Projects

FITEX

Student/s: Carmen Garbayo Chivite
Mentored by: Jessica Fernández, Sara de Ubieta
Promotion: 2020
Study: Masters Product Design Area

FITEX consists of a flexible and dynamic textile technology. It is a textile designed and programmed so that, in an intelligent way, it adapts to any desired geometry, optimizing its functionality and its adaptability to the human body.

This technology responds to current problems such as excessive shrinkage in the textile industry and its environmental impact, as well as the social exclusion generated by the so-called "ideal sizes" of a human body. In this case, the human body is understood as a natural morphological structure and therefore the technology must be the one that adapts to the body and not the other way around. This fabric does not require patterning, it adjusts to different volumes and remembers the shape. It can be washed in the washing machine or by hand and does not lose its properties.

Possible application proposals include Jewex, a piece of textile jewelry that breaks stereotypes related to this field.