by-wire.net acts as an intermediary between technicians and designers, for companies and students. We design innovative garments, prototype wearables, generate ideas & concepts for a better future, support in up-scaling production, manages R&D projects and processes, and share knowledge via education, lectures & seminars. Due to our prototyping tools and consumables in stock we can act very quickly on a wide variety of demands in this field of fashion technology. Here you can find more info about our expertises.
Sewing machine (Pfaff), Laser cutter (HPC), 3D printer (Ultimaker), lock machine (Toyota / industrial), coverlock, knitting machines, iron, heat press, cutting table, power supply (Voltcraft), soldering iron, ultrasonic welding (Sew Systems Ltd). Next to the consumables – fabrics, accessory, haberdashery, yarns, electronics and literature – these tools enable to react and prototype quickly. The workspace and tools is also free to use during workshops and brainstorm sessions. See all machines here. read more
Innovative garment design
In collaboration with the client by-wire.net starts a design process for innovative textile products.
Wearable technology and textile products are experienced as very intimate, because they are worn onto the human body. Look and feel of the product is very important. What do you want to communicate with the product? By product design and prototypes by-wire.net advises marketing, public relation and communication departments how to design and position their new products.
by-wire.net also initiates own commissioned design process to envision and visualize the latest innovations for our society.
Intermediary between technicians and designers, for companies and students
Fashion and technic are different worlds. This results in a collaboration gap between fashion and technology. Marina Toeters tries to bridge the gap between those two branches. During this multidisciplinary way of working it is often hard to find each other, because of lacking shared history and referees. by-wire.net has experienced these difficulties and is able to move between the groups and link people on content, expertise and attitude.
by-wire.net is able to make working prototypes of wearable electronics in small badges in collaboration with the by-wire.network. The by-wire network is well equipped to develop and execute: pattern drawing, fitting models, source suitable fabrics, accessory and haberdashery, soft electronics, sew / knit / weld / glue the parts together, labelling, photo shoot, technical drawing and detailed process documentation.
Idea & concept generation for a better future
The user and its body are the centre of concept generation for innovative products with added benefits to society. But development processes can also start from a material, technology of processes perspective. by-wire.net organizes hands-on brainstorm sessions with clients and experiments [quick-and-dirty prototyping] with materials and shapes to solve certain problems and come to new ideas. Sustainability and ‘doing better’ is always a key topic for by-wire.net.
Support in up-scaling production
The by-wire.facilities can produce a maximum of about 10 test-prototypes of innovative garments, accessories or textile products. After that we support up scaling by connecting you to high-end manufacturers, source materials and (if needed) complementary production facilities, develop technical drawings and share the latest learning’s and other expertise with the manufacturers.
R&D project and process management
Innovative materials & smart textiles and how to apply these in society with new production processes? Projects like these become very complex, for example due to multi stakeholder involvement. It is important to have a deep knowledge about the content to ensure the quality. Marina Toeters has experience in guiding teams through innovation processes. [MVO zorg] [Wearables Senses, TU/e] [Solar Fiber]
Education, lectures & seminars
by-wire.net loves to expand innovative fashion by sharing knowledge. Marina Toeters educates HKU fashion students in ecology & technology; Introduces innovative materials and new processes to our future designers at the Eindhoven University of Technology where she coaches industrial design students; And product development to the textile students at Saxion Enschede. Besides that Marina gives lectures and seminars for client-specific-issues and advises designers interested in material and process innovation. Find here examples >> Interested in a hands-on workshop? Get in touch!