Imagine a world without textiles. Without textiles, the world would go into shock – a textile one. Textile shock! is a colourful and pattern-filled exhibition which is, as one might guess, about textiles. If you think that it is all about clothes and home furnishing, you will be very much surprised.
Most people associate textiles with home environments and clothes, but this exhibition wishes to add some new perspectives. We are constantly surrounded by textile products, and the industry that produces them is far larger than most people imagine. In the exhibition, we point to the opportunities that these materials carry with them. There is barely an area of our society in which they are not used; in healthcare, the military, car production, sports and the music industry. Even astronauts are dependent on textiles when they go into space.
Welcome to the textile world!