Made (it) In Zwolle

Thomas A. Kempis, Johan Thorbecke and Artwearness are Made In Zwolle.

And proud of it too!

Artwearness has a new alliance with Made In Zwolle.

Made In Zwolle is an online platform for local artist, creators, designers, crafters and producers. All are makers in Zwolle.

We have several designs @ the webshop Made In Zwolle and the number of designs will grow in the future.

One of the designs is design ‘Statement’ and of course our X-Mess design will be present!

Don’t let our English communication fool you, we are as Dutch as Rembrandt and Zwols as Zwolse balletjes. We communicate in English because it’s, like body language, an universal language.

We like to make our mark with, leave our traces and stand tall for our blue heritage.

So a little Made (also) in Zwolle, history and future for you

Thomas A. Kempis:Thomas A. Kempis is born in Kempen ±1380 (Near by Krefeld) and died in Zwolle 25 July 1471. He was a middelages Augustine, kanunik, copyist, writer and mythicus. He was member of a movement of Modern Devotion and a disciple of Geert Grote. Is send to school in Deventer (the centre of modern devotion) and is thought by the great Geert Grote him self. He stayed in Deventer for 7 years. He became priest in the Augustine priory of Bergklooster St. Agnietenberg, close to Zwolle, Thomas A. Kempis was an enlightened modern devote.

Johan Rudolph Thorbecke: Half German, born in Zwolle 14 January 1798 died 1872 in Den Haag. He was a politician of liberal signature and member of the 2e kamer (house of parliament) in Den Haag. Minister internal affairs an MP of several administrations. He is considered to be the founder of the Dutch ‘parlementarism’

Also Made in Zwolle, (a little later): Herman Brood, born 5 November 1946 and lived and died 11 July 2001 spectacular in Amsterdam. He was a rock n’ roll Junky, musician, painter, pianist, actor, author and hedonist.

check this when you are in Zwolle: Herman Brood experience

But very much alive, very successful and very Zwols: rapper, musician: Typhoon,rap formation & former Opgezwolle : Rico & Sticks, one of the best, creative and pure minded producers, A.R.THer Majesty‘s favorite;  Bertolf and our own (Artwearness) shooting star Sebastiaan van Sliedregt . (Once modelled for us but actually becoming a great Bass player….hello music industry : watch this guy!)

Last but not least: Artwearness born in Zwolle 2014 & also still alive and very kicking!!!

Need we say more?

Get (modern) devoted to Artwearness or just in to us, were cool….and Zwols ( :

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Ooooh Yes, website Artwearness, re-newed, re-launched & fresh

Welcome to our  world of cool and untamed t- shirt print design…….


Hello everyone,

Our website has a brand new look ! I am really proud of the result and I hope you approve of our adjustments too. First I like to give credits to all who gave their support to make this technical, virtual & complicated endeavor work with research, raw power, knowledge and looks ( :

Keep an eye on these people in the future because they are gonna rock in what ever they pursuit.

Ellen Bloemhof – talented- workforce, junior designer, go-getter!

Davey van de Velden– multi-talented, ICT problem solver and fixer, junior designer, rock!

Mike Olgers ICT force, brains behind the screens, junior 21 century virtual help-desk,back-end manager!

And again: special thanks to Iwan Blokzijl with his crucial tips to improve the website to gain speed, logic and appeal.

And of course to all our TOP modells Sebastiaan, L, Kay, Mirthe, Ryanne, and Daan, who gave a piece of them for us to show off with > a salute to the real & beautiful ones.



Meet our Artwearness models

All our models are very exclusive and special because they are no model (or wanna be models) in real life. They are beautiful, creative, outspoken, unique, genuine, artistic an definitely not mainstream in how they look and what they pursuit. This is why we like to introduce them to you.

Wednesday July 12th we have a new photoshoot, this time with real-life model Daan .

Daan van de Konijnenburg is a creative cameleon. He makes music, human interest documentaries (Daan Ontmoet) and is a experienced expert on mental health issues offering his assistance to the Dutch GGz to contribute to a more positive perception on this issue. Besides all that he’s father of two boys. Daan is a cheerful and energetic person with a spark.

Model Mirthe, she was our previous Model. Mirthe (Langelaan) is in daily life is an collegue artist and we share a creative past with loads of creative adventures. We were next door neighbors at DOAS (institute for art and cultural exchange, Zwolle) and together we collaborated in curating several exhibitions like: Krijtstreep & Canvas DOAS in volle Bloei, participated in duo and group exhibitions at City Museum Zwolle (twice), I Love Candy @ Kop, Breda and many more and developed and created our own artprojects like: Duo Ongezoet . Besides all that she creates beautiful and intriguing art. Rythm, repetition and ordening are three words that comes to mind. I use to say, a  monks work for all that patience that goes into the artwork before it is declared finished. But when it is finished a dazzling pattern of repeating shapes dots, stripes or other unexpected materials as toothbrushes is a small mind blowing experience. besides all that she’s partner of Daan a caring mother and a house painter @ Mirthe Schildert

Model Davey (Van der Velden) is in daily Life student @ Landstede Media & design and devoted intern @Atelier007/ Artwearness  . Besides all that he’s a music lover & maker and a creative workforce for any company. To be honest he was a stand in model, but seems quiet good at the job! Instant model Davey.

Model Ryan van Dijk  is asked to model for Artwearness by Intern and temporary backbone of Artwearness, Ellen Bloemhof. Ryanne is a student @ Landstede Media & design, Zwolle. And a natural model.

Model Sebastiaan, a young musician with cool mindset, great looks and big hair. Sebastiaan is studying Jazz & Pop (Bass) @ Artez conservatorium, Zwolle. His love for music is fed and cultivated right at home by his jazz and funk lovin’ parents (Daddy). At this present time he’s playing in the band Chayah . Keep track of this promising talent!

Model Kay (van Scheijndel) is the 19 year old son of Erik van Scheijndel, my partner in life and in crime (@ artwearness) and a natural when it comes to modeling. At this present moment Kay is in between educations but starting @ HBO Windesheim, Zwolle @ the School of journalism coming semester. In the meanwhile he’s settling and shaping his life, has a place of his own since autumn 2016 and several jobs. He’s a self made man! Besides all that he’s got the looks of his daddy and the swag of a cool rap star, so all ingredients to be a perfect Artwearness model.

I asked model Sindey Faneyte for a special photoshoot aside from the regular shoots. We created a special product: A Zwolle promotion shirt named: ‘Zwolle, hemels & (g)astronomisch’ (Zwolle heavenly and (g)astronomical’) This shirt is market @ Made in Zwolle. Sindey was at the time a Cibap Student @ friend and colleague artist Chantal de Wolde. Before that she studied at David Bade Buena Vista art school Curacao and was willing to help us out. She’s an gifted young artist and a very nice personality.

Last but certainly not least, a cliff hanger, because this ultra cool model don’t wish to reveal her identity. We do respect that. So we won’t. But this model is a style icon. She is Grace Jones meets Skin. Graceful and sturdy at the same time. Does everything with the largest smile on her face like it’s no bother at all. She’s a dear friend and someone to admire and the information stops here, so this item has a sudden death.