about loves to expand innovative fashion by sharing knowledge. As freelance intermediary Marina Toeters works for fashion and technical companies; creates concepts, brainstorm sessions, presentations and garments for example for technical companies that are looking for new applications for their materials or advises designers interested in material and process innovation.

Marina Toeters

Initiator and owner of Works as freelancer with a divers network of companies and other freelancers.

Marina Toeters (1982) -educated as graphic and fashion designer- finished her Master of Art cum laude at MAHKU Utrecht by exploring the gap between designers and technicians in the world of fashion. She motivates collaboration for fashion innovation and is initiator of • design & research in fashion technology, working amongst others for Philips Research and European Space Agency (ESA). Toeters is member of the research group Smart Functional Materials at Saxion University for applied science and teaches New Production Techniques for textile & garments. She is coach in Wearable Senses, Industrial Design faculty, at the Eindhoven University of Technology and lecturer Fashion Ecology & Technology at the University for Art and Design Utrecht.

CV • Personal Data Resume

Name: Marina (Mientje Jennigje) Toeters (F)
Telephone: +31 6-25451128
Address: Heemstedelaan 5, 3523 KE Utrecht, NL
Birth: 16-07-1982, Den Ham
Nationality: Dutch

Work history

• Theme leader of Wearable Senses,  Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology (NL)
• Edu: HKU Utrecht, 2nd year Fashion eco- & technology, 4th year external projects
• Edu: Eindhoven University of Technology (NL), coach Industrial Design, Wearable Senses
• Lecture & lessons New Production Techniques for textile & garments. – Saxion
• Member of the research group Smart Functional Materials – Saxion
Michiel Cornelissen, responsible for prototyping of softgoods.
• European Texitle Traineeship, student guiding & coaching, TextielMuseum
MVO-NL Zorgzame Bedrijfskleding, project management and design
• Curating the exhibition Traditie ontmoet Toekomst, Museum the Kantfabriek, Horst
• Workshop development Smart Textiles, Waag Society, ZigZag project
Philips Research and Philips Design, electronic textile applications on the body
• Demonstrators for Holst Centre.
• Suikerspin project with Thijs Rijkens >>
• Edu: WdKA, 2nd year Crosslab fashion eco- & technology
• Moon Life Academie for European Space Agency (ESA),
fashion project design, workshop leader and tutor
• Edu: WdKA R’dam, Development minor program smart textile & ecology
HKU department KMT interaction design, vibrition shirt on music >>
Philips Lumalive Research of Lumalive guidelines for garment designers
Kwintet design, development & communication of work wear collections
Marloeke van der Vlugt sensor suit, artistic accessory
Bram van Waardenberg en WdKA modularic friends
Sense Company research project: body vibration on music
2008 founded, design & research in fashon technology, initiator and freelancer
Boost Products Design & integration of Lumalive technology in garments
HKU research project: navigation systems attatched to the body
• by-wire.projects in collaboration with: TNO, Ten Cate, TU Delft, Dynafoam,
Kwintet, Ecological Textiles, HKU textile department,

Corporate clothing Kwintet KLM nv, Enschede, design & communication
Freelance, presentation and design projects in collaboration with stylist
o.a. Mc Donald’s, Arriva, Gall & Gall, H. Radboud and Q8
Romy Smits, design studio for fashion, interior and art, Antwerp
Trainee: Assistant fashion-, print- and graphic design
color cards, concept, working drawings, product presentation
2006 /05 /04
Graphic Design Agency Ten Design (advertisements), Den Ham
Vacation work: Graphic Designer and DTP.
Pamphlets, trademarks, brands, printed matter, advertisement, sign
Design and prepare for press, print or digital mailing
Graphic Design Agency Ten Design (advertisements), Den Ham
Graphic Designer and DTP.
Evenementenhal Hardenberg, serving in catering. Assistant cook.
Graphic designer Herman Poorterman, Nijverdal
Internship: Supporting a graphic designer.
Theaterhotel Almelo, Internship: PR en marketing support
The entire graphic design of the communication for the company.
Graphic design agency Ten Design and Alfabet sign, Den Ham
Internship: Graphic design; DTP, sign
1998, 1999
Photographer Charles Kuiper, Enschede, vacation work.


