Marina Toeters aims to push boundaries with ETT students


For the sixth year, the TextielMuseum is organising the European Textile Trainee (ETT) programme. Nine talented, international master’s students with a passion for textiles, technology and materials, will immerse themselves for five weeks in the possibilities of textiles. Textile expert and designer Marina Toeters will coach the students throughout their stay. More info >>
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Design of a nature-like fractal celebrating warp knitting

Marina had the pleasure to design the print and dress out of a Warp Knitting Fractal principle developed by Professor Loe Feijs (TU/e). He presented the results at the Mathematical Art Galleries in Seoel, South Korea.

In earlier work Loe and Marina created a new fractal textile pattern which was derived from the well-known houndstooth pattern which originates from weaving with twill binding. See fPDP >> Now we are turning our attention to another basic fabric construction method: warp-knitting. We develop a recursive algorithm and explore the properties of the result and a fashion item based on the new pattern, presented at Bridges 2014 in Seoel, South Korea. Find here more info about the exhibition. Or download the paper ‘Design of a nature-like fractal celebrating warp knitting’.

Thanks to Paulien Klein Paste (HKU) for the digital print and Katinka Feijs for the photo’s!

Drapely-o-lightment the movie

Night of the Nerds full of fashion-tech!

Schermafbeelding 2014-05-22 om 15.41.15 is MVO partner is a fresh MVO partner! Currently we are working with them on a collaborative development towards a more supportive and sustainable work wear collection for care givers.

MVO Nederland (CSR Netherlands) is the national knowledge centre and network organisation for corporate social responsibility (CSR) in one: the place to start for any entrepreneurs wishing to make their commercial operations sustainable.
With CSR a business takes responsibility for the impact of its activities on people and the environment. In ‘people and planet’ issues the company can see opportunities for new products, services or processes that benefit both society and the business.

Future Devices event of Cambridge Wireless in London

27th March 2014: ‘On Trend – High Fashion meets High Technology’ @UCL in London Text with help >>

With the buzz around wearable technology such as smart watches and augmented reality glasses, this London event takes a radically different look at wearable consumer electronics, providing a fresh approach on the blending together of the physical and digital worlds. Cutting-edge technology is changing retail in the fashion world. Designers are working with specialised start-ups, and technology giants, to create wearable consumer devices, novel materials and augmented reality.


This one-day event brought together practitioners from fashion design, and wireless technology, working at the cutting edge – where fashion and technology meet. Speakers include Dr Sally Day of UCL, me: Marina Toeters of, Koen van Os of Philips Research, Rob Milner of Cambridge Consultants and Francesca Rosella of CuteCircuit.


The day included presentations and participatory workshop sessions so that delegates had every opportunity to extend their learning by working together in small teams. It was lovely to be involved in the presentation session and by facilitating the workshops. The set-up made it a very active, engaged and fun experience!


This event addressed the importance and implications of the technology and the engineering behind the product. Then explored the potential of these future devices via workshops which provide a range of interactivity solutions with the digital, wireless and on-line world. In depth information of the presenters can be found here >>

SaxShirt by Saxion

A sensing shirt that measures breathing rhythm, heartbeat, and temperature of the wearer. Prototype production Marina Toeters & Melissa Bonvie.

Glowing collar for Rijksmuseum via Philips Research

Rijksmuseum initiated the project Luminous Couture: a glowing collar, inspired by the 17th century costumes of the wealthy bourgeois in the Amsterdam Canal Belt. The 21st Century interpretation contains LED technology.

It was a pleasure to help Koen van Os and Marius Trouwborst of the smart fabrics team at Philips. Marina Toeters and Melissa Bonvie made the inner collar and stiffer construction under the collar. More info: >>

Wonderful 2014!!!

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Demonstrator for Holst Centre (baby wrap)

Marina had the possibility to design and develop the outer layers of this baby wrap (in the movie after 56 seconds) together with Margreet de Kok from Holst Centre. More info: >>