Mistra Future Fashion Platform

What is it?
  • The Mistra Future Fashion Platform holds the results of a large research program carried out between 2011 – 2019. The outlook report 2011-2019 provides an overview of the main conclusions as 8 recommendations for systemic change: 1) Design for circularity 2) Textile fiber impact 3) Production Impact 4) user 5) Alternative business models 6) Policy instruments 7) End of life 8) Joint efforts.


  • Focus on circular economy in a system perspective.


  • Funded by The Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research in Sweden and carried out by a consortium of 60 partners including researchers from Sweden, Denmark and the UK with expertise in fashion design, business and textile engineering in collaboration with companies.

Platform overview
  • What we do holds material related to the 4 themes of the project: 1) Design for a circular economy, 2) Circular supply chain, 3) Sustainable fashion system 4) Textile recycling.


  • Sustainable fashion provides an introduction and clarifies terminology.


  • Output presents contributions to: 1) Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) 2) Consumer Segmentation 3) Critical aspects in design for fiber-to-fiber recycling 4) Webinars 5) Green textile Guide 6) TED’s TEN 7) Textile Toolbox 8) Future Fashion Manifesto 9) LCA of Swedish fashion consumption 10) How to best influence consumers.


  • Publications offer reports and articles, both academic and practice-based research.

Relevance
  • The Mistra Future Fashion platform represents a huge pool of knowledge and hands on tools that tutors can activate in many different contexts covering the 4 pillars. The guide design for circularity can be downloaded as pdf and used to introduce the subject to students with no prior knowledge. Inspiration for workshops in the Textile Toolbox created by the TED’s TEN research team.


  • Target group: Industry, Designers, Researchers, Tutors, Students

How it connects to the Pillars
  • Environmental: Based on circularity it seeks “new promising sustainable fiber materials”

  • Economic: Encourages “circular textile flow and alternative business models”

  • Social: Focus on “local production including opportunities and barriers along with networking of local manufactures”

  • Cultural: Aim to change “consumer mindset and behavior, and stimulate sustainable fashion consumption"

Activity proposals
  • Aesthetic Surgery

  • Circular Systems