Textiles are part and parcel of our daily lives, and we encounter them everywhere. Despite this perpetual presence, the appreciation of textiles has continually shrunk over the past decades. Our concern is to take the history of textiles to heighten awareness and an esteem, both in the here and now and in the future. Using a combination of textile design and digital medias, we relate, based on our cloth collection, the textile past of the two cities of Basel and St. Gallen. Expressed in a jointly developed design idiom, we design cloths with a cogent contemporary design and yet which simultaneously make the history of textiles accessible in a new way.