Natural Fibers

Sustainable alternatives

After the great success of the 2021 exhibition “Plant Fibers”, the European Textile Academy at the Textile Festival 2023 will show visitors and interested parties an insight into the thematic field of natural fibres as sustainable alternatives in the textile sector as well as in contemporary architecture. On display will be a selection from the archive of natural fibres of the Textile Academy of Bolzano, their possible uses, functions and technical properties. The “Natural fibres” exhibition is aimed specifically at fashion and textile manufacturers, architects, interior designers and designers. Design professionals, students and interested people will find a wealth of information on traditional and innovative new fibres. Patterns, textiles and materials can be experienced, compared and explored with all the senses.
Natural fibres are the material basis of our existence and our culture, perfect in form and useful at the same time. They are renewable local resources, store carbon and are completely biodegradable. Processing fabrics and building with natural fibres not only has an exemplary ecological balance, but also positive social, economic and cultural aspects: Local know-how is preserved and further developed, jobs are created locally, traditional building forms are taken up and revitalised. Natural fibres Fibres in fashion and architecture also have a high sensual and haptic quality that does not remain hidden.