René van Geer
People Helping People
How Secrid helps Sheltersuit Foundation spread the story of homelessness.
Secrid Talent Podium - Super Local
Luc van Hoeckel designs solutions for the 90% of the world's population without access to decent basic facilities.
Secrid Talent Podium - ClimaFibre
Sunflowers can help to reduce our dependence and the environmental damage of cotton in the fashion industry.
Secrid Talent Podium - Fungi Force
Entrepreneur Frans van Rooijen and scientist Dr. Michael Sailer are launching a varnish made from natural raw materials.
Secrid Talent Podium - Solarix
Solarix designs and produces aesthetic solar panels as façade cladding.
Secrid Talent Podium - Sumo Baby
Luisa Kahlfeldt markets a high-performance diaper that reduces a baby's diaper use from about 5,000 to 25 diapers.
Secrid Talent Podium - Vorkoster
To combat food waste, Kimia Amir-Moazmi is working on a product that allows consumers to see for themselves whether food is still safe to eat.
How It All Started
Secrid is a family business and 100% owned by the Van Geer family. The company was founded by René van Geer and Marianne van Sasse van Ysselt.
Secrid Talent Podium - Claybens
Emy Bensdorp is developing a technique to transform clay soil contaminated by PFAS into 100% clean bricks.
Secrid makes Cardwallets, but Secrid is much more than that. We also have a message to share. We want to make people aware of the power of good design for a sustainable future.
Seven Questions With Mujō
How can we make sure that the materials of today do not become the waste of tomorrow? This is the idea behind mujō, a Berlin-based start-up that develops biodegradable packaging from seaweed.
Made in Holland
By 2009, the leather industry had practically abandoned the Netherlands in favour of low-income countries. Secrid brought this industry back to our home country.
What Design Can Do - Resortecs
Textile recycling made easy. This is the promise that makes Resortecs one of the most exciting start-ups in the fashion industry today.
What Design Can Do - Balena
Balena is a material science company that is working to change the footwear industry.
The Industrial Evolution
Instead of ‘cheaper and worse’, new products must be developed which are intrinsically ‘better, more sustainable and more valuable’ than products that came before.