Ziel is a platform that enables any lifestyle company to expand the reach of their brands into activewear. Ziel provides a turnkey solution to bring high-quality, eco-friendly performance apparel to market. The service platform includes custom design with on-demand production; U.S.-based production for quick response; and, seamless e-commerce and POS integration.

Marleen Vogelaar is the founder and CEO of Ziel which is the fully integrated manufacturing and e-commerce engine that enables lifestyle brands to sell and market profitable apparel collections. Previously she was co-founder of Shapeways, the world’s leading 3D printing service and marketplace. In 2008, she and her co-founders launched Shapeways’ upload-to-3D-print service, and she’s built it out to the current community of buyers and sellers for 3D designs with HQ in New York City and two other factories. Prior to Shapeways, Marleen was a Strategy and M&A consultant and was in operations management in the paper industry. Marleen is a former heptathlete and spends her spare time in the outdoors as much as possible.

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