Summer exhibition: 'Dive into Tweka'

From 5 July to 15 August 2024, Weaving Museum Geldrop organises the summer exhibition 'Dive into Tweka'. A special exhibition on the history of Dutch swimwear and the iconic Tweka brand. The exhibition shows the story of Dutch swimwear with the beautiful Tweka sports collection, contemporary advertising films and the development of the Geldrop Tricotage Factory Tweka. 

"This remarkable exhibition is the result of a close collaboration with guest curator Ellen Beumer, a leading body and beachwear concept designer, also a lecturer at Summa Fashion," says curator Eric Berkers of the Weaving Museum. "It goes beyond a tribute to Tweka's rich heritage; it is a reflection on how swimwear tells a story of emancipation, fashion and cultural shifts."

The company, founded in 1916 by Jacques de Heer, experimented with innovative designs to make swimwear more wearable. The exhibition traces the developments that shaped Dutch swimwear into what it is today. Besides the historical development of swimwear, the exhibition also highlights recent trends and developments. From wool swimsuits and swimming costumes with ruffles to triangle bikinis , "Dive into Tweka" offers a multifaceted look at a century of swimwear evolution.

Summa College
At the same time as the exhibition, works by Summa Fashion students will also be on display. Inspired by the Tweka collection, they show their take on current Dutch swimwear. With new materials and unconventional audiences, they give a surprising addition to the exhibition. 

10 August: Textile market
During this wonderful exhibition, the annual textile market at the Weaving Museum is on 10 August. More than 40 stalls offer a wealth of fabrics, yarns, artistic textile products and creative hobbies with textiles. With fascinating lectures on the exhibition and on weaving with wool, this textile market promises to be a vibrant day.

The "Dive into Tweka" exhibition opens its doors on 5 July 2024, and will be on display at the Weaving Museum Geldrop during the summer period. Museum opening hours are Wednesday to Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. The museum card is valid.


  • Daily starting from july 5th, 2024 until august 15th, 2024