TTorchE-TEXTILE WEARABLE TOYS FOR CHILDREN.
Innovations in smart textiles technology are on the rise. These amazing innovations may also bring great environmental issues. TTorch project was created to bring different fields like electronics and textile engineering together to create a kit for educational purposes and follow circular economy principles during the process. TTorch is a creative toy for up to 8-year-old children, using e-textile principles. The product kit creates a bridge between engineering and design, by letting the user explore a personal light source and build surroundings to it. The goal of the project is to show how interdisciplinary fields can work together and with that creating different opportunities.
Barbro Scholz (Germany)
BARBRO SCHOLZ is one of the founders of Stühmer Scholz Designbüro based in Hamburg. The company’s core knowledge is in the field of textile technology and design development from idea to prototype. Barbro is an artist and textile designer. She has a background in design with a focus on electronic textiles and interaction. Her interest is in the impact of designed objects especially textiles with their poetic tactile character.
Paula Veske (Estonia)
PAULA VESKE is a PhD student at Ghent University. Her previous knowledge was gained in textile and apparel engineering. Paula has over 4 years’ experience in different clothing and textile related fields in development and manufacturing companies. She is also in charge of smart textile products and production activities.