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Future Fabrics Open Call


Yucatan | Mexico, July 26th to August 2nd, 2024

๐ŸงถMakers tackling the topic of cultural preservation: Future Fabrics Mexico – Weaving Technology Into Tradition. ๐Ÿ’ก

Future Fabrics, the winning Bhutan Fab City Challenge project strikes again, with a focus on the Mayan weaving and the Mexican cultural heritage.
Join the Fabricademy team, the Future Fabrics group and Fab Lab Yucatan, in a week of immersion into the local tradition of weaving, learning from the experts, and visiting craftswomen weaving communities.

Building upon the methodology developed in Bhutan, the project solutions should be oriented towards three main scopes.

  • How can we preserve traditional arts, culture & crafts
  • How do we make art and culture more accessible
  • Can we foster knowledge exchange and upgrade traditional tools?

Concretely, we seek to research and develop :

  • A downloadable digital vector pattern library of Mayan symbols
  • A second version of an educational weaving kit for kids
  • An assistive solution for the traditional back-strap loom


Makers and enthusiasts from various disciplines are all invited. It is not required to have any previous experience in textiles or weaving. It is encouraged to have experience in working with communities, fostering digital crafts and empowering women in innovation and entrepreneurship. Future Fabrics Mexico has capacity for 25 participants.


Future Fabrics Mexico is led by Fabricademy, in collaboration with Future Fabrics Group and it is hosted by Fab Lab Yucatan, in Merida.


  • Fill in the application in THIS FORM.
  • Register for the FAB24 ONLINE Informative Session, March 14th, 14:00pm CET
  • Submission deadline: April 10th
  • Selected Finalists will be announced on April 25th.

There is no participation fee for the challenge, but the selected applicants should manage their accommodation and transportation independently. Our host, Fab Lab Yucatan we offer access to equipment, tools and consumables as well as lunch breaks.

Future Fabrics MEXICO is building upon the results of Future Fabrics Bhutan. All participants are invited to review the open and extensive documentation of Fab23 Challenge in Bhutan in order to get a better understanding and overview of the scope of the project.


Beyond Fashion will be held from July 26th to August 2nd, 2024, in Fab Lab Yucatan, Merida.

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Beyond Fashion Open Call

Beyond Fashion, Fab24 Mexico | Open Call

Puebla, August 8th, 2024

๐Ÿš€ We seek visionary projects that go beyond conventional fashion, exploring diverse, more than human, and digital futures at the crossroads of innovation and sustainability. ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ‘—

During #Fab24, participants from all over the world will have the opportunity to experience a unique eco-futuristic runway that goes beyond the norms of production and consumption. How do we imagine the future of clothing in a context where we can digitally design, fabricate, and grow our garments? Can our garments become expressive interfaces that are connected and responsive? What will occur when the only remaining resources are waste materials? If you wish to showcase your work in an international platform of fashion pioneers, read through the open call below!


Designers from various disciplines and passionate individuals in textiles, fashion, technology, and sustainability are invited. We welcome participants of all races, genders, and ages, fostering a culture of inclusivity. Participation is open for both individual and group projects.


Beyond Fashion is a collaboration between Fab24 International Fab Lab Conference, Fabricademy, 3D Fashion Week, Ibero Puebla Idit and Fab Foundation. If you share our vision and wish to support our initiative, we invite you to partner with us.



  • Sustainable Biomaterials & Biotechnology
  • Regenerative fashion, Recycling, Upcycling, Circular Design
  • Digital Fabrication, 3D printing, laser cutting, molding, digital knitting or weaving, digital embroidery
  • Wearable technology and E-textiles
  • Assistive Technology and Prosthetics
  • Experimental techniques and Digital Craftsmanship

Beyond Fashion is the second Runway organized during an international Fab Lab Conference. The first Runway was organized by Fab Textiles and Protein Lab UTEM, in 2017, during Fab13 in Santiago de Chile. Coming back to South America, Beyond Fashion Runway 2024 seeks to become a platform for showcasing international talents and bring innovative and alternative perspectives to South America.

Beyond Fashion will be held on the 8th of August 2024 at the Ex-Hospital de San Roque, in Puebla, Mexico.

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Textile Academy Bootcamp ARMENIA

We are thrilled to announce the Textile Academy 2024 Bootcamp in Armenia!

This May, join us for an intensive week of hands-on workshops with international experts and locals, cultural visits and social events, distributed across the country, among the cities of Yerevan, Dilijan and Gyumri.๐Ÿž

Together with Fabricademy, during the week participants will explore crafts, digital and bio fabrication through a series of activities hosted at Fab Lab Armenia and in specific locations.

Participants will engage in various traditional practices, such as weaving kilim and rugs, felting, and dyeing wool using locally sourced ingredients. They will also delve into ancient techniques like batik, cyanotype, and linotype, merging craftsmanship with digital fabrication technology and DIY machines.

Moreover, they will learn how to biofabricate biomaterials as sustainable alternatives to the current ones. They will apply principles of digital and computational design for 3D printing on textiles and develop 3D models for leather molding.

In addition, participants will explore the world of soft robotics and wearable technology. The focus will be on creating inflatable designs and soft robots, while also learning about conductive materials and crafting soft sensors and circuits for wearable applications.

Limited seats available.

๐Ÿ”— Check the Schedule and Book your spot today at

๐Ÿ“” Plan your travel ahead! Learn everything you need to know about Armenia and Fabricademy Bootcamp 2024.

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Textile Academy Bootcamp 2019

This yearยดs annual bootcamp will happen in ICELAND!

We believe that fashion education should be updated, embrace multidisciplinarity and change the current model of fast fashion to customized and sustainable. We love making , experimenting and innovating using hands on bottom up approaches and new technology. In this 40h course, we have included all the new tools a fashion designer should learn! If you are an educator, a professional or a student this is the course for you!
Reserve your place here 

The annual Fabricademy Bootcamp this yearย is focusing on blending traditional industrial processes with new technologies.ย  We learn from the contemporary industry with factory visits around Iceland and workshops at the Icelandic Textile Research Center. We explore materials , tools and digital fabrication technologies at the Fab Lab and design for a sustainable and inspired future.

Project development in groups every afternoon .

For any questions , please contact with us at [email protected]
This activity is powered byย ย DDMPย project funded by Creative Europe
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