Following the rhythm of the machines
Traditional factory work in the textile industry...
In the textile industry, the clock reigns supremely. Everything is determined by the time clock and is full of dust and discipline. The DASA textile factory represents an era defined by the cycle of the machine. The relentless machines are driven by steam, workers’ hand movements are strictly dictated and speed always comes first. Fantastic products, like fabrics, are made in no time at all. In this part of the exhibition, we will show you the reality behind the gleaming warp and weft threads.
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Weaving in and out: See our looms in action
The fabric of which the gowns and robes are made of are not always that glamorous as one might think ...
The wall of clothes
Jumping into the boiler suit - instead of your favorite jumper the work at the machine requires working uniforms ...
The time cabinet
For a long time sun, moon, stars and the change of seasons were used to count time - since the 19th century mainly minutes are relevant ...
The steam engine
Steam engines were providing the energy for the machines. There were seen as symbols for progress - but at what price?
The Jacquard loom
The loom brings the colourful patterns into the farbrics. You will get to know about its connection to digitalization ...