Future Fashion

Projekt: ForskningTvärvetenskaplig forskning, Samarbete med industri, Internationellt samarbete, Nationellt samarbete


The Mistra Future Fashion program is intended to induce a development towards Mistra ultimate goal presented within the call for this program in 2010 a systemic change of the Swedish fashion industry leading to sustainable development of the industry and wider society, while at the same time strengthening the competitiveness of this industry . The Mistra Future Fashion program will during its 2nd Phase (June 2015-May 2019) have the vision towards Closing the loop in fashion and clothing -systemic change in the Swedish fashion industry leading to sustainable development of the industry and society. Therefore the program will be organized into four cross-disciplinary Research Themes, where each of these Themes are meant to deliver research and knowledge that 1) supports the transformation into a more sustainable fashion industry; 2) leverages action in support of a circular economy; and 3) demonstrates Sweden as a model country for such transformations. The goals of the program are: -to support Swedish business in creating a circular economy for materials and products in fashion and clothing -to have a decisive impact on policy and practice which encourage systemic change of the Swedish fashion industry The four integrated Research Themes are identified to clarify crucial issues which must be addressed to meet these goals. The Themes are described with the following approach: 1. How to design for a circular economy? We will explore and evaluate the environmental potential of the design and user potential of short-life vs. long-life garments to find the most suitable choices for the transformation into a textile circular economy for different types of garments in order to develop recommendations, guidelines and tools for how to design for resource circularity. 2. How to promote a more sustainable circular supply chain? We will identify that necessary actions in textile and garment supply chains will enable circular economy and deliver guidelines for governance on how to transform to and sustain a circular textile supply chain. 3. How can users contribute to a more sustainable fashion? We will make recommendations on how to encourage sustainable consumer behavior and to increase user engagement in sustainable consumption. Specifically recommendations for achieving an increased degree of services for extended life of garments, reuse, and second hand consumption will be included. 4. How to increase textile fiber recycling? We will develop knowledge on recycling methods and impact of post-consumer textiles to provide guidance on necessary steps to enable sustainable textile recycling. The program aims to create a dynamic and robust relationship between the research community and practitioners working in or with the Swedish/Nordic Fashion industry, thereby ensuring that Sweden and the Nordic region take the lead within sustainability research and practice, turning sustainability into an industry-wide competitive advantage.
Gällande start-/slutdatum2016/01/012019/05/31


  • Lunds universitet
  • Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) (ansvarig)
  • Chalmers Tekniska Högskola
  • Copenhagen Business School
  • MoRe Research
  • Stockholm School of Economics
  • Stockholm Business School
  • IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
  • Högskolan i Borås
  • re:newcell
  • University of the Arts London
  • Swerea IVF
  • Plan Miljø ApS


Relaterad forskningsoutput

Hanna Ljungkvist Norden, David Watson, Naoko Tojo & Maria Elander, 2019 okt 23, Stockholm: Mistra Future Fashion. 58 s.

Forskningsoutput: Bok/rapportRapport

Aake Thidell, Jelena Mnacakanjan & Naoko Tojo, 2019, Lund: IIIEE: Mistra Future Fashion. 46 s. (Mistra Future Fashion report; nr. 2019:21)

Forskningsoutput: Bok/rapportRapport

Maria Elander, Naoko Tojo, Haben Tekie & Magnus Hennlock, 2017 jun, Mistra Future Fashion. 166 s.

Forskningsoutput: Bok/rapportRapport

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