Category Archives: Projects

Hellen van Rees carries Fair Made in Holland label

Since this summer Hellen van Rees started to carry the Fair Made in Holland Label (or FMiH, for short). The label is used to identify quality brands and garments made under fair circumstances in The Netherlands. We really support this initiative and hope this label will become an icon to be able to identify and […]

Textile Reflexes at Ars Electronica Festival

This fall the Textile Reflexes project will be part of the Wearsustain exhibition at Ars Electronica! The internationally unique festival of art, technology and society takes place amidst the public sphere in downtown Linz, Austria. From September 6-10 we’ll jointly investigate current technological and social interdependencies and their potential future manifestations. The stand for Textile […]

Best Tech Idea 2018

The Textile Reflexes vest has been nominated by Dutch tech magazine ‘Kijk’ for best tech idea of 2018! There is a public vote, so help this reach #1 by voting for the ‘Corrigerend Robotvest’ Project Hellen van Rees did at the Designlab of theĀ  University of Twente with researchers Geke Ludden & Angelika Mader. To […]

Inspired pop up concept store

Today is the official opening of the Inspired pop up concept store in Munich, Germany. The store is an initiative to highlight Dutch (fashion) designers who are working on contemporary sustainable designs. More than a store it Inspired aims to open dialogue and discussion by organizing workshops and seminars about relating subjects such as sustainability, […]

Textile Reflexes presentations in June

June will be a busy month with several presentations of the Textile Reflexes project. The project is a collaboration between Hellen van Rees and Designlab, University of Twente, with researchers Angelika Mader and Geke Ludden. Together they created a prototype wearable that can coach users to improve their posture.   In June we’ll present our […]

Textile Reflexes prototype presentation

Fair FashionTech See the prototype for the hi-tech robot vest for posture correction in action, and discuss the future of wearable technology and innovative textiles. Join us for the event Fair FashionTech at DesignLab University of Twente! Interested in the latest developments in wearable technology and innovative textiles? Do you want to contribute to the […]

Textile Reflexes at Dutch Design Week

The Textile Reflexes project is at the Dutch Design Week! We will be at the Do (not) Feed the Makers expo at Sectie C. During this week we are sharing a space with other wearable tech projects that are currently in progress. The interesting part is that we want your feedback! Our project is now […]

Collection Relaunch in China, Preview Video

Since last winter, we’ve been working very hard behind the scenes on a new approach for the Hellen van Rees label. Now comes the time to start revealing! From now onwards we’ll work with a bigger collection that is continiously available to both professional buyers and private clients. This new approach suits our approach towards […]

Textile Reflexes project starts with funding from EU

A brand new collaboration between Hellen van Rees and the Designlab, University of Twente is about to start. Hellen will work with researchers Angelika Mader and Geke Ludden on a project involving technology and sustainability. This project aims to further develop the shape changing textile developed by Hellen van Rees. The flexible textile is made […]