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Beauty comes with age

An innovative textile research


Work: Textile design

Date: 2017



'Beauty Comes With Age' is an innovative textile project that contributes to sustainability in the textile and fashion industry. In collaboration with the Textile Museum Textile LAB Tilburg, a multi-layered fabric is developed to show hidden layers when it wears out. This feature allows the textile, instead of being discarded, to be cherished because of the damages that will gradually show their richness over time.


The concept

In this textile project, multi-layered fabrics are developed in a counter-reaction to the modern-day consumer and disposal society.

By allowing the material to age, the user can develop a personal bond with the product, leaving history with every scratch.



The process

The fabrics exist out of multiple layers that, when damage occurs to the outer layers, show the underlying colours and materials that were not visible before. These fabrics become thus richer with wear and tear, making them not only more beautiful but also more sustainable. The goal is to create durability by revaluation again.


The result

Currently, I am developing the textile into a unique textile product, planned to launch soon!