GERMANY INNOVATION // TOPICS Baltic Fashion // Baltic Vision


   Within the Baltic Fashion project we have explored selected innovative topics through various activities within the fashion and textile industry.



Innovation and Tradition - Freest Fisher Carpets
A workshop in collaboration with the University of Technology, Business and Design in Wismar


The workshop dealt with the fusion of tradition and innovation as cultural identification in the German region of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

8 designers from the field of clothing, textile, product, jewellery, and graphic design developed conceptual ideas for new product designs for the textile and clothing sector based on the local Pomeranian Freest Fisher Carpets. They drew, developed prototypes, and designed preliminary concepts under consideration of innovative textile technologies in knitting, weaving, and printing. The samples mirrored the variation in Baltic symbols, signs, and colours of the Freest Fisher Carpets.

The workshop was held from April 15 to 19, 2013 at the University of Technology, Business and Design in Wismar.



The workshop was an interactive collaboration between designers, technologists, and producers. Its aim was not only to create new innovative product ideas with a market potential, but also to learn about cultural heritage as a source of identification and inspiration.

The results of the workshop were showcased at the University in Wismar in April 2013 and during the Baltic Fashion Days from May 1 to 5, 2013 on Usedom (Germany). Furthermore, the exhibition will travel through the Baltic Sea Region, e.g. to Riga (Latvia) and Helsinki (Finland).   




   Documents - Download
Freest Fisher Carpet - report
  Gallery - Freest Fisher Carpets

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