16 June 2015, Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research, Mistra, has given green light to continued research for sustainable fashion. Mistra Future Fashion program is thus now able to build on the first four years of results with additional four years.
The 2nd of June 2015, the Mistra Board approved the research program Mistra Future Fashion’s application for phase 2 and thus continues the program for four additional years. Mistra Future Fashion is a cross-disciplinary research program with 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. The program started in 2011 and the first phase has been successful with high involvement of relevant participants from the textile and fashion industry. New knowledge has been developed during the first phase, and the approval from Mistra enable continuing work on many of the issues concretized from phase 1. The program will focus on circular economy and via four main areas: Design, Supply chain, Consumer, and Recycling.
“This is very good news, it means that we can continue our work and build on the knowledge we have reached the first four years. We are in a position to shift up and translate such knowledge into more direct input for the industry.” says Mats Westin, Program Director.
“Never before has the relevance of reaching a sustainable textile and fashion industry been as high, and the vision is thus still strong for Mistra Future Fashion program. We believe that with another four years, we have the possibility to get closer to the program’s goal” says Malin Lindgren at Mistra, the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research.