In occasion of the Festival Textile Manufacture, 7th edition, a new renowned location has been found in the historical centre of Bolzano: the Mareccio Castle. An ancient mansion is going to be the proper frame for a unique exhibition of top-rated products created in local and international textile workshops and factories.
It is one of our main goals at the European Textile Academy to promote international cooperation in the textile production field. We believe our Festival represents a valuable chance to get to know, share and exchange the quality, the creativity and the design from North and South Europe. Traditional techniques will be displayed next to the most up-to-date ones.
Visitors too will get a special opportunity to closely see and appreciate top-level handiwork or workshop creations, fabrics, unusual textile design and eco-friendly oriented manufacturing.
A much esteemed tourist attraction, Bolzano makes available an international clientele and an increasing number of visitors each year. The trend is set thanks to a high-quality offer and efficient infrastructure. All those taking part to the Festival as exhibitors will enjoy a double opportunity, to let new customers welcome their creations and get to know others’ selected production, in a profitable mutual exchange of creativity and know-how.
Consumption is increasingly taking place under ecological and social-ethical aspects – all the more so the more diverse, cost-effective and low-threshold the range of offers becomes. „Better instead of more“ is the guiding principle for decelerations, more mindful and conscious living and consumption. The European Textile Academy of Bolzano/Bozen has created the EUROPEAN TEXTILE & CRAFT AWARD to honor special achievements in contemporary and traditional crafts and art professions an their connection to the world of design. The international jury of leading experts awards pioneering achievements on innovative products taking into account sustainable criteria. The award is proof of the superior quality of the product and a sur seal of quality for buyers and consumers.