mistra future fashion is a research program focusing on circular economy aiming at a future positive fashion industry

the program holds a unique system perspective operating crossdisciplinary in a consortium with over 60 partners

 

mistra future fashion is a research program focusing on circular economy aiming at a future positive fashion industry

the program holds a unique system perspective operating crossdisciplinary in a consortium with over 60 partners

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The UN Climate Convention requires a changed fashion industry

The UN Climate Convention requires a changed fashion industry

On December 10, 2018, the UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action was presented at the COP24 Katowice climate summit. The charter aims to gather all players in the fashion industry in signing 16 concrete points for a better and more sustainable future industry.

New research pushing the limits for ‘fast’ and ‘slow’ fashion

New research pushing the limits for ‘fast’ and ‘slow’ fashion

After two years of research Mistra Future Fashion is honored to present, in collaboration with Centre for Circular Design at University of the Arts London and Filippa K, an exhibition pushing the limits of ‘fast’ and ‘slow’ fashion. Started in 2016, the...

New research pushing the limits for ‘fast’ and ‘slow’ fashion

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mistra future fashion annual report 2017

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revolutionary new process that recycles both cotton and polyester

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Filippa K & mistra future fashion in groundbreaking new industry research project

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new report on microplastics within the fashion industry

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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.

1

how do we design for a circular economy?

T1-profile

 

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.

2

how do we stimulate a more circular supply chain?

T2-profile

 

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.

3

how can users contribute to a more sustainable fashion?

T3-profile

 

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.

4

how do we increase the textile recycling?

T4-profile

 

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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