Mentor: Dr. Zane Berzina
Doppelhaus takes advantage of modern nonwoven technologies in order to develop a sustainable and innovative textile collection, which helps relieve the increasing pressure on the textile industry to meet ecological standards.
The fabrics are made of sheep‘s wool, the material from which the original nonwoven fabric, felt, was constructed. Nowadays European wool is struggling to compete in the global market and farmers often make a loss from the sale of their wool. Doppelhaus aims to increase demand for local wool through innovative textile design. As nonwoven methods are cheaper and more efficient, it should be possible to establish a transparent, domestic production chain, which would support the dwindling European textile industry, and offer a positive economic and ecological contribution the fashion industry.