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What are 4D Textiles?

4D Textiles are fabrics and textile products being able to change shape and function over time. 
This cange is achieved by the complex interaction between hybrid materials and by the use of external stimulus. 

Who we are?

A research team at RWTH Aachen developing smart textiles.

We build on an unique research environment at the Institute of Textile Technology in Aachen, Germany. It enables us to build these new textiles on every level of the textile life cycle.

We collaborate with research institutes and companies.

How we work?

We work with the tension between

Technology and Design
Materials and Production 
Machines and Humans


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