FOUNDER / CONCEPTUAL DESIGNER
Caroline Nijland is not just the initiator, she is also the driving force behind Indigo Fashion. She has felt connected to Africa for as long as she remembers. She spent 16 years of her childhood in Cameroon where she got to know and value West Africans and their traditions when her father was one of the pioneers of solar energy in Africa. The family then moved to France where Caroline finished her secondary school, and she later studied and started her career in the Netherlands. Active, entrepreneurial and internationally-oriented, Caroline is always looking for initiatives that bridge the gap between Africa and Europe. She is active as Director for a Dutch foundation involved in the development and production of electricity via solar energy in rural areas in Africa where people have no access to power. She is also Board member/Vice President of the Alliance for Rural Electrification in Brussels.
This organisation represents the interests of the sustainable energy sector in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In her free time, Caroline is involved in the ArteGanza Connecting Cultures foundation, aimed to disseminate power, beauty and diversity and bring art, culture and people together. Due to her knowledge of and appreciation for the African continent, Caroline has an extensive relevant network in both Africa and Europe. Combined with her business-sense, she is now applying this network to enable Indigo Fashion to grow and contribute to the circular economy.