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Jolijn Fiddelaers
Maastricht / Amsterdam
The Netherlands (NL)
Phone | 0031-6-10331978
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In February 2010 IXX flew to India for the first time to learn more about Indian textile traditions and to discover the possibilities for collaboration. We were very lucky to meet wonderful people with whom we felt connected right away! What started as a big adventure has turned out to be a cross-cultural partnership with valuable chances for both partners to learn and benefit. The collection "Whole > sum of parts" is the result of this first collaboration.


  • Create a collection of textile products for West-European markets, to be produced in India.
  • Make use of traditional crafts. Create contemporary designs.
  • Work as sustainable as possible (design supports social, cultural, economical, environmental issues).
  • Support Indian crafts-organizations by creating new markets. Optimize standards for new markets.
  • Build a long-term relationship with Indian organizations to realize continuity in co-operation.

IXX collection: "Whole > sum of parts"

This collection of textile products is inspired by the idea that every human being and every product we create can be seen as a tiny part of a bigger system. Apart from cultural differences there is something in human nature that connects us all. The 'individual' products in this collection are part of a bigger 'whole' which makes each product more valuable and reminds us of the fact that "the whole is more than the sum of parts".

All the measurements used in this collection (for the pattern-design as well as the product-sizes) are numbers of the so-called Fibonacci-range: 0 -1 -1 -2 -3 -5 -8 -13 -21 -34 -55 -89 -….
Around the year 1202 the Italian mathematician Fibonacci introduced the sequence to Western Europe, although the sequence had been previously described in Indian literary and scientific works. The numbers of the Fibonacci-range are often found in nature to demonstrate the growth of plants and trees. Nature and natural processes are IXX´ biggest source of inspiration.

Plaid (233 x 233 cm)
Cushion (55 x 55 cm)
Shawl Large (89 x 233 cm)
Shawl Small (55 x 178 cm)

All products are designed, produced and traded with respect for (human) nature:

  • organic cotton
  • environmental-friendly dyed
  • HAND-woven and HAND-embroidered
  • Proudly produced in India!

Designer: Jolijn Fiddelaers
Assistent designers: Suzanne Vaessen, Swathi Kumari Kondra, Dharmendar Vaddepalli, Lakshmi Kumar Batta.
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