From March 23rd till September 28th 2014, museum de Kantfabriek hosts the exhibition: Tradition meets the future; from regional costumes till intelligent textiles. Museum de Kantfabriek presents this exhibition with a vision of the development of textile and fashion on the basis of two extremes: traditional regional costumes and intelligent textiles. Some of Solar Fiber’s prototypes are included in the exhibition.
Museum de Kantfabriek shows that the textile industry was the beginning of economic prosperity in the region of Northern Limburg. The soil was poor, so sheep were kept for fertilization. Their wool was spun and woven in winter-time and farmers also grew flax to make linen. Nowhere else in the Netherlands was weaving done at home on such a large scale. Thus a knowledge area for textile industry arose, of which we can still find the traces.