Of interest to designers and design schools interested in sharing platforms for sustainable design concepts in fashion and textiles.

A Nordic collaboration between fashion designers and design schools that increases knowledge sharing and provides a common basis for moving forward on sustainable design education.


Implemented in

  • 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

Start date

Shared by

David Watson

Senior Consultant


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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.