Made in

Biodegradable 221 Circular 205 Dye 44 Ink 20 Pigment 45 Plant-based 160 Textile 84 Vegan 84 Seaweed 13


Photos: Hannah Breaken, Nienke Hoogvliet

Sea Me Research

Studio Nienke Hoogvliet is a design studio founded by Nienke Hoogvliet and Tim Jongerius, for material research and experimental and conceptual design. Their projects draw attention to social or ecological problems caused by the textile, leather or food industries amongst others.

Taking into account all that seaweed can provide, Studio Nienke Hoogvliet started to research the pigments that marine algae can produce. The natural textile dye made from seaweed offers a wide range of colours; each species of seaweed can reach various hues. Nienke Hoogvliet coloured textiles into greens, browns, greys and even pinks and purples. Dyeing with marine algae is a similar process as with dyeing land plants and achieving optimal results with dyeing, is often a matter of trial and error.

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Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie

Physical samples

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