How can I upcycle my old clothes?

How can I upcycle my old clothes?

Throwing away old or broken clothes is something I sometimes don't think about at all. But did you know that you can easily give these garments new life by upcycling them? This is not only super creative but also very environmentally friendly! Upcycling is becoming a...

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What is jacquard?

What is jacquard?

A jacquard loom is a loom that can be used to make the most complex patterns. In the past, complex patterns such as brocade or damask were made by hand. It is not possible to make complex patterns on a dobby loom. The arrival of the Jacquard loom brought many new...

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What is a dobby weave?

What is a dobby weave?

If you are not really familiar with looms but are very busy with textiles, you will probably have heard this one by now. Dobby, also known as Harry Potter's house-elf, but not the one that this article is about. Loom A dobby is a loom, just like the eccentric and the...

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The history of the curtain

The history of the curtain

I recently came to a special discovery, namely that curtains were not used as we now use them. Curtains were not on the windows but around the bed. Curtains were mainly used to separate rooms. In the old days, these were just simple pieces of cloth attached to the...

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What is a panama weave?

What is a panama weave?

The white panama hat, who doesn't know it. The weaving of these hats is pure handicraft and is considered a true art of weaving. The weave used in weaving these hats is called the panama weave.  The panama weave, also called "mat weave", "natté" or "basket weave"a...

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History of the Breton stripe

History of the Breton stripe

The Breton stripe is a real friend to everyone. Due to its common character and simplicity, it is loved in almost every wardrobe. In this article I will tell you more about the history of this stripe. How did the Breton stripe become a classic?   Historical context...

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Is there Dutch wool?

Is there Dutch wool?

We are often asked whether there is Dutch wool. The answer is yes, there is indeed Dutch wool, but whether this wool is also good enough for clothing is the real question. Wool is a collective name for animal fur. When we think of wool we often think of a sheepskin,...

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Sustainable curtain fabrics

Sustainable curtain fabrics

Prior to writing this blog, I completely immersed myself in the world of curtains. Did you know that there are many different types of pleats? I only knew the standard pleat and apparently it is called pencilpleat. Pretty pleats Pleats are created by the width of the...

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How are sustainable fabrics made?

How are sustainable fabrics made?

By starting this article, we want to let you know right away, that this is not an easy question to answer. A perfectly sustainable fabric does unfortunately not exist. However, the focus of the EU waste management policy is placed on the disposal of waste, the...

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How is linen fabric made?

How is linen fabric made?

Most people are familiar with the word “linen”. But how is it made? What most people don’t know, is that linen fabrics are made from flax The flax plant comes in two variations. One flowers blue and the other one white. You might have driven past fields full of blue...

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Add colour to your interior

Add colour to your interior

Since ancient times, colour has had a symbolic meaning. Painters and artists have always used colour to evoke or influence emotions. The interpretations and also the quality of colours have become richer over the centuries. Colour often determines if you find...

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