Nienke Hoogvliet is a designer who founded her studio in 2013 and follows her heart ever since by focussing on materials that can contribute to a more holistic world. Her projects raise awareness of social and environmental problems in the textile, leather and food industry. By creating innovative alternatives she hopes to change perspectives and systems. Growing up near the beach, her connection to the ocean was the foundation of her research into seaweed and fish skin. In her project SEA ME she researches how seaweed can contribute to a more sustainable textile industry. Although the research is ongoing, she published her findings in the books ‘Seaweed Research’ and ‘Fish Leather’.
She graduated from Lifestyle and Design from Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam
- Nienke Hoogvliet