|Reeve Massey at MoOD 2013|
Thinking textiles and fabrics made from recycled and re-purposed materials were the key trends presented at this year's MoOD’s innovation platform.
Thinking Textiles: Designers are exploring new technologies that push the capabilities of fabrics, creating smart materials that are reactive, responding to light, heat and moisture. When Kristine Bjadaal’s inventive tablecloth gets wet a secret pattern emerges, creating something beautiful from those accidental spillages, while Bekaert Textiles presents a fabric that responds to changes in temperature and accordingly adjusts the moisture evaporation, providing a cooling effect when necessary - ideal for bedding and pillows.
|Bekaert Textiles at MoOD 2013|
Ettlin's fabric incorporates LEDs for an optical effect. Its malleable properties make it ideal to shape into decorative structures and installations.
|Ettlin at MoOd 2013|
Recycled and Re-Purposed Materials: In a quest for sustainability, designers are recycling waste fibres (see Reeve Massey’s knitted piece) and re-purposing materials to bring new qualities and properties to fabrics.
|Nelen & Delbeke at MOod 2013|
Nelen & Delbeke combine wool with thick rubber wire in the weft (the same as used for care tyres) making it very strong and enabling it to be used as a self-supporting fabric while retaining the beauty and handle of the wool.
Likewise Papilio’s recycled outer tubes create a new industrial style rug that's suitable for outdoor use.
|Papilio at MoOD 2013|
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