The Team

Nikki Kelderman

Project & Operations Associate

Nikki joined the Institute’s European office in May 2019, supporting the Textiles & Apparel team with a focus on stakeholder engagement activities in Europe. Nikki is eager to contribute to the transition towards the circular economy and has a passion for circular fashion. 

In her role, she educates and promotes Cradle to Cradle certification to textile manufacturers and brands. As part of a two-year project Nikki endorses the circular economy in the Nordics, through supporting the planning and execution of the Design & Innovation Forum in Stockholm as well as Webinars and Workshops. Additionally, she is handling the European back-office. 

Nikki completed a two-year Master’s degree in Environmental Management and Policy (MSc) at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics in Lund, Sweden. She wrote her Master thesis for Circle Economy as part of the Fibersort Project in which she identified how brands can increase the use of post-consumer recycled textiles through adjusting their business models and which policies are needed to stimulate post-consumer textile recycling.

She holds a Bachelor degree in International Business & Management at the Amsterdam Business School, during which she lived in Guadalajara, Mexico for one year and worked at Heineken at the Global Sustainable Development department.