Interview with Aniela Hoitink – CEO and Founder of Mycotex & Neffa

I had the pleasure of interviewing Aniela Hoitink, the CEO and Founder of Mycotex, to delve into the fascinating world of sustainable fashion and her groundbreaking innovation, Neffa. Aniela’s journey is one that exemplifies the intersection of science, technology, and design in the quest to create a more eco-friendly and ethical fashion industry.

What sets Neffa apart is its adaptability and versatility. Aniela and her team have harnessed the potential of mycelium to design textiles with unique properties, from lightweight, breathable fabrics to more robust, durable options. These materials can be tailored for various applications in the fashion industry, from clothing and accessories to even 3D-printed garments.

Aniela’s commitment to sustainability doesn’t stop at the material itself. She envisions a world where clothing is designed to be modular and easily repairable, reducing waste and extending the lifespan of garments. This holistic approach to sustainable fashion demonstrates her dedication to creating a more responsible industry.

Andriani has been working in Publishing Industry since 2010. She has worked in major Publishing Houses in UK and Greece, such as Cambridge University Press and ProQuest. She gained experience in different departments in Publishing, including editing, sales, marketing, research and book launch (event planning). She started as Social Media Manager in 4i magazine, but very quickly became the Editor in Chief. At the moment, she lives in Greece, where she is mentoring women with job and education matters; and she is the mother of 3 boys.