital fabrication
    Services offered

    Events/exhibits, Projects/prototypes, Training/workshops

    Main results

    New perceptions/lifestyles

  • R
    Research
    Materials

    Bio-based materials, Natural fibres

    Smart / functional textiles

    Integration of smart features

    Circular economy

    Recycling

    upcycling
    Processing

    Additive manufacturing, Dyeing

    ICT

    Manufacturing processes

    Type of research performed

    Applied research

  • T
    Teaching / Training
    Business

    Leadership & management

    Technology

    Internet of Things for textiles & fashion

    Clothing

    Knitting, Pattern cutting

    Textiles

    Dyeing, Natural fibres

    Training style

    Bespoke

    Fabricademy

Target publics

Who the lab wishes to engage

  • Artists
  • Designers
  • Fashion Designers
  • Makers
  • Researchers
  • Students
  • Teachers
  • Textile Designers

Lab projects

OS Material Archive
The Material Archive is the analog/digital and open source archive for displaying these DIY sustainable materials. It...
Fabricademy: a textile and technology academy
Fabricademy is a distributed educational program that brings together a researching mindset to training in technical...
BioShades
Textile dyeing with natural pigments The textile industry is one of the most polluting in the world, in which one the...