mistra future fashion is a research program on circular economy and serves for a future positive fashion industry

it holds uniquely a system perspective and operates crossdisciplinary in a consortium with over 40 partners

open for more to join!

mistra future fashion is a research program on circular economy and serves for a future positive fashion industry

it holds uniquely a system perspective and operates crossdisciplinary in a consortium with over 40 partners

open for more to join!


UN’s meeting COP22, Marrakech

UN’s meeting COP22, Marrakech

Mistra Future Fashion was part of a UN organized side event during the climate meeting COP22 on site in Marrakesh.

Fashionable Bioeconomy in Baltic Sea region

Fashionable Bioeconomy in Baltic Sea region

On Nov 8th, the EU Strategy Forum for the Baltic Sea Region took place in Stockholm, and one session explored around sustainable fashion and how the Baltic Sea region can take a leading role in developing sustainable textile industry?



Open call: Enabling Research to Change
Announcement of result

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For the first time a thorough life-cycle-assessment on environmental impacts of garments is now available. Dr Sandra Roos presents what fibres and production processes are sustainable, including chemical impact. This new LCA data enables relevant decision making in production and provide transparency to consumers and other stakeholders on what is actually sustainable.

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new report

critical aspects in design for fiber-to-fiber recycling of textiles

The challenge of increasing fiber-to-fiber recycling of textiles cannot be met by a single stakeholder group or at a single place in the textile value chain. On the contrary, a holistic perspective must be used in terms of textile products entering and textiles wastes circulating in the value chain.

That’s one of the key conlusions of this new Mistra Future Fashion study performed by IVL, launched June 9th 2016.

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LCA for the fashion industry

Watch the webinar from May 17, 2016 where the Mistra Future Fashion researchers Gustav Sandin Albertsson and Sandra Roos share approaches and important discoveries.

In 2015 Mistra Future Fashion presented an LCA study of five garments that –for the first time- were scaled up to give figures on the environmental impact of fashion consumption at the national level. The study is comprehensive: from fiber production to waste management, from climate change to chemicals.
The one hour webinar with 20 minutes of Q&A is only available in Swedish. But the full report in English is available here.

planetary boundaries for fashion (new)

For the first time ever, planetary boundaries have been used as a foundation to set targets on product level. In an hour-long video, researcher Gustav Sandin Albertsson outlines the procedure, assumptions and arguments made concerning the planetary boundaries as well as how it can be beneficial for the fashion industry.

Based on the article “Using the planetary boundaries framework for setting impact-reduction targets in the LCA contexts” (2015)


LCA of Swedish fashion consumption

The first life cycle analysis for Swedish national consumption including an evaluation of chemical use

Textile toolbox

An exhibition of Swedish fashion and textile design instructions from the future.

Future fashion manifesto 2015

Manifesto stating the program’s vision for a sustainable fashion and textile industry.

the program

Our research focus is on Circular Economy, and how to enable today’s linear industry to transform into a circular sustainable industry. With a system perspective, we focus uniquely on the bigger picture and the interaction between the elements in the system. With an inter-disciplinary approach, the program attempts to understand and proceed on research on the most relevant areas within the system that needs to change.

The program is organized into four themes; Design, Supply, User and Recycling.


how do we design for a circular economy?



We 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.


how do we stimulate a more circular supply chain?



We identify what 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.


how can users contribute to a more sustainable fashion?



We 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.


how do we increase the textile recycling?



We develop knowledge on recycling methods and impact of post-consumer textiles to provide guidance on necessary steps to enable sustainable textile recycling.

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New partners are welcome to contribute to, and profit from the research.