The aim of the project was to present different perspectives, concepts and sketches on the subject of sustainability that were developed, designed, researched and implemented by students of the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences and to point out textile perspectives of the future through creativity and innovative thinking. In addition to classic fashion and textile design, the project was also about design management concepts, product and interior design.
The exhibition received a lot of attention during the evening event on 14.01.13 at the NRW Representation in Berlin, especially from the specialist audience in the areas design, textile history, the private economy and also from political representatives.
The evening started off already with a sensitive opening by the Klenke Quartet and the clarinetist Dr. Clemens Trautmann as a synthesis of sound, textiles and textures.
This was followed by clear words from Minister Dr. Ing. Schwall-Düren, who affirmed:
"The project "Sustainable Textile Design" corresponds to the political goal of the state government of North Rhine-Westphalia: to support science that abandons traditional path, defines ambitious new goals and, moreover, offers ecologically, economically and socially fair solutions for everyday life."
(Welcoming words of Mrs. Dr. Schwall-Düren on 14.01.13, Berlin).
The exhibition "Sustainable Textile Design" will be made available to the public in Mönchengladbach on the campus fair of the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences: "MG zieht an 2013" on 23 and 24 May 2013.
Regarding the publication “Sutstainable Textile Design" we would like to point out once again that it does not only document the designs of the future as a >state of the art< of "Sustainable Textile Design". Moreover, a large body of authors enriches the topic from different perspectives in German and English, from the point of view of fashion design in particular with regard to knitwear (Ellen Bendt), design theory (Dr. Marina-E. Wachs), textile history (Dr. Karl B. Murr), sustainable fashion economics (Dr. Susanne Müller) and exhibition design (Elke Jensen).
- "The corpus of a textile structure, whether made of threads, textures, tones or word structures - it is an expression of the emotional feelings of the designers"
(Wax / Bendt, 2013)