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 Fite, is all year long

Since the first edition of the FITE in 2012, the Musée Bargoin and the agency HS Projets have joined forces in order to create the Festival International des Textiles Extra ordinaires (the International Festival of Extra ordinaries Textiles) along with the City of Clermont-Ferrand, soon joined by Clermont Auvergne Metropole. Since its very first édition the festival has been supported by the Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles d'Auvergne Rhône Alpes (Regional cultural affaires directorate). The conseil départemental (department council) and the région Auvergne Rhône Alpes are also supporting the festival.

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 “Metamorphoses”; "Renaissance"; "Rebels" and "Deviations" is the theme "Love etc. »Which is explored on the 2020 and 2021 editions. In even years, the Festival is held in Clermont-Ferrand, in Auvergne; in odd-numbered years, he flies off to meet other peoples. In Hue (Vietnam) in 2013, then in Manila (Philippines) in 2015, in Mexico City (Mexico) in 2017 and finally in Romania in 2019, it is in Dakar, Senegal that the FITE is meeting you for the 2021 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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