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Call for applications // NEW YORK TEXTILE MONTH 2019 Design - 04 March 2019

Projet d'Emma Cogné, Système T - La Cambre Ⓒ NYTM 2018

Wallonia-Brussels Design Mode has chosen to take part this year in the New York Textile Month festival which will take place in September 2019, with an installation presenting the work of a selection of textile designers.

Launched in 2016 by Lidewij Edelkoort, a world-renowned trendsetter, founder of the Trend Union office and dean of The New School (NYC) Hybrid Studies, the New York Textile Month makes place for textiles in all its forms through a series of events bringing together museums, galleries, showrooms, boutiques, design studios and schools. The festival aims to promote, raise awareness and preserve the different forms of textile expressions.

"A month-long city-wide festival designed to celebrate textile creativity and promote textile awareness."


The Textile Design Month takes place in New York during the month of September.
Dates of the WBDM event: 1 to 2 weeks during the second half of September 2019 (dates to be confirmed)

Under the curation of Lidewij Edelkoort, the installation of WBDM will present the work of about 5 textile designers. This event is organized under the label "Belgium is Design", platform for communication and promotion of Belgian design abroad, which is recognized by design professionals.

This event aims to present innovative and successful textile design projects. Projects incorporating a sustainable approach will be promoted. The objective is on the one hand the valuation of a know-how and a pool of talent in the textile sector in Belgium and on the other hand, a commercial prospection with a target audience and high-end interior designers, galleries and other professionals in the sector.


This call is addressed to textile designers working at a professional level in Wallonia and / or Brussels and having an interest in development in the United States.

1. Read carefully:
- the conditions of participation / annex 1
- Annex 2: Application form (pdf to be completed)
- Annex 3: All risks insurance expo

2. Send an application form as detailed in Appendix 1 of the conditions of participation.

Your file will consist of:
· Annex 2 - Application form (pdf to be completed)
· CV
· Visuals of the projects you wish to present

Willing to apply?

Send your downloadable application form below, to the attention of
Giorgia Morero: / T 02 421 87 08

Deadline: Monday, March 25, 2019



25 March 2019

For whom?

Textile designers and studio working at a professional level in Wallonia and / or Brussels and having an interest in development in the USA

Further information


Giorgia Morero (project manager)

Partners for this activity

Belgium is Design