The textile industry is about to take a giant step from being a supplier of fabrics to become a positive force in the development of society. Textile innovations improve people’s everyday lives and benefit the industry, the health care sector and the environment.
However, innovations do not spring from nothing. It takes an open environment where people from many different backgrounds are allowed to meet and involve in open-ended communication to find both sought-after and unexpected solutions. Smart Textiles is that innovation environment in Northern Europe.
Today, the research community, the business community, institutions and the public sector come together to find the solutions of the future. As the Smart Textiles Initiative offers a complete solution including everything from basic research to prototype development, it is the natural partner for realizing textile ideas or meeting a need with textile technology.
Smart Textiles is also financed by Sparbanksstiftelsen Sjuhärad and other research financiers.
Find out more about Smart Textiles at smarttextiles.se
The Smart Textiles Showroom contains the research of the future, and textile products that provide a whole new perspective on what textiles can be used for.
Textile, optic fibres and LEDs are in focus when Barbara Jansen exhibits the result from her doctoral thesis.
Smart Textiles is a research environment at the University of Borås offering everything from basic research to prototyping.