URBAN FIBERS / Sustainable recyling textiles made locally
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Designing systems to activate textile waste

Co-founders of URBAN FIBERS
Tau Pibernat & Vera Castelijns

Contact: hello@urbanfibers.org

Funded by | DesignFarmBerlin 2021  Berliner Projectfonds Kulturelle Bildung 2022



URBAN FIBERS is a design studio formed by  Tau Pibernat and Vera Castelijns.  We share a vision of rethinking the flawed systems in the existing textile industry. We propose a new concept of sustainable textiles in which we combine locally available material resources (such as discarded used clothing) and the existing fabrication infrastructure. We thrive for a new design paradigm adjusted to the current climate and resource crisis and want to reinvent the design community by developing circular and fair processes of sorting, making and re-manufacturing together.

For collaborations and inquiries, get in touch!

News //
Past and Present Exhibitions 



05.08.2022 - 07.8.2022


Kuration: Vincent Hüdepohl und Charlotte Herold

instagram: @einhunderthunde

Projektraum Flutgraben e.V.
Am Flutgraben 3
12435 Berlin

24.09.2021 - 26.09.2021

DesignFarm anniversary and beyond

DesignFarmBerlin celebrates 5th anniversary and beyond with the entire community of founders, innovators and the city of Berlin.


22.05.2022 - 04.09.2022

Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale

Weaving and rope samples were exhibited in the 2022 Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale, within the Knots & Knits, he U-JOINTS research project and exhibition series by Andrea Caputo and Anniina Koivu.

Drap-Art: XXV International Festival of Sustainable Art of Catalunya

The Urban Fibers Rope and Rope Machine were selected to participate in 25th Editions of the International Festival of Sustainable Art of Catalonia.

Centre d’Artesania de Catalunya
C. Banys Nous, 11
Juried Design and Crafts Exhibition and invited artists
From November 18 to December 21, 2021, Barcelona

12.09.2021 - 01.11.2021


Ökologische Strategien in Kunst und DesignNeues Kunsthaus Ahrenshoop