荷蘭Nienke Hoogvliet工作室以探索海藻如何應用在友善生態循環的紡織品為主要工作。Nienke Hoogvliet在SEA ME計畫中與Lyocell合作，並使用柔軟多用性紗來製作作品，也嘗試將海藻製成的顏料染在織品上。由於海藻具備不消耗淡水的生物特性，而且不像棉花需要利用農地種植，因此可說是紡織品最永續的資源。
Nienke Hoogvliet和Tim Jongerius在2017年11月和12月來臺訪問，他們前來臺灣的原因有二：首先，台灣有許多大型紡織製造業；其次，臺灣是一個島嶼，海岸周圍有300種海藻。透過Taiwan Dutch Design Post、Nienke Hoogvliet和許多專家及產業作交流，也到基隆及墾丁潛水摘採臺灣的藻類。所收集的藻類則在國立成功大學的生命科學實驗室進行測試，探索海藻成為紡紗及顏料的可能性。此外，Nienke Hoogvliet工作室還與臺灣紡織業交流，討論海藻在紡織材料的潛在商機。
Studio Nienke Hoogvliet Seaweed textile for a circular economy.
Studio Nienke Hoogvliet explores seaweed as an eco-friendly resource for developing textile products. Her SEA ME project presented a soft and multi-usable yarn produced through the Lyocell-process. Also the pigments in seaweed show potential for dyeing textile. Seeweed may be the most sustainable resource for textile, because it is a bio-material that doesn’t consumes fresh water, and it doesn’t compete with farmland in the way cotton plantations do.
In November and December 2017 Nienke Hoogvliet and Tim Jongerius visited Taiwan for two good reasons: Firstly, Taiwan has many great textile manufacturing industries. Secondly, Taiwan is an island with 300 species of seaweed around her shores. Via the Taiwan Dutch Design Post they were introduced to many sites, experts and industries. In the stormy North coast of Shimen and Keelung they met a seaweed-grandma who dives for seaweeds. This traditional lifestyle is very exciting, but the enjoyment was bigger in the sunny South where they could dive for seaweeds themselves in Kenting. Collected seaweed samples were tested in the lab of NCKU Life-Sciences and designers tested the quality and potential of yarns and pigments. Studio Nienke Hoogvliet also met with the Taiwan textile industries to explore potential business on the ‘sea of opportunities’ which seaweed has.