On 16th September, at 5pm, the exhibition of young Hungarian designers will open in the framework of the Tallinn Design Festival!


From the chemicals and dies used in the manufacturing to the crisis of cotton production, a number of negative factors can be attributed to the clothing and textile industry. It is a welcome fact, however, that environmentally conscious clothing and textile production and sustainable clothing are becoming more and more popular today. The latest generation of Hungarian designers responds with innovative solutions to the environmentally damaging effects of the fashion industry and textile manufacturing. Sustainability, futuristic technologies, organic materials, and social values are at the center, and mark their path to the future of textile industry.


Eco-designers demand the rethinking of the ecological disaster ahead, the production mechanisms, as well as the entire industrial operation. To achieve this, production mechanisms and new technologies are being deployed to manufacture produce of impeccable quality and aesthetic features with the least possible energy and raw material input, the use of renewable energy sources, utilizing technology and the recycling of existing materials.


Tóvaj Rozália


The basic trend of the new century is the need for designers to use more and more new 'environmentally sensitive' materials in design solutions or to place well known materials in a new context. Increased interest in materials is based on the basic need to optimize the use of scarce natural resources and minimize harmful natural and environmental impacts.


The aim of the exhibition titled The Future Begins Now and curated by Fanny Fazekas, is to introduce visitors to the development of the fashion world, to present the pioneers of high-tech clothing, intelligent clothing design, plant raw materials, textile innovations and of the trends shaping the future fashion industry. The range of innovative technologies is constantly increasing, and its field of application has apparently invaded the tools of designers in Hungary.


Kárpáti Judit Eszter


Alexandra Braksó // Mushroom leather
Apol Temesi // Slow design process
Ágnes Tünde Tóth // Solar cell fabric
EJTECH lab // Electronic textile
Zsófia Lévai // Smart textile
Rozália Tóvaj // 3D printed textile
Katalin Huszár // Recycled plastic
Lili Labus // Recycled fabrics


Date: 16th September, 17.00 (opening)
Venue: Noblessneri valukoda (Peetri 10, 10411 Tallinn)