Mapping sustainable textile initiatives

And a potential roadmap for a Nordic actionplan

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This report responds to an invitation from the Nordic Council of Ministers to map out Nordic initiatives within textiles as a pre-study to the initiation of a Nordic Roadmap for Sustainable Textiles in 2015. The work has been conducted by:SIFO - National Institute for Consumer Research (Norway)SFA - Sustainable Fashion Academy (Sweden)NFA - Nordic Fashion Association/nicefashion.org (Nordic)IVL - Swedish Environmental Research Institute (Sweden)CRI - Copenhagen Resource Institute (Denmark)Nordic Committee of Senior Officials for Environmental Affairs (EK-M) has been responsible for the funding of this project. The project’s steering committee consists of representatives from members from the working groups; Nordic Chemicals Group (NKG), the Nordic Waste Group (NAG) and the Group of sustainable consumption and production (SCP) and officers from the Environmental Protection Agency in Denmark. This steering Group is jointly responsible for the direction and decisions regarding the project. NAG has been coordinating the work. Coordinator of project has been Yvonne Augustsson from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency.



Plan for a Nordic Roadmap

The plan is based on the goals as they were described in the call from the Nordic Council of Ministers. The overall objective is to reduce the environmental impacts of the consumption and production of textiles purchased and/or produced in Nordic countries. This means that in areas where there are potential significant impacts for environmental improvements, these will be prioritized. But the plan will also include the potential for other benefits, such as green growth, both through a bigger share of the increased turnover in the Nordic region market and through export. For the Nordic companies this could mean increased competiveness and first-mover advantages. For Nordic consumers this could represent a textile and apparel production more in line with consumer’s actual needs and clothing practices.


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