Jesse Asjes is a developer of wearable, innovative and technical knitwear products. Using professional techniques and machines for maximizing the potential of her materials, she pursues high aesthetic quality in everything she produces, both in her solo work and in collaboration with research companies, designers and fashion labels.
Asjes is also an educator of design and knitting methodologies via hands-on coaching and workshops. She is an expert in the use of industrial, computer-controlled Stoll knitting machines, and uses her knowledge of product design to forge connections between industry and designers by providing tailored guidance.
Working with the discipline of ‘beta textiles’ Asjes explores how solid materials become flexible by integrating them within wearable products. Using an open-source approach, she aims to make knitwear technology more accessible for designers and to create awareness among consumers.
Her ambitions are international, and she has a strong interest in both global product development and local production.