İzmir textile exhibit shows environmental innovation
by Daily Sabah
ISTANBULMay 24, 2016 - 12:00 am GMT+3
by Daily Sabah
May 24, 2016 12:00 am
The French Cultural Center in İzmir will host the "FuturotextilesMIX" exhibition, which will display the textile products of the future produced from plants such as the pine and gum tree, and plant-based products such as soy beans and coffee as well as petroleum, starting from May 27 in İzmir.
According to a statement released from the French Cultural Center in İzmir, the exhibition was previously held in Buenos Aires, Milano and Shanghai, the pioneering cities for textiles. The people of İzmir as well as the prominent representatives of the textile industry in Turkey will be able to visit the exhibition at Kültürpark State Painting and Sculpture Museum and the French Cultural Center building until June 25.
Curated by French Cultural Center director Caroline David, the exhibition features textile products made by various natural products, including pine tree, gum tree, bamboo, soy beans and coffee as well as recycled petroleum products such as plastic bottles. The aim of the exhibition is to show people that textiles are not just important for fashion, but also has an extensive usage from architecture to art, construction, medicine and decoration. "FuturotextilesMIX" will also stand out with its environmental investments through products made from recycled textiles. The exhibition display will include a wedding gown designed by Belgian fashion designer Kristian Von Forselles, and a dress decorated with LED lights made by students from İzmir University's Department of Fashion and Design. Curator David expressed her happiness at holding this exhibition in İzmir. Noting that the exhibition will feature various examples of textile products produced around the world, especially France and Turkey, David said, "One of the main reasons for us to hold this exhibition is to show the importance of recycled textile products in a world where resources are drained."