THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF EXTRA ORDINARY TEXTILES

The Festival International des Textiles Extraordinaires (FITE) offers this unique meeting by creating a international scene in order to show off textiles which have a strong cultural or patrimonial meaning.

Clermont-ferrand 2020 - senegal 2021

The Festivals

values, Visions &
missions

The Festival International des Textiles Extraordinaires (FITE) offers this unique meeting by creating a international scene in order to show off textiles which have a strong cultural or patrimonial meaning. The idea is to invite all the 5 continents, to make craftpersons, designers, creators, artists and more from differents countries meet each other. This event wants to show the human issues, the economic issues and the ecologic issues inseparable from extraordinary textiles.

WHERE & WHEN ?

One theme is voted for 2 years !

After “Metamorphosis”, “Rebirth” and “Rebels”, it’s the theme “Deviations” that will be explored during the 2018-2019 editions. During 5 days, numerous actions and activities will be available. The pair years, the Festival takes place in Clermont-Ferrand, in Auvergne (France); the impair years, The FITE is flying to an other country. In Hué, Vietnam in 2013, then in Manila, Philippines in 2015 and in Mexico, Mexico in 2017, It’s in Romania that the FITE will settle down for the 2019 edition.

WHOM ?

Association under the 1901 Law. International actors of textiles : artists, designers, dancers etc. The association works to structure exchanges and cooperation between regional, national, european and international actors by organizing events such as the FITE.

WHOM ?

Which candidate to be the european capital of culture for 2028, support the Festival initiative which add value to a locan and international project about textile.

WHOM ?

The Museum Bargoin

Whose collections are unique in France, pursue a remarkable work on extra-european textiles invite us to an unseen travel.

WHOM ?

Clermont auvergne
métropole

Urban community, work for the reinforcement of the intercommunalitiy to make things better together, especially as part of the new region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

The editions of each year

THE FITE from 2012 to 2020

la fondation des
textiles extraordinaires

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