Various companies in the Amsterdam metropolitan region have textile residues that they cannot properly reuse. The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences investigated how this old textile can get a new, high-quality life and shows the best results in Circl.
From Textile to Design” takes you along the textile recycling route from the development of new materials to inspiring prototypes designed and produced with state-of-the-art parametric design and digital production techniques. You see materials, product samples, prototypes and visual material from students of Product Design, Technical Business Administration and Mechanical Engineering from the past four years. The students worked together with the researchers from the research group Circular Design and Entrepreneurship.
All products are part of the RECURF-UP research project, in which the AUAS, together with local entrepreneurs, designers, architects and Dutch knowledge institutions, develops new bio-composites by combining textile residual flows of denim, jute and wool with bio-based (natural) plastics. The aim is to use textile residual flows from the MRA (Amsterdam Metropolitan Region) in a high-quality way for industrial, circular and economically responsible products such as acoustic wall and ceiling panels