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A company based in the Netherlands, designs and develops new reflective materials, including fabrics which reflect all natural light. For the production of one of these materials, they are looking for a new manufacturing partner.
The young Dutch designer graduated from the Design Academy in Eindhoven. She is inspired by Scandinavian living and, in particular, their way of dealing with minimum hours of daylight during wintertime.
This brought her to developing new, reflective fabrics. She experimented with numerous reflective yarns. The resulting fabrics contain an integrated reflective yarn that is barely perceptible during daytime. But when it becomes dark, the fabric catches all the surrounding artificial light and shines brightly.
The fabric is a woven material that contains different yarn colours, creating the non-visible, reflective effect. A fading pattern creates a movement in the textile itself.
The fabric will be sold to companies that use it in their safety products such as jackets, gadgets, strollers, etc.
For the production of this fabric, the company is looking for a new manufacturing partner.
The potential partner should be an experienced weaving mill. They should be able to perform Jacquard weaving. They should be able to double weave soft, as well as stiff fabrics. Preferably they colour the yarns in house in a wide variety of colours.
The potential partner should be flexible and have short delivery times. In the beginning the batches will be rather small, but the size of the batches will increase in time.
The Dutch company will supply the pattern cards and the reflective material.
The company is interested in a manufacturing agreement.
The main innovation of the materials is that during daytime the materials look like any other material, but when night falls they reflect all the artificial light and shine brightly. So the materials are especially interesting for usage in safety applications, such as jackets, backpacks, gadgets etc.
Expertise sought is an experienced weaving mill that has the ability to perform Jacquard and double weaving.
Type of partner: an experienced weaving mill, that can perform Jacquard weaving. They should also be able to double weave soft as well as stiff fabrics.
Role of the partner: weave the reflecting fabrics.
The Dutch company will provide the pattern cards and the reflective material.