, The European Textile Network (ETN) is an international association founded in 1991 with the aim of promoting exchange between
nations and strengthening European community spirit through the textile medium after the fall of the Iron Curtain. Every two
years, a large international conference takes place in different countries at locations with a textile background.
From 28th until 31st July 2019 the 19th ETN-conference was held at the Textile Centre Haslach, a multifunctional place in
the north of Austria, where museum, education and production meet under the roof of an old textile mill.
Every July the traditional linen weavers´ village Haslach is host to an international textile symposium, called Textile Kultur
Haslach with many workshops, exhibitions and a weavers market. The 2019 ETN conference was embedded in this event.
The motto of the conference was ‘Garden of Eden’. Accompanying the ETN conference several textile exhibitions throughout the
Region were shown. Visiting these exhibitions and traveling through our beautiful rural region the ‘Garden of Eden’ here in
Haslach and surrounding area was waiting to be explored.