Martijn Van Strien
Founder, Post-Couture Collective
Mr Martijn van Strien graduated from the prestigious Design Academy Eindhoven with majors in textile design and forecasting. Mr Van Strien uses modern technologies to bring innovative ideas to the fashion world. By testing radically different approaches to garment design, production and consumption, he changes our perception and opens possibilities for a more sustainable industry. In 2015, his studio launched The Post-Couture Collective, an open-source project that spawned the first maker community for garments. It gives consumers the possibility to produce their own clothing by introducing a line of wearable garments designed specifically for production on lasercutters and 3d printers. In February 2016, he co-wrote and published the Open Source Fashion Manifesto with Vera de Pont. Addressing designers, producers and consumers, this manifesto presents their shared vision for a sustainable fashion industry fuelled by open source design and production.