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We connect our global community of designers and creative minds with big-name brands and NGOs to ideate, iterate and innovate. We have upscaled brainstorming, we call it crowdstorming!

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Textile Orbit – The first challenge!

The Lacemaker is the first textile design brief in the Textile Orbit, a carefully curated group of the best textile and pattern designers on jovoto. The designers in the Textile Orbit have the opportunity to access this challenge and ongoing exciting textile design challenges in the Textile Orbit.

Apply to the Textile Orbit, but be sure to verify your ID first. 

Introduction – The Lacemaker 

Think back to the time when lacemaking was a delicate and fine handcraft that demanded time and skill. Telling a story about the hand that created the object you are holding in yours. Remember Johannes Vermeer’s painting “The Lacemaker” and delve into this long overlooked craft. Imagine entering a room: a light breeze, the curtains gently swaying in the breeze, the last beams of autumn sunlight shining through the lace the woman is affectionately creating, which gradually and powerfully emerges into a beautiful and graceful piece of art.

With this image in mind, you are challenged to transport this delicate craft and atmosphere into a modern context. We invite all textile designers to join us in creating patterns and to become a contemporary lacemaker. If you’re not a member of the Textile Orbit yet, apply now to submit your designs!

Be inspired by the first two public textile design projects and see all the excellent designs that were created in the Artificial Garden and Chinoiserie-Chic!

Check out the full moodboard here!

Your task

Create a pattern for the fashion industry’s most recognized brands to be used in their current and upcoming collections. Define and interpret the theme „The Lacemaker“ in your own handcrafted and delicate pattern.

Your chance

This is a calling to all designers who have inspiring ideas for pattern design. The best designs submitted on jovoto will be chosen and presented to select international fashion brands by the client, who is a renowned textile supplier. In addition to winning up to €5,000 in community awards, a huge opportunity awaits, to be licensed by a large fashion brand. For every licensed design, you will be paid €100 for the initial design and an additional €0.20 in royalties for each meter if printed. The amount purchased can be up to 20,000 meters per design.


Awarded ideas