Marieke is a Jack-of-all-trades!
Marieke is married and together with her awesome man they have one-year-old. So, you can guess where the inspiration comes from to design kids patterns. But she does way more! During her education 'Docent Beeldende Kunst en Vormgeving' (Teacher Art and Designing) she turned out to be a jack-of-all-trades. "I experimented with different techniques. One week I was screen-printing and the other day I was walking around with a sealing machine. Carpentry, ceramics, making cups, stamping fabrics.. I kind of tried everything you can think of!"
Starting your own product line
It's clear that Marieke has a passion with everything that has to do with. So during her education she started designer her own product line, inspired by nature. She loves to make consumer articles. Think of cups, bags, stationary, hand-bound books and brooches. She was able to put all her energy and all her learned techniques in it! "For my last school assignment I designed a web shop where, of course, I also sold my own product line. And that started growing.. so right now I also make crocheted lampshades, beanies and rattles. And yes, the last one goes together with the birth of my son!"
Fired...!? Well, than let's start with my own web shop!
Again and again Marieke finds another way to express her creativity. First she maintained the web shop next to her regular job. But when the crisis also hit her company and she lost her job because of savings, it was a huge disappointment. But it only took a little time before she saw new opportunities! First, starting her own brand: Indie-ish. She already had the web shop, so why not? And that's how it all started..
Selfmade products, by me and by others
Indie-ish is a web shop full of selfmade products complemented with designs from other "Indie-designers". Marieke's love for handmade products, materials and paper goods all comes together in this web shop. During the launch of her web shop she jumped in to Motiflow on Instagram. It was almost meant to be. And so she started designing her own fabric collection called Indian Season. "From these fabrics I make pillows, which I complement with home accessoires from wood or with wooden accents. I sell this in combination with other products from Indie-designers," says Marieke. Since you might wonder were the name Indie-ish came form: Indie is derived from the term "Independent Designers", which means designs and brands who work without agents or big companies. And the ish? Well, the ish gives it style. We could'nt agree more!
The Indian Season fabric collection
From at home to the webshop
From web shop to pop-up store to a real store!
Back to the basics
'' always keep your eyes open, you never know what's around the corner!''
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