FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where are you based?


Marleen v Haaften is a Textile and Product design studio based in 's-Gravendeel, a small village close to Roteerdam, the Netherlands.




Can I customize my order?


There is some scope for customization. If you have something specific in mind, contact me at marleenvhaaften@gmail.com so we can discuss.




Do you accept commissions?


I am always open for commissions and new creative gigs! Contact me via marleenvhaaften@gmail.com to discuss. If you would like to get a better impression of my creative work, make sure to take a look at my 'Work' section on the website.




Do you sell wholesale?


If you are a stockist and are interested in selling my products, contact me at marleenvhaaften@gmail.com




Where are your materials sourced from?


At the heart of my textile work is a desire to work with natural, unprocessed and sustainable materials. I focus on sourcing locally, working for instance with alpaca wool from a local farmer in country Wicklow, Ireland. Being based in the Netherlands during the production of my new cushion collection, I have sourced Dutch wool, and high quality linen produced in Lithuania, a country with a long and well respected tradition of flax cultivation and processing. My recent post card and prints collection was printed in the Netherlands, on eco-paper sourced in Germany. The envelopes were made in the Netherlands from agricultural plant waste such as leaves. If you have specific ideas or questions, do let me know by using the contact form.




Is your business sustainable?


As a designer, I aim to integrate the principles of the sustainism movement in my work. A key motto here is 'do more with less'; the sustainist reply to the modernist 'less is more'. I make handcrafted products, made by consciously sourced materials with a local focus. Doing so, I try to reduce the carbon footprint of my business by minizing waste, (air) travel and pollution.




How are my orders shipped?


Being currently based in the Netherlands, we ship via PostNL (the Dutch postal service) worldwide. We also offer click + collect at our address in the Hoeksche Waard region, for more information contact me at marleenvhaaften@gmail.com Please note that, as with all handmade products & handwoven textiles, variations and imperfections may occur. We have the highest quality checks on all our products & shipments before leaving our studio.