• LCA training by Natasch van de Velde
• Coach training – TU/e
• Workshop C2C als basic pattern – Cradle2Cradle method – Refinity
• Quick start course for education – WdKA
• Master of art and design; Fashion Design – MaHKU Utrecht – cum laude
• Bachelor of art; Fashion Design – Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht
CIBAP Zwolle (middle vocational education)Presentation and Communication,
specialication in: Graphic Design


• Curation: CRISP Smart Textile – Wearable Service expo, TextielMuseum
• Keynote speaker @SIA-congres
• Speaker at Smart Fabrics Conference Barcelona
• Exhibition Modemuseum Hasselt (be) & lecture z33 Alture nature: The future that never was. >>
• Lecture FTN, Chain sustainability
Fair Corporate Fashion Event, lecture: chain innovation in fashion
Awearness Fair Fashion, 4 outfits in collaboration with JSS.SJS
MaHKU, presenting project Master students fashion ‘Beyond Green’
HKU Fashion Design, 1st and 2nd year; seminar ecology and seminar Lumalive in Fashion,
3rt year; lessons in Fashion Technology
2007 fashion & technology network – o.a. Ten Cate, TNO, Dynafoam
work wear event initiator and organization – Casco Utrecht
presentation modebiennale Arnhem – wearables project
exposition Beat the Fashion Drum – – Stadhuis Utrecht
Hot-100-Debat 21 feb. 2007 – Club 11 Amsterdam
• catwalkshow 3rd year INDUST collection – Ottone Utrecht
seminar Fleshing Out – wearable interfaces, smart materials, living fabrics
congress for Nanotechnology in Fashion & Textile Industry – London
• wearables project in collaboration with TNO – Cum Laude
Marimekko Project Center Antwerp – Concept and presentation advice
• design competition HEMA – boys jacket – Honorable indication
• cat-walk-show 2nd year GRIP collection – Gorinchem & Utrecht
2006 & 2005
junior lecture presentation seminar – 1st year fashion students HKU
Poznan exchange project Fashion design with Karel Bakker
• Event organization – Slapeloze Nacht – organization, design, production


• Publication with Melissa Coleman about education in electronic textils >>
Alter Nature: The future that never was, exhibition + booklet page 20 & 53 >>
2010, online publication Modularic Friends >>
Kunstgras 2010, exhibition >>
Arnhem Fashion Biennale, presentation Fair Fashion Event
Second Sight “Technology” article about Lumalive 20080802
Mediamatic presentation 20080417
TAG MAG 05, article about “The Fashion Paradox” 20080322, Expo, Rotterdamse Museumnacht 20080301
De Pers, article about me and others in fashion technology 20080301, article about by Helen Gras 20080201
ESTA, one by-wire.experiment shown: Huggy Care 20080129
Modefabriek exhibition Rai Amsterdam, 20 & 21 January
DAG.18.12, 18-12-2007 naar aanleiding van Bright.TV
Bright.TV, video interview 11-12-2007:
Bright 19, Eye Candy, ‘Marina Toeters met Huggy Care’ 01-12-2007
Twentse Courant Tubantia, ‘Studie cum laude afgesloten’, 5-09-2007
De Twenterand Courant, ‘Marina Toeters studeerd cum laude af voor
fashion design’, 13-09-2007
• Video interview AD, Wearable project: Nepkoe op pojectenmarkt HKU
08 February 2007,

Special skills

• Good computer skills (creative): InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, also Dreamweaver and Flash.
• Owner of a small company
• Language: Dutch – native tongue. English – speech and writing average