Grant Programme for Internationalization → Open call phase 3
Knitwear Lab, Bersa Triko, Marmara University
In the previous phase, Knitwear Lab (NL), knitting manufacturer BersaTriko (TR) and the Textile department of Marmara University (TR) designed a hat and scarf collection using residual materials from the textile industry for the new 'Realist' brand. The team looks at ways to regenerate clean, unworn residual materials into new strong yarn that can be reused. The team visited recycling region Uşak to learn more about the waste issues caused by the huge textile production industry in Turkish cities. Fashion house Maison the Faux presented an interactive performance at the launch of the collection at the Dutch Consulate General in Istanbul. It is the aim of this project to convince both consumers and the textile industry that it is possible to have a regenerated fashion industry in Turkey.
In this follow-up phase, the team will focus on the following two objectives: 1) sharing knowledge with students and professionals in the fashion field and 2) in-depth research and process improvements to enable fashion chains to implement this on a larger scale. The team is developing workshops for Turkish and Dutch universities, fashion brands and retailers. Knitwear Lab, in partnership with yarn developers Haksa (TR) and Espima (TR), is also looking at ways to improve the quality of the yarn and how other types of residual materials such as printed and used fabrics can be reused. After all, a large-scale implementation of the project requires a large quantity of residual materials. During this phase, the team will also approach a number of prominent Turkish, Dutch and German fashion chains.
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