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Smart Textiles by Materia

During MoOD & Indigo Brussels 2016, Materia will present the "Smart textiles" exhibition which will be focusing on textiles for architecture and interior, fashion, mobility, sports and healthcare.

The versatility of textiles is undeniable - whether it is used in interior design, the automotive industry, furniture, architecture, design or fashion. Irrespective of whether it is woven, non-woven or knitted by robots; textiles are an excellent multi-functional medium Strong and lightweight, flexible, transportable, self-cleaning, antibacterial, odour purifying, or regulating daylight with sensors that react to UV radiation or temperature; the development of textiles is growing in every sector.

Fabrics are also being produced from new material sources such as agricultural left overs, cork or wood. And not forgetting e-textiles that give light, sound and other displays to increase protection, communication or comfort. Many of these latest textiles will be shown at Tour & Taxis during MoOD & Indigo Brussels.

This exhibition will not only demonstrate the enormous capabilities of these materials, but also the opportunities smart textiles offer to positively impact our lives and interior industry.

Materia is the leading international platform for material innovation focusing on events, inspiration and co-creation. Materia promotes joint innovation for a more beautiful, more sustainable and high-quality built and finished environments. Through independent and a continuously growing collection of more than 2,600 inspiring materials, Materia connects building professionals: on a daily basis via www.materia.nl, annually at Material Xperience, and periodically through contemporary themes and events.