Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week Enschede

This evening is the start of the Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week. Throughout the country there are cities with various locations taking part. In Enschede the Sustainable Fashion Experience is organised by Overlap, who have curated a programme from the 5th until the 11th at Concordia in Enschede. Walk in during the days to swap your […]

New pieces added to the collection!

There are new items added to the collection! They feature many new, but also recognizable material manipulations and styles. Most notably there are items that feature textile strips in many colours, they are saved scraps from collections over the past 10 years. They are made into flamboyant coats, elegant dresses, skirts and some more casual […]

Interview at Museumfabriek

On saturday evening the 6th of november Hellen will be a guest at the Museumfabriek in Enschede. It’s “museumnacht” or late opening, at 9 cultural institutes in Enschede. All locations have a full programme starting at 19:00h until 0:00h. One of the Museums, “De Museumfabriek,” is focussing their evening on the Textiel Festival Twente, that […]

Keynote at Re-Fream, Pioneers of Future Fashion event

This Thursday Hellen will be in Berlin for a keynote at the at Pioneers of Future Fashion event by Re-Fream. She’ll be discussing within the theme “user centered and inclusive design approaches in the fashion industry for creating a better tomorrow” with Wolfgang Gumpelmaier-Mach and Anna Bernagozzi. User centered and inclusive design approaches in the […]

Nomination Klokhuis Science Prize

The Wearable Breathing Trainer, Brish, is nominated for the Klokhuis Science prize. The initiative by the popular Dutch childrens TV programme puts research projects in the spotlight, that are particularly interesting for their target audience. The Brish shirt is a smart wearable for children who have troubles with breathing, such as asthma and other types […]

TV programme “We Gaan Het Maken!”

On 1 March 2021, television broadcaster BNNVARA will launch a programme called ‘We Gaan Het Maken!’ (We’re going to make it!) on the NPO 1 channel. In this programme, researchers/creators help people with disabilities to find a solution that will change their lives. Hellen van Rees was asked by the University of Twente to participate, since […]


Sustainability in Tech – The Future of Fashion, Textiles, and Electronics with Wearable Tech – online, 4 Feb 6-7:30 CET What role can wearable and close-to-body technologies play in ensuring that the fashion, textiles, and electronics industries are sustainable? Hellen van Rees will be part of the expert panel alongside Max Marwede, researcher at Fraunhofer […]

Publication in ‘Nonwoven’

The Dutch “Textile Committee,” a non-profit organisation aiming to collect and spread knowledge on contemporary and historical textiles, published the 10th edition of “Studies in Textiel.” The book is a collection of articles on the theme ‘Nonwoven’ as a result of their symposium that took place earlier, with the same theme. Hellen van Rees gave […]