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 50 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 50 partners

open for more to join!

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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 honoured 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...

Changing value chains on the global markets for used textiles

Changing value chains on the global markets for used textiles

The amount of collected non-reusable clothing and textiles is increasing, but is the industry ready to handle these amounts? How would the value chain react to a doubling of collected used textile volumes in Sweden, and in Europe as a whole and what measures would be necessary to maintain economic viability?

Where do you find the most sustainable consumer?

Where do you find the most sustainable consumer?

Are Swedes the most sustainable consumers in the western society?  Answers can be found in a new report depicting previous use and intended use of alternative business models for prolonged lifetime of clothing.

Garment workers’ labour rights in a digital era

Garment workers’ labour rights in a digital era

How do we make sure labour rights and regulations are being upheld and what can we do to enforce even stronger regulations when/if needed? Could a digital training app be one of the solutions?

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Exhibition:

Disrupting Patterns: Designing for Circular Speeds

23, 24 & 25 November, University of the Arts London

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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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