TextileLab Amsterdam Waag employees
co-Founder & co-Lead
Creative researcher in colour, fashion, textiles & materials; digital fabrication expert. Creative research and technological development of new concepts and alternatives visions for the textile and clothing industry. Always inspired by human’s relation / connection to nature / technology, her latest research dives into microbiology, biotechnology and chemistry to rediscover colour and material properties.
Designer and Concept Developer
Co-Founder & Co-Lead
Ista Boszhard is co-founder and co-lead of Waag’s prize winning TextileLab Amsterdam where she mainly focuses on cultural innovation for the textile and clothing industry. In her work she always questions the status quo that we are used to and explores possible and desired alternatives. She empowers and connects people by building communities that want to push things forward together and is experienced in guiding people through transformative and creative processes. Being value-driven, she combines intuition and research into cultural studies.