Mistra Future Fashion Phase II

Project: ResearchInterdisciplinary research, Collaboration with industry, International collaboration, National collaboration


The Mistra Future Fashion program is a cross-disciplinary research program that holds uniquely a system perspective on the fashion industry. Its vision is to close the loop in fashion and clothing – enabling a systemic change in the Swedish fashion industry, leading to a sustainable development of the industry and society.
The program aims to deliver insights and solutions that will be used by the Swedish fashion industry and by other stakeholders to significantly improve the environmental performance and strengthen the global competitiveness.
To ensure a dynamic and robust relationship between the research community and practitioners working in or with the Swedish Fashion industry, the program consists of a consortium of relevant parties including over 40 research and industry partners. Key focus is to ensure that Sweden leads within sustainability research and practice related to the fashion industry.
The program started in 2011 and was prolonged with a second phase from 2015 until 2019. The main findings of the first phase, pointing out the direction of the second phase, was gathered in a Future Fashion Manifesto in September 2015.
Mistra Future Fashion is funded by Mistra, The Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research, and coordinated by RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.
Effective start/end date2016/01/012019/05/31

Collaborative partners

  • Lund University
  • Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE)
  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • Copenhagen Business School
  • MoRe Research
  • Stockholm School of Economics
  • Stockholm Business School
  • IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
  • University of Borås
  • re:newcell
  • University of the Arts London
  • Swerea IVF
  • Plan Miljø ApS


Related research output

Elander, M., Naoko Tojo, Tekie, H. & Hennlock, M. 2017 Jun Mistra Future Fashion. 166 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReport

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