Our team is comprised of diverse, creative, dedicated and skilled individuals who we owe a debt of gratitude for their heartfelt efforts. They love the challenges inherent in moving the retail industry from a wholesale to on-demand model in a profitable and sustainable way. The team has an extensive background in retail, business analytics, licensing, product management, 3D knitting, fashion, and sourcing. 


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Founder & CEO Marleen Vogelaar

Marleen spent her teens and twenties on the track, immersed in the world of competitive athletics. She has a background in manufacturing and finance. As co-founder of Shapeways -the world's largest 3D printing service and marketplace for consumers- she has driven the transformation of 3D printing into the digital era of mass custom manufacturing. With Ziel, Marleen brings her expertise in digital manufacturing to apparel, rewriting the rules of the industry by making on-demand, eco-friendly, high-performance athletic wear with a focus on making clothing that fits people of all shapes and sizes.



We feel so lucky to work with the following people, who contributed their talents to shooting our apparel: Photographer: Yurek Akbar, Stylist: Samantha Myer, Models - Catie Cuan & Catherine Helen Fisher. Thanks also goes to Hawthorn Creative for website support.