Cindy van den Bremen

Founder & Creative director


Capsters is the world leading brand in sport hijabs. Social Designer Cindy van den Bremen invented the sporthijab back in 1999 for her graduation project at the Design Academy. Capsters believes in the empowerment of women through sports. We believe the hijab should not limit girls and women to practice sports wherever, whenever. Through our social media and Friends of Capsters we showcase successful Muslim athlethes as rolemodels. In 2012 Capsters worked closely with the team of Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan to lift the FIFA hijab ban on the football field.

The Capsters designs have won a Good Design Award and are part of the permanent collection of MoMA in New York.

‘Social Design can play an important role in addressing and possibly solving social issues; or at least come up with innovative ideas that inspire others to approach wicked problems from different angels.’


Identity & Human Rights

Identity is what makes someone unique. You experience your identity through, among other things, origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion and political affiliation. Human rights play an important role in promoting and protecting both and individuals identity and personality, as well as group identities. As for instance the right to privacy and the right to freedom of expression do so.

In the morning program you will discuss how identity and clothing are intertwined with representatives of the globally operating organisations Capsters (the original sport hijab), Fashionclash (fashion and design) and Tilburg Cowboys (Human Rights Tattoo). In the afternoon session the central theme is the right to freedom of expression. You will be immersed in the world of (social) media and citizen journalism by the founders of the ‘Community Media Centre Omroep Tilburg’ and Roze Maandag – one of the largest LGTB events in the Netherlands.

More details about this session
Tuesday 22 October
LocHal, Tilburg

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