Ista Boszhard

  • Concept developer
    Ista Boszhard 2020

    Ista is a concept developer and co-founder of Waag's TextileLab Amsterdam. In her work she always questions the status quo that we are used to and explores possible and desired alternatives for the textile and clothing industry.

    She empowers and connects people by building communities that want to push things forward together. She is experienced in guiding people through creative processes by combining different methods such as storytelling, co-creation, design and scenario thinking. Being value-driven, she combines intuition and research into cultural studies. Ista also works as a lecturer at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI) and HvA. 


  • We make
    In the Textiles and Clothing Business Labs project, Waag works with partners from all across Europe to share knowledge while exploring alternatives…
  • We make
    For the Textiles & Clothing Business Labs project, we (Cecilia Raspanti and myself) went to Paris to visit the bi-annual Première Vision and Hall…
  • We make
    Open Design Lab
    In offices, one can save up to twenty percent in energy consumption with some small adaptations to daily routines. The aim of the BOCS (Building…