Interview with Deutschlandfunk Nova

How do you like the new German championship football shirt? We were asked in an interview last week (in German)






Design for digitally printed carpets

A new design venture in cooperation with autoprint/Qyou: designs for digitally printed carpets for CASA DI BASSI

©eiermann + hattenkerl

How Chroma influences health and wellbeing

Contribution to the IDEAS trend lecture " Ergonomic design supports health and wellbeing" by Mirella Becucci, C.I.A..


© eiermann + hattenkerl

we organized and concepted the

New active sports colour forecast spring/summer 2019

together with the colour group of IDEAS SPORTS DESIGN NETWORK

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Labels and trimmings trendbook for summer 2018


Another new trendbook designed by us for DACOR Etiketten, Wuppertal, Germany is ready to show the many possibilities to underline the identity of your brand by using adequate labels and trimmings.


Drop by at Dacor Etiketten at Munich Fabric Start (31.1.-2.2.17) hall 2 booth 25 or call them for an appointment, the quality and value for money is great!

we organized and concepted the

New active sports colour forecast autumn/winter 2018/2019

together with the colour group of IDEAS SPORTS DESIGN NETWORK

Back from the Munich Fabric Start trade show

If you are planning to develop new labels, hangtags or ribbons, please consider to work with Dacor Etiketten. We designed the new Dacor trendbook for autumn/winter 2017/18 - full of new ideas for trimmings for the upcoming season. We believe very much in Dacors elaboration and quality - made in Germany! 

Meet us at the OutDoor!



Sport Partner publication of the IDEAS spring/summer 2017 colour trends

We are happy to be part of the colour trend team for this feature! 



Mode die Sinn macht: Four page feature about our work as activewear design studio, active woman magazine, issue 2/2016

Press release from Hohenstein Institute about our adapted team outfit for wheelchair basketballers

performance design workshop at the university of applied sciences Trier

We also offer lectures and classes about sport design and more.

Guest lecture about performance design



Today we had a guest lecture at the university of applied sciences in Mönchengladbach. Using a running collection as example we explained the design process of functional garments from briefing and research to finished designs to the students. In English language. It was a lot of fun and a great experience.

Publication in the SAZ sport on July 16, 2015 about our wheelchair basketball player outfits.

Design meets Performance • team outfits for wheelchair basketball players

Professional athletes are usually outfitted by professional sport apparel companies - at least you should think so - but this is not at all given for wheelchair basketball athletes. Until now!
Those teams have to order at the regular teamsport apparel suppliers and then have their shirts and shorts printed or flocked with numerous additional club and sponsor logos.

The status quo:
The clothes are not designed for a sitting activity, the shirts are bulging at the front, lacking length in the back and don´t offer enough freedom of movement in the shoulder and armpit region, also extreme humidity develops under the laminar prints. The design doesn´t reflect the teams taste or CI concept and it also does not provide a contemporary statement of the sport itself.

Common prejudices:
The target group of wheelchair basketball teams is too small to change the situation in a commercially interesting way AND each athlete needs an individualized outfit, as the handicaps and the physical requirements are so different.

eiermann + hattenkerl (focus on functional sport apparel design) and Biehler Sportswear (specialist for innovative and sustainable sportswear made in Germany) have a different point of view and approach and joint venture to develop a first test collection together for the Oettinger RSB team. The design and the ergonomic patterns were developed with the involvement of the players. This provided for a synthesis of the special requirements of the wheelchair athletes and the sport itself. The specific needs for this sport were considered mandatory in the pattern construction. All players could be outfitted with only 3 different sizes - L to XXL- with no special alterations necessary. The sponsor logos were printed on the jerseys in one step with the garment design, providing full breathability.
Everything is produced in Germany with the Oecotex Standard seal.

eiermann + hattenkerl active sports design * graphics design funktional sportswear since 20 years as well as accessories and prints. The athlete and his movements are in the focus of the design process. Function is the true sense of activewear, but without fashionable aspects and of course the perfect material for its purpose it is not attractive. The ambition is to design great looking collections that perform.

Biehler Sportswear is one of 60 members of the „Bündnis für nachhaltige Textilien“ (Partnership for Sustainable Textiles) that was founded in 2014 by the German Development Ministry and members of the textile industry, which stands for fairness, sustainability and improvement of the living and environmental conditions for workers in producer countries. Biehler Sportswear as professional textile manufacturer produces 100 % in Germany.

The wheelchair basketball outfits are made of recycled material and will receive an own sustainability label.

The first collection is a great success and can now be offered for other clubs, athletes and brands.

Sabine Hattenkerl,,
Steffi Barth,,

 photos: all rights reserved to Armin Diekmann and Lutz Leßmann



Behance Portfolio Review Event

Nov. 7th, 2014, Gewächshaus Coworking Space, Düsseldorf, Germany

What a great possibility to hear interesting speakers and meet other creatives, see their work, discuss about it and get inspired!
Behance is the most interesting and professional online portfolio platform for creatives, to be found (and hired), to cooperate and to see the latest trends and works of the worlds most renowned freelance designers.
On first sight the majority are graphic designers, illustrators and photographers but product designers are also well represented.
Meanwhile in many cities allover the world, local Behance groups have formed to connect people not only in the virtual world but in reality. At this event in Düsseldorf our work, respectively our publications won a Behance appreciation medal, which we are very proud of.




Interview for SAZ Magazin, 2012