Open & value-driven network for fashion, clothing and textiles in the Netherlands

Originated from needs, strengthened by connections.

About Culture.Fashion

Culture.Fashion aims to bring individuals and organizations of the fashion, textiles & clothing industries together, to collectively work on a future-proof fashion sector in the Netherlands.

In order to achieve the necessary change within these sectors, we believe we must start from local initiatives, collaborative actions and by highlighting the current Dutch fashion & textiles landscape, to explore and shape its future.

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Our values

We believe that operating as a value-driven network and making change happen together, is the only way forward.

Culture.Fashion operates under 5 values that represent our collective aims, shared actions and modus operandi. Do these values resonate with you and the organisation you are part of? Then click below to find out how to join us.

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Collaboration as in sharing knowledge

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Learning from and with each other. Connecting existing and new work. Joining forces.

Interdisciplinary & inclusivity

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Embracing, (re)valuing and implementing different disciplines, fields, expertises, cultures, traditions, perspectives and views and understandings.

Fair & transparent

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Commitment to sustainable and ethical production processes, towards circularity. Transparency regarding problems and challenges. Sharing of information, findings and networks.

Sustainable networks - local & global

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Promote local production and global connectivity. Exploring new ways of working and new business/value models. Contribute to the development of a regenerative and a circular economy in 2050.

Collaboration networks - You in the network

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Sustainable commitments to other players in the (local) chain and in the Culture.Fashion network in the long term.


A new narrative requires a new expression. In Voices, Culture.Fashion provides insight into the values formulated by the network. A series of quotes illustrates the individual and collective motivations for moving towards a future-proof fashion sector. Voices is a new kind of manifesto that gives shape to the polyphony that characterises the project. A work in progress, constantly evolving, a continuous dialogue.

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The network

Explore which organisations are part of Culture.Fashion today, and strive for the change necessary to create a future proof industry. We map these organisations together to strenghten our network and make it easier to find other organisations that act from the same values of Culture.Fashion. To become a member of Culture.Fashion add your organisation to the map!

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Explore our collective Culture.Fashion events calendar

Explore the joint agenda with events and activities organized by network members and discover what else is on the agenda of Culture.Fashion.

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Taskforce Fashion – Residency for Responsible Fashion exhibition at Textiel Museum

20th of January 2022 at 17:00:00

Panoramadeck presentation hosted by Taskforce Fashion - 20 January 2022 till 27 March 2022 In this experiment, the designers were challenged to question the current reality and the fashion system, in order to eventually offer possible solutions for the future. Through field trips, desktop research and in-depth conversations with experts from the field, the teams investigated the social-cultural challenges of the cities Tilburg, Maastricht and Rotterdam. Taskforce Fashion is a collaboration between fashion platforms FASHIONCLASH, M-ODE and State of Fashion.

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Stemmen Schilderij

14th of December 2021 at 11:00:00

STEMMEN SCHILDERIJ in Museum Prinsenhof Delft - In opdracht van het museum maakte Nannet van der Kleijn een kunstinstallatie samen met brievenschrijfster uit Delft. Vaandels van elk twaalf meter hoog gaan een interactie aan met de lucht en het licht in de ruimte. De handschriften op het textiel van Enschede Textielstad, met de hand bedrukt ism studio Marina van Tuikwerd en de soundscape ism Sierou en Frank van der Weij, versterken het karakter van de vrouwen en voegen aan hun verhalen een nieuwe betekenislaag toe. De verhalen krijgen zo een prominente plek in het museum. Nannet is aanwezig van di 14 t/m zon 19 dec 11.00 – 17.00 uur. Zon 19 dec is op klokslag 12 uur een live performance.

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Exhibition GROW: The Future of Fashion

16th of November 2021 at 00:00:00

Commissioned by the museum, young Dutch design talent has transformed brand new, sustainable natural materials such as orange silk, vegan (circular!) leather from coconuts and cork and textiles from the banana plant into unique fashion statements. Established names Karim Adduchi and Iris van Herpen are also part of the exhibition and show their own creations made from biomaterials.

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Second Skin Tilburg - Expo #2

12th of November 2021 at 00:00:10

An exhibition of the interim results of textile workshops that have been realized in recent months with students from ROC Tilburg and young people from Tilburg Noord. 11 November 16.00 - 19.00u 12 November 10.00 - 16.00u Location: Verdiplein 108, Tilburg Free entrance Follow the project @secondskintilburg Second Skin Tilburg is an initiative of FASHIONCLASH, a multidisciplinary participation project around fashion in which the shaping and expression of the identity and personal stories of young people is central. Second Skin Tilburg is part of the UIA funded project ForwArt /

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Clothing Swap by Makers Unite x COMN

10th of November 2021 at 18:30:00

Come join our Clothing Swap Event on Nov 10 at De Hallen hosted by Makers Unite and COMN. Are you ready to swap your clothes and refresh your wardrobe? We know we are. That's why we want to welcome you to our one-of-a-kind Clothing Swap – a combined effort of COMN and Makers Unite, where we want to create connections with our fellow peeps while tackling the issue of overconsumption.

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A Celebration of Art - Reflection in Time

10th of October 2021 at 10:00:00

504 people received a handwritten letter with an A4 piece of linen and invitation to do 'something' with it. 230 people replied for now. This flock of birds travel from place to place. First stop was @Bradwolfprojects. Now the works can be seen in the #hausstellung in the corridor of the homes of Nannet and her Neighbors. 2- person visit possible. Send a personal message to insta @nannetvdkleijn for an appointment. The linen is bought @enschedetextielstad revenues will benefit the education of a new generation of industrial weavers. The 'piece' is still alive as works still come and works go to other people and homes.

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Conversations on Decoloniality & Fashion

4th of September 2021 at 20:00:00

The Conversations on Decoloniality & Fashion is a monthly online series that seeks to expand our collective understanding of decoloniality and its convergence with the field of fashion. Each first Saturday of the month, 8-9pm GMT, a ninety minute conversation is organised around a selected reading to redefine the contemporary fashion system from a decolonial perspective. As a virtual space beyond institutions, we experiment with other ways of knowledge-production and sharing in regard to fashion – through conversation, through the communal, and through a broad diversity of voices ( )

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FASHIONCLASH Festival 2021

26th of November 2021 at 10:00:00

FASHIONCLASH presents the 13th edition of the international & interdisciplinary fashion festival, FASHIONCLASH Festival. During this three-day hybrid festival, a new generation of designers and performing artists from all over the world get the opportunity to show their work to a diverse, international audience. FASHIONCLASH Festival takes place from 26-28 November 2021 in Maastricht