Identifying more with the word "artivist" than the typical label "artist" or "activist," Nienke Hoogvliet has managed to turn her art into something much more valuable than a form of expression. Although that in and of itself is valuable, Trendland shares that "art is a space for her to explore new solutions while maintaining tradition and sustainability."
A few years ago, Nienke Hoogvliet opened her own textile, product and concept design studio. Juxtaposing experimental textiles such as fish leather made from salmon skin, sea algae with conventional fabric like mohair, silk and cotton, Nienke Hoogvliet is inspired by "the vulnerability that surrounds her in humanity and nature." While some of her pieces are simply meant to be enjoyed visually, others form such things as furniture pieces to be put to use.