Economist (M.Sc.) on a mission to make fashion a catalyst for positive change. Marije believes in a clean textile industry where aesthetics meet ethics.
Marije is an independent circular fashion researcher, whose work at the intersection of science, design, and technology is directed towards creating a new paradigm for fashion.
In her role as the CEO of Positive Fibers®, and under the guise of her alter ego ‘The Circular Fashion Detective,’ she has been a consistent force for positive change in the industry.
Marije’s main mission is to make landfills obsolete and this is done through responsible supply chains for any product that is made of fibers.
It's clear that the fashion industry needs a makeover.
Modern slavery, toxic chemicals used to grow cotton, air pollution, water contamination and more issues have been contributing to a global crisis.
If we as human beings have been able to create a toxic system, we are able to turn the tide. This is where the concept of Healthy Fashion comes in. Rooted in the concept of a Circular Economy, my mission is to make healthy fashion a catalyst for positive change for both the ones wearing the clothes and those who make them: from the farmers to the seamstresses.
Still today there is no one else with my unique expertise in Circular Economics and Web 3.