Get rid of cotton and cashmere: clothing is increasingly being made from new materials. Also surprising materials, such as apples or old plastic bottles. These projects show you what is possible.

Nienke Hoogvliet, HERBS

The clothing industry uses chemicals to produce clothing, but the impact is unknown. Designer Nienke Hoogvliet started a project to investigate whether textiles can also release 'healthy' substances. With the help of herbs such as sage and chamomile, she tries to pursue nature-friendly clothing production.

  • What: HERBS
  • Where: Schellensfabriek (Downtown), Vestdijk 280; 5617 BA Eindhoven,
  • When: up to and including Sunday 27 October

See also: Textile herbs make your T-shirt 'healthier'

Danielle Ooms, Apple-based Material

The fashion world is constantly looking for ways to be sustainable and circular. This is also the case with designer Daniëlle Ooms. During her search for biodegradable material, she discovered that apples can be turned into a material that can be compared to leather. It resulted in some designs.

  • What: Apple-based Material Mode
  • Where: Veem building (Strijp-S), Torenallee 86-02, 5617 BD Eindhoven
  • When: up to and including Sunday 27 October

The Knitwit Stable, Dutch Wool

The sustainable processing and production of wool often takes place abroad. This process must be brought back to the Netherlands on a small scale, according to The Knitwit Stable. By keeping Merino sheep and Angora goats locally and animal-friendly, a fair product can be made. They do this in their farm with knitting workshop in Baambrugge, where now some sheep and goats are walking around. In collaboration with Joe Merino, they made a traditional Dutch men's sweater out of wool.

  • What: The Knitwit Stable
  • Where: Yski Expo (Strijp-S), Torenallee 22-04, 5617 BD Eindhoven
  • When: up to and including Sunday 27 October

Chloe Severien - Infinite Reusable Knitwear

Designer Chloe Severien created a new type of textile that can reduce the ecological footprint of the fashion industry. She designed yarns made from PET bottles, making this material extremely strong, shiny and colorful. She mixed this with knitted yarn. The combination provides a beautiful textile that is also easy to unravel.

  • What: Infinite Reusable Knitwear
  • Where: Veem (Floor 9, Strijp-S), Torenallee 86-02, 5617 BD Eindhoven
  • When: up to and including Sunday 27 October