Fabricademy 2017, HSRW, Kamp-lintfort, Germany.


U Aye Khine, 24, Bangladeshi.

Languages: English, Bengali (Bangladesh), Hindi (Indian), Rakhine (Myanmar), German (A1).

I am a current student of B.Sc. in Environment and Energy in Hocschule Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences. I am working as a Sales Representative in a renowned European Retailed Store - Primark Mode & Co. Ltd. in Krefeld, Germany.

Motivation, Expectation & Project Ideas:

I have studied major in Marketing in East West University, Bangladesh (2011-2014). The majority of the economy of Bangladesh is from textile industry. I have eagerness to work related to customer service field which leads to understand customer mind and satisfaction aspects in the field of clothing industry. I want to learn more about the clothing/fashion industry - how it works from the base level! In the higher level, i would love to work with 'Branding'. The main motivation comes from my family, where four people are working in the textile industry for more than fifteen years.

My expectation during this project is to learn all the possible new creative things with which i will be able to improve myself to do something better in the future.

My final project idea is not still decided (brain storming - i would like to learn a bit more and then decide what i can create) but i would love to learn to reduce waste management issues in the textile industry - How to make it more environment friendly as being a student of Environment and Energy !

Week 1: State of Art, Project Management and Documentation

Week 2: Digital bodies

Week 3: Circular open source fashion

Mission: To design and fabricate a modular reconfigurable system or seamless garments.

Focus: creating modular elements, structures and connections that allow the students to change the shape of the garment, resize it or replace certain elements.

2d drawing software

  1. rhino3d
  2. tracing paper, designed paper, scissors, pencil, pen and etc.
  3. laser cutter
  4. textiles

Documentation stepwise to the final product:

Step 1: Brainstorming

We were given 3 types of different designed papers & a tracing paper by Adriana (Scientific Assisstant) with which we need to do brain storming of making patterns which can interlock in between and can be printed later on to make the final product.


figure 1&2: cutting the tracing paper to make patterns to interlock

At first, i wanted to try this shape to interlock but it did not work out well because it doesn't interlock strongly and thus, i had to change the pattern.


figure3: Trying to make a new pattern which interlocks and the end product will be a waist belt ( a bit bigger one )


figure 4: I want to make a belt as the figure above.

picture downloaded link: https://www.google.de/search?q=a+big+belt+with+the+dress&safe=active&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiUtvS7q_XWAhVPKFAKHYvHAzwQ_AUICigB&biw=1422&bih=629#imgdii=Cgy8PBM0aiXOIM:&imgrc=rID--7nsfLyWKM:

Step 2:

We need to do the module using the software and do the calculation the way we want it to be printed out.


figure 5: Using the software rhino3D, we put the calculation as an input for the module to be printed with the laser cuter.

Step 3: Laser cutting the Pre-Product

I am using two types of fabrics: the brown leather one and the other one is off-white colored stretch fabric (i fogot the name). The leather one is being used so that it stays strong and the stretch one is used so that the belt stretches out.

The pre-product came out to be a very nice shape in the first try with nice length and diameter in the circle. I am very happy with the pre-product result.


Step 4: Final product

The model above would be made 3 times to make a round shape which can be used as a belt.

Step 5: Sharing in social media


I shared with the hashtags in social media (Facebook) in order to spread as it was said in the lecture. I am really happy to learn this new techniques and methods which is so innovative. I hope to use this in future if i get opportunity.

Week 4: Bio​ ​dyes​ ​&​ ​biofabrics​

onion skin, turmeric, berberies, black beans, cabbage, coffee


wet your dry fibres then dry it beccause when you wet i, it dries properly.