Country: The Netherlands
After completing Fashion Design at Utrecht School of Arts, Aniela Hoitink worked for various fashion companies, gaining a wealth of experience in developing artworks, all-over patterns and designing entire collections. Aniela launched Neffa in 2004, as a way to better express her creativeness and to give her the opportunity to turn her original ideas into surprising products and concepts. Using technology and microbiology, Aniela tries to improve or change the properties of textile. Aniela helps companies, research institutes and universities by applying their technology into prototypes or designs in order to make it more appealing for a specific target group or a wider audience. She also initiates her own projects and gives inspiring presentations. Her work is featured in various magazines and blogs as WGSN, Icon and Coulture and is regularly exhibited.