- Europe and Central Asia
Sectors of activity
Consumer Goods, Waste, incl. Chemicals, Industrial Sector
Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Education & Awareness Raising
Type of lead actor
Government / public sector
Designers have a major role to play in shifting the fashionindustry towards greater sustainability. A prerequisite is that they have an understanding of how to design for sustainability across the lifecycle of a textileproduct. While Nordic resources and teaching materials on sustainable design exist, these are fragmented.
The project's aims were to facilitate the establishment of a network of Nordic design schools to create a common Nordic agenda on sustainable design, and to establish a platform via which they can share information with designers and upcoming design students.
As collected through the One Planet Reporting
No activities have yet been reported under this initiative
Impact and Results
The intiative has created consortium of the ten design schools which along with DAFI and the Danish EPA applied for support from Nordplus Higher Education program to continue the focus on how to teach sustainability. This application was unfortunately not successful and the online platform established by the initiative was forced to close due to lack of financial support. The consortium is however continuing its collaboration and exchanges on sustainable design.
Next steps and how to get involved
If you wish to join the consortium of Nordic design schools or you are a design school in another region that wishes to establish a similar exchange platform please contact Johan Arnø Kryger at the Danish Fashion Institute.