natural - local & social
Designers such as Formafantasma and Claudy Jongstra have been turning to natural materials for designs coming from local sources that are produced locally as well; such as wool from Texel (Roland Pieter Smit) or woven fibre from Palestine (BCXSY).
The designs are sometimes produced by outsider communities of local women or disabled people.
The natural outlook includes hybrid materials blending wool and synthetic wovens and wool and silk felts that procure a contemporary ethno/techno expression.
The regional aspect and the will to work in collaboration are becoming important social trends.
Talking Textiles remains on view until January 26, 2014 at the TextielMuseum in Tilburg