FITE – Textile Biennial – CLERMONT-FERRAND

2024 - CLERMONT-FERRAND (FRANCE) | 2025 - São paulo (BRAZIL)

The biennial offers a unique event by creating an international scene to promote textiles imbued with strong heritage, contemporary and cultural meanings. Unique biennial taking place in even years in France and odd years in another country.


In 2012, HS_Projets association and Bargoin museum created the International Festival of Extra ordinaries Textiles (FITE) with Clermont-Ferrand City, soon followed by the Clermont Auvergne Métropole. Since its first edition the FITE is supported by the DRAC AURA, departemental council and Auvergnes Rhône-Alpes region. For 2024, the FITE officially becomes FITE – Textile Biennial – Clermont-Ferrand.

The FITE wants to change the world. His aim is to use fabrics to make people aware of differences, hidden meanings, changes and modernity, to understand the world in all its diversity.


One theme is voted for 2 years !

After « Métamorphoses », « Renaissance », « Rebelles », Déviations », « Love etc. » and « Imagine ! », the theme for 2024_25 edition is « PLAY ». While the biennial is held each even years in Clermont-Ferrand (France), every odd year it moves to another country. This was the case in 2013 in Hué (Vietnam), 2015 in Manila (Philippines), 2017 in Mexico City (Mexico), 2019 in Romania (itinerant) and 2023 in Lithuania (itinerant). In 2021, the FITE was supposed to be in Dakar (Senegal), but had to be cancelled. The 2025 edition will be hosted in São Paulo (Brazil).

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.

Nineteenth urban center of France, Clermont-Ferrand encourages co-construction and new modes of cooperation for a common project. Social and cultural links are seen as crucial for the urban life. The city is very much involved in the development and influence of its territory as a human community, with the objective of a common invention of its future.

The Museum Bargoin

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


Clermont auvergne

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

LE FITE de 2012 à 2022

la fondation des
textiles extraordinaires

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