about Marieke Eyskoot

Sustainable lifestyle expert

‘She’s an authority and Dutch celebrity from the world of sustainable fashion. Leave it to Marieke to make sure people are inspired.’
de Volkskrant

Keynote speaker, presenter, expert & author

As sustainable fashion and lifestyle expert, Marieke offers positive and practical tips that enable you to make a change straight away. She writes books, such as global bestseller This is a Good Guide – for a sustainable lifestyle, and talks about all things sustainable on stage, for instance at TEDx, for the Dutch embassy in Brussels or in a riding Eurostar train.

Marieke puts contemporary, conscious living on the map. She is a sought-after keynote speaker, consultant and event and TV presenter – amongst others for Dutch TV show BinnensteBuiten (InsideOut), Netflix, Dutch Design Week etc. She’s is also co-founder of international fair fashion trade show MINT and has founded worldwide movement #SustainabilityAgainstShame. 

Marieke’s featured in several top-women lists, was repeatedly part of newspaper Trouw’s Sustainable People Top 100 and nominated as Amsterdam Citizen of the Year. With over twenty years of experience, for many TV-shows, publications, judging panels and media she is the go-to person for any sustainable topic.
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‘Marieke gives us practical ways to reclaim our power. Full of hope and real ideas, her book is a must-read for anyone invested in a more compassionate and sustainable future!’
Andrew Morgan – 
The True Cost
sustainability / Lifestyle / Tips

These are some of the topics I know about


what you can do yourself to live more sustainably

tips and tricks

conscious choices

the world behind our stuff

fast and fair fashion

the preconceptions and profits

credible corporate social responsibility 
credible conscious communication

shame and sustainability

the new economy

Sustainability against shame

Shame is often used to sell us products, in many different ways. This not only makes us feel bad about ourselves, it also makes it nearly impossible to behave sustainably: in order to belong and be okay, we need to keep and keep buying. The result? We’re unhappy, the planet’s unhappy, only for financial gain of the happy few. Enough is enough – time to make this stop. That’s why I started  #SustainabilityAgainstShame. Come and join the movement? 
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Marieke Eyskoot, sustainable lifestyle expert, presenter, keynote speaker, author

Marieke Eyskoot (1977) is sustainable fashion and lifestyle expert, speaker and presenter, author and consultant. She puts contemporary conscious living on the map. Marieke wrote international bestseller This is a Good Guide – for a sustainable lifestyle. Filled with practical and positive tips on fashion, beauty, food, home, work and leisure, it shows that stylish and sustainable go very well together. It’s about good, not perfect: about smart choices, doing what you can and what suits you. With this modern handbook, Marieke makes green living fun and doable. The right addresses, beautiful labels, great places, surprising facts and handy solutions – exactly what you need. By popular demand, she wrote a youth edition of this book, as well as the first Dutch guide to fair fashion: Talking Dress.

Marieke is co-founder of forward fashion tradeshow MINT (the fashion forward trade show of the Benelux); her trademark is the combination of credibility, independence, accessibility, and amazing style. 

Next to this, Marieke is a dedicated and well-received English-language event and TV presenter, host and moderator. She’s a presenter for Dutch television show BinnensteBuiten (InsideOut), where she showcases innovative initiatives that make the world a better place. Next to this, she works for amongst others Netflix, Dutch Design Week, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Dutch EU Chairmanship, International Film Festival Rotterdam and Fairtrade International. Marieke is also an experienced keynote speaker (at for instance the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Eurostar, PwC, the Dutch Embassy in Brussels and several TEDx events), workshop leader and panellist. She occasionally is also a consultant for ethical fashion and lifestyle companies.

Marieke was repeatedly part of newspaper Trouw’s Sustainable People Top 100, selected for trade journal Textilia’s Fashion Powerlist Top 100 and nominated by newspaper Het Parool as Amsterdam Citizen of the Year (and by magazines such as Glamour and Marie Claire for their lists of top women). She is also an avid taboo-breaker, and fights the way people are being shamed into buying more and more products. Her global movement #SustainabilityAgainstShame uncovers the link between being told you’re not okay unless you consume and being able to be sustainable.

Marieke is sometimes referred to as the sustainable fashion and lifestyle expert of The Netherlands and Benelux. In any case, she has been involved in a better garment and lifestyle industry for over twenty years. She has an extensive international ethical network, and is known for bringing several leading sustainable brands to the Benelux. During her decade as an organiser for the Clean Clothes Campaign (to improve working conditions in the global garment industry), she has visited factories in countries such as Bangladesh, Thailand and Poland, to cooperate with workers to improve their lives. For many media, from TV-programmes and newspapers to magazines and blogs, Marieke is the go-to person when it comes to commenting on developments in sustainable fashion and lifestyle.

Marieke lives with her husband and cat Billie Watson (named after Barack Obama and ethical fashion and equal rights activist Emma Watson) in Amsterdam.
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