Mönchengladbach/Florenz, June 29th 2018.
"Hybridization" was the topic that two students from the "Textile Products - Design" Master study course at Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences had qualified for at the international knitwear competition "Feel the Yarn 2018" at the "Pitti Filati" trade fair in Florence. Every year, the best design universities in the world meet in the Tuscan metropolis to discover the most creative and innovative ideas that all revolve around the textile world of knitting.
A total of 26 students from fourteen different international design colleges from nine countries participated. The project - advertised and funded by the CPF-Consorzio Promozione Filtai - will provide students with a full week's stay in Florence and Prato with a comprehensive program of interdisciplinary workshops, training and company visits.
Master students Katerina Amprazi and Büke Cayci represented the Department of Textile and Clothing Technology at Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, which was already allowed to attend for the 7th time. Her job was to develop a men's and a women's knitwear outfit each. The high-quality Italian knitting yarn specialists "Manifattura Igea s.p.a." and "Lanificio dell 'Olivo s.p.a." provided the yarns for this purpose.