Linen Steward Marieke van Mieghem spoke to Fashion Design Festival Arnhem about her relationship with natural raw materials and how they inform her textile work. In this short video, drawing on the central theme of ‘purpose’, Marieke shares her insights into the greater potential of local linen and the importance of connection, exchange and experiment in a design process, and how this is activated within the Linen Project and the Shared Stewardship initiative.

Interview held in Dutch. Video for FDFA’21: Purpose by Perplex Motion. The 2021 festival programme of online and offline events explored meaning and fashion based on ten dimensions, including material resources.