Mistra Future Fashion Phase 2 (Mistra II)
The Mistra Future Fashion Program is intended to induce a development towards Mistra ́s ultimate goal - 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 program will during its 2nd Phase (June 2015-May 2019) be organized in four cross-disciplinary Research Themes meant to deliver knowledge that 1) supports the transformation into a more sustainable fashion industry; 2) that leverage toward a circular economy; and 3) demonstrates Sweden as a model country for such transformations.
The goals of the program are:
•To deliver a roadmap in order to significantly improve environmental and social performance in the fashion and textile sector. The road map will include concrete action plans and tools for achieving the improvements.
•To establish a cross-disciplinary knowledge platform that provides stakeholders with direct access to competence from within sustainable fashion research.
Four integrated Research Themes have been identified to clarify crucial issues which must be addressed to meet our goals. These themes are:
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 for transforming to a circular textile economy in order to develop recommendations, guidelines and tools for how to design for economic and resource circularity.
2 How to promote a more sustainable circular supply chain?
We will identify what actions are needed in textile and garment supply chains to enable circular economy and deliver guidelines for governance on how to transform to and sustain a circular textile supply chain in a circular textileeconomy.
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 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, thus ensuring that Sweden and the Nordic region take the lead within sustainability research and practice, turning sustainability into an industry-wide competitive advantage
Stiftelsen for miljøstrategisk forskning (Mistra)
Department of Intercultural Communication and Management