DigiMode Passion for Fashion
|Coordinator||Högskolan i Borås - Science park Borås|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 300 000|
|Project duration||December 2016 - August 2017|
Purpose and goal
We have within the project organised a hackathon "DigiMode - Passion for Fashion" aimed to raise young girls power in innovating the technology and IT sector. During a weekend, passionate girls worked in teams, together with an innovation coach, with ideas on how textile and technology can contribute to circularity within the textile industry. Through the project, we increased knowledge and inspired young girls about what’s possible in the cross-connection between textiles, fashion and technology. This has generated new circular solutions, business models and products.
Expected results and effects
The project has created new forms of collaboration and new innovations in re:design and circular flows. We have worked together with teachers and principals in the Borås region, and made important contacts with young girls. In this way, we have gained increased knowledge and insight into future needs of skills in the area of FashionTech and RetailTech, as well as the role of young girls in the development of a more digitized industry based on circular principles. These learnings, contacts, methods and innovations are of great value in our future initiatives.
Planned approach and implementation
The implementation has been characterized by an adaptive process and shared learning in the meeting with a new target group. The fact that we worked in a four-step process (see appendix) has been positive. We had the opportunity to involve target groups and stakeholders in the design of the hackathon. New forms of cooperation have given us the opportunity to practically implement methods and tools that have been worked out. The project has contributed to increased collaboration between internal organisations, schools, textile educations and with Umeå University / Sliperiet in Umeå.