Fashion revolution – the future of textiles

Clothes affect all of us on this planet. We are all, to some extent, consumers regardless of the climate we live in and whether we follow the latest fashion, wear hand-me-downs, shop at large chains or buy tailor-made. At the same time, fashion and textile represents one of the most polluting industries. Swedish businesses and research centres are among the main drivers for a more sustainable system.

Fashion revolution – the future of textiles is a toolkit that highlights the industry’s major challenges, showcases Swedish solutions and guides you as a consumer to contribute effectively.

The material is produced by the Swedish Institute with the help of researchers and other sustainable fashion experts.

We recommend the exhibition to be shown in collaboration with partners who has knowledge and networks within sustainable fashion, in a relevant local context and location. Seminars or other public programs should accompany the event.

Connecting toolkits

This toolkit is linked to the Swedish Government’s innovation partnership programmes and 4 more toolkits connected to the themes will be available by the end of 2018.

Instructions and manuals

Manual for producing and presenting the exhibition

Building blocks

Overview of exhibition
Exhibition texts
Fact sheet
Suggested seminar topics in Swedish

Flyer about sustainable consumption
This text is produced as a complement to the exhibition. A material that can be handed out to exhibition visitors.

There are three video clips. Each is around 1.5 minutes. They are produced for social media exposure, but are available in two formats: 1:1 for cell phones 16:9 for big screens.
Video: Fashion revolution – the future of textiles
Video: Fast fashion – can paper replace textiles?
Video: Can jeans be more sustainable?

Press material

Support for communication in social media
Invitation card

Photos that can be used for communicating the event. Please note, only usage in connection to Fashion revolution toolkit. Enter and search for the following:  Filippa K, Högskolan Borås, Lindex, Markus Marcetic, Lindex, Nudie, Spindye, Tierra

Inspirational stories

Financial support

Swedish embassies and consulates may apply for financial support of maximum 40,000 SEK for production of the printed material, language translation and travel costs and remuneration for Swedish guest speaker(s). Parts of the sum applied for should be used for inviting Swedish guest speaker(s).

How to apply

Application is done by filling out the application form.

The application must be sent in at least two months before the event. Resources are limited and financial support may not be available at the end of the year. Limits may apply.

By filling out the application form you agree to respect the copyright agreement for the images.

After completed event, fill out the project report for toolkits.

Individuals or organisations who would like to show the exhibit should contact the Swedish embassy or consulate in your area.

Contact at the Swedish Institute

For more information please contact Jenny Bergström.