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Program

 

The program for 2024 is in process and will be published here closer to the event. Stay tuned!

Each day (15.-18.8.2024) will bring things to see and to explore. The program will cosist of textile art, other textile and pattern related exhibitions, talk events and pop-up shops where you can find products from sustainable and responsible designers and producers. The event is open to all friends of textiles and patters. We warmly welcome textile enthusiasts, hobbyists, students & professionals, friends of textile art and design, as well as everyone who feels inspired to visit Forssa Textile Week. See you soon!

 

Thursday August 17th 2023

  • 11-18 Pop-ups and exhibitions are open
  • 13-15.30 Opening event at Forssa Theater (Torikatu 8)
    Focus on Design and Responsible Production
    The discussions are held in Finnish

    On stage:
    Eija Rasinmäki, textile artist, Kutomo Rasinmäki
    Pirjo Kääriäinen, professor, Aalto Univerisity
    Jaana Woll, designer, TEXO chairman
    Katri PylkkänenFinnish Textile and Fashion
    Nea Mertsalmi, brand manager, Finlayson Oy
    Larissa Immonen, CEO, Finarte Oy

  • 16-17 Launch event for the Pattern Calendar 2024.
    Exhibition space Vinkkeli at the Forssa Library (Wahreninkatu 4)
    Guided tour: Finlayson in Forssa – the Return of the Patterns -exhibition.
  • 16-18 Elina Airikkala: Lap Rya - a social method, introduction at Valimo (Uittotie 2)
  • 18-20 Afterwork at Villa Forss

The speakers will be introduced here

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Friday August 18th 2023

  • 11-18 Pop-ups and exhibitions are open
  • 13-15.30 Talk event at Forssa Theater (Torikatu 8)
    Focus on versatile textile production, the education and know-how in textile. The discussions are held in Finnish

    On stage:
    Johanna Rämö, CEO, FOXA Oy
    Jan Timm Utecht, CEO, Globe Hope Oy
    Outi Saaristo, entrepreneur, Rykkeri/Forssa Fabric Oy
    Anna Huoviala, head of education in design, HAMK
    Marja Rissanen, lector, TAMK
    Karita Stenfors-Selkälä, teacher, LHKK.

  • 16-17 Guided tour: Finlayson in Forssa – the Return of the Patterns -exhibition.
    Exhibition space Vinkkeli at the Forssa Library (Wahreninkatu 4)
  • 16-18 Elina Airikkala: Lap Rya - a social method, introduction at Valimo (Uittotie 2)
  • 18 -> Evening event: The Night of Waste and Recycling at Forssa Spinning Mill Area (Organizer: Loimi-Hämeen Jätehuolto Oy)

Picture: Rykkeri / Forssa Fabric Oy

The speakers will be introduced here

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Saturday August 19th 2023

  • 16-17 Guided tour at the Pattern Centre (Wahreninkatu 13)
  • 16-18 Elina Airikkala: Lap Rya - a social method, introduction at Valimo (Uittotie 2)
  • 18-20 Afterwork at Ravintola Villa / Hotelli Fabrik

Kuva: Wetterhoff

The speakers will be introduced here

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Sunday August 20th 2023 

  • 11-18 Japani-tori / Japan Market open at Forssa Työväentalo (Kauppakatu 17)
  • 11-18 Pop-ups and exhibitions are open
  • 13.30-15.30 Focus on Japan:
    Open event at Forssa Työväentalo (Kauppakatu 17)
    A Japanese view on Forssa Textile Week. The event will be interpreted to Finnish and Japanese.

    Introducing Naomi Ito and Anu Tuominen: A joined collaboration between the two artists
    Ohariko Traveler: An introduction
    Visit The Japani-tori / Japan Market

  • 16-17 Guided tour at the Pattern Centre (Wahreninkatu 13)
  • 16-18 Elina Airikkala: Lap Rya - a social method, introduction at Valimo (Uittotie 2)

Some changes may occur. Please check the page for the latest updates.

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