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Closing the Loop

Duration: June 2015 – June 2017

Partners: StexfiberTexperium, Moyzo, SaxionStudio Judith ter Haar and Tous les Cheris

Financed by: Provincie Gelderland and Gemeente Arnhem


In this project Future Makers ArtEZ, together with its partners, will research how locally-produced fibres such as hemp could be made into an attractive fashion or textile product.

How could fashion and clothing designs using locally-produced fibres be incorporated into a circular production system, and how should locally-produced ‘fashion’ be marketed? In the same way we market organic food? Or should another approach be taken?

The project is supported by the province of Gelderland and the municipality of Arnhem.

The video below shows the productionproces from fiber to fabric:

Productieketen Hennep from Future Makers on Vimeo.

UPDATE: Students from the Master Creative Industries from the Radboud University in Nijmegen created this movie to conceptualise and visualise the project as their end-of-year assignment.
Watch the result by clicking here.

Project update:

Presentation Closing the Loop at Modefabriek

Developments in Hemp Yarns

Movie: Closing The Loop


Closing the Loop – Design Guideline for Recycling by Zinzi de Brouwer

The Big Picture by Dominique van de Pol