Current projects

Fabricademy: The Textile Center became an official part of  the Fabricademy network in 2022. We'll be hosting the 6th edition of Fabricademy - a transdisciplinary program focusing on the development of new technologies applied in the textile industry - in September 2022.

/Volumes/AMK_FLOD/SheMakes/GRAPHICS/Logo_Shemakes/Shemakes Logo/Full Logo/shemakes.png 2021 - 2022 The Textile Center participates in Shemakes, a two-year project under the Europe Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.The goal is to empower future female innovators of the sustainable fashion industry through inspiration, skills and networks. Working as a community, Shemakes provides innovative learning paths for girls and women of various ages, and concrete business support and connections to assist female entrepreneurs.        

CENTRINNO 2020-2023. The Textile Center, in collaboration with the University of Iceland, is participating in the European project CENTRINNO ("New CENTRalities in INdustrial areas as engines for inNOvation and urban transformation") under the research and innovation programme Horizon 2020. The 3 1/2 year project started in September 2020 and aims to revitalise once thriving industrial areas using cultural heritage as its inspiration. The project also received a development grant from the Icelandic Infrastructure Fund.(More info on the right.) 

„TextileCluster“: In 2021, the Textile Center received a Lóa - Innovation grant to develop a TextileCluster in Iceland and strengthen collaboration within textiles. The first meeting with representatives from schools, textile businesses and institutions was held in January 2022. 

,,Wool Walks and Workshops“: Collaboration with Sommer Akademiet in Norway and partners in Scotland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands, led by the Textile Center. The main aim is to develop textile and wool themed slow tourism in partnering countries. NORA provided full funding for the project in 2021 and then again in 2022. In 2021, proposals for travel packages in the four respective countries were made, stakeholders mapped and data collected for the shared database. In July 2022, partners will meet in Greenland to work on next steps and present the project at the North Atlantic Native Sheep and Wool Conference. 

,,ALLURE”: Erasmus+ funded project focused on adult education, crafts, textile and design, led by the Ministry of Education in Galicia, Spain, in collaboration with institutions in Iceland, Portugal and Poland. 

Prjónagleði 2022: The Icelandic Knit Fest is an annual event in Blönduós organised by the Textile Center. Festival activities include many different workshops on a wide range of knitting topics, lectures, sightseeing trips to local knitting and textile sites of interest, market place, and a themed knitting competition. In 2022, the festival will be held from June 10-12.