The textile department is called TXT, short for textile and text. Both words derive from the latin verb tessere, which means 'to weave'.

The exchange between written word and innovative materiality is continuously examined, tested, discussed, recycled and represented. There is an infinite array of possibilities for developing new materials, closely related to social webs, networks, garments and homes and transposing textile systems into other contexts or domains…” The atmosphere in the department is one in which thinking and doing permanently influence each other.