- STEAM PUNK
- ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
- VIRTUAL REALITY
- NEW MANUFACTURING
- RECYCLING & UPCYCLING
- ARTISANS & NEW CRAFT
- FASHION & WEARABLES
- PRODUCT DESIGN
- HOME AUTOMATION
- INTERNET OF THINGS
- WELLNESS & HEALTHCARE
- INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION
- OPEN SOURCE
- 3D PRINTING
- ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY
- YOUNG MAKERS (< 18)
- FOOD & AGRICULTURE
- CIRCULAR ECONOMY
- 3D SCANNING
- KIDS & EDUCATION
- CULTURAL HERITAGE
- MUSIC & SOUND
Progetto JOIN - TEX
The students of ITS TAM BIELLA decided to develop, in collaboration with the Tintoria e Finissaggio 2000 (TF 2000) company, a green coupled fabric, composed of three layers of fully compostable materials, to develop the first compostable jacket.
The bonded fabric we wanted to make had to have good thermal insulation and had to be breathable, so that it could have different uses on the market (sustainable padded clothing ex. jackets or vests, baby sleeping bags and blankets).
The first phase of our project began with the study and research of suitable and compatible materials to carry out the coupling.
The result of the research had to have established that the fabric was 100% natural for the external sides and the internal padding had to be of green material with good thermal insulation characteristics, in order to obtain a breathable and hypoallergenic coupled fabric.
The study of natural materials has highlighted SeaCell as suitable fabrics for external coupling and linen wadding for padding. The coupled fabric is composed on the outside of the SeaCell textile with diagonal processing on one side and canvas processing on the other and inside with linen wadding padding.
To carry out the coupling we used a latest generation machinery with PUR HOTMELT technology, the most innovative for the coupling of fabrics in terms of efficiency and respect for the environment, the machinery was made available to us by the Tintoria Finissaggio 2000 company.
The coupled fabric we obtained reflected the technical characteristics that we had set ourselves for, for which we designed accessories for a women's outerwear, studying to use all the greens: buttons in natural material, bias in for the finishes and lyocell thread for the seams, so we have created the first women's jacket, which can be compostable at the end of its life.
ITS TAM BIELLA
ITS TAM Biella is a Higher Education Institute, which by statute works in collaboration with schools, universities, institutions, companies and business associations, in the design and management of highly specialized post-diploma technical courses in the textile sector, giving development opportunities professional and employment to their students.
ITS TAM Biella, is based in the Biellese district, in Piedmont, world-class excellence for the production of fine fabrics of the highest quality, produced from noble fibers such as: wool, cashmere and natural fibers; alongside the "know-how", handed down for generations, Biella companies are characterized by a strong propensity for innovation, research and environmental sustainability.
ITS TAM Biella organizes short, non-academic training cycles of 1800 hours (V level EQF) including more than 600 hours of internships in companies in the textile sector; the courses are accessible to holders of an upper secondary qualification. The overall duration of the course is two years and at the end the Diploma of Higher Technician is released after a specific State Exam.
ITS TAM currently offers three courses dedicated to New Technologies for Made in Italy, Textile, Clothing and Fashion System.
The courses are mainly held in Italian, but some training units have some of the content in English.
Every year, ITS TAM Biella modulates the course projects on the basis of an analysis of company needs, which outlines the professional figures difficult to find on the job market. The courses are free, as they are fully funded through the Piedmont Region's ESF Call for Higher Technical Education.
The main objective of the Foundation is the employability of its students, which today stands at 97%; this objective is achieved thanks to an innovative training method and constant interaction with companies in the sector, together with specific tutoring and support services for the professional integration of students.