The goal: Promote the expertise and new technologies available to the lingerie and swimwear sector.
- Innovative specialist start-ups in the textile industry will share their forecasts for what’s coming in materials for beachwear and lingerie
- Each start-up will introduce their innovation with presentation talks, demonstrations, and tests.
- A space for collaboration and discussions between start-ups and brands will spark future innovations.
- An assistance/coordination service will help exhibitors during the trade show.
THEY PARTICIPATE :
THE LOOP PROJECT
“The LOOP project” is a textile research project.
Marie, Alice and Mélodie began their research when they discovered ‘Le Métisse’, a thermal insulation material developed by ‘Le Relais’. This insulation material is made from textile waste.
Inspired by ‘Le Métisse’, our concept is to reintroduce textile waste directly back into the textile industry in order to create a circular economy.
Our first objective is to highlight ‘Le Métisse’ as a material, taking advantage of its specific properties with its unique aesthetic and eco-friendly industrial process.
To achieve this, we have developed a range of coloured versions, created using natural dyestuffs, as well as a prototype for a jacket, conserving the thermal properties of the original material and offering a potential application in the apparel industry.
Jeanne Vicérial is a textile designer and co-founder of the design, research & innovation studio: Clinique Vestimentaire.
An interest in technology encouraged her to take inspiration from 3D printing to revolutionize the weaving process. Her work involves creating a machine which invents a new weaving system.
The technique developed features an approach to apparel creation that can be used to weave made-to-measure garments, using human muscle fibre as a model for an apparel design system: all patterns are taken directly from human anatomy to transform garments into a veritable new skin.
Keen to contribute to made-to measure and environmentally-sound production, she uses recycled yarn as her raw material in a process that cuts out fabric wastage.
The knitting-weaving machine has been developed in collaboration with engineers specializing in robotics and mechatronics at the Ecole des Mines in Paris.