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The Swedish Wool Initiative

Reference number
Coordinator Axel Johnson Holding AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 568 012
Project duration August 2021 - December 2023
Status Ongoing
Venture Calls within the Hållbar Industri area
Call Upscaling for a sustainable industry

Purpose and goal

The Swedish Wool Initiative is a project where partners from across the value chain collaborate to build system capacity, scale up the use of Swedish wool and contribute to the transition to a sustainable and circular industry for fashion, outdoor and home textiles. The project is contributing to the vision of zero waste of Swedish wool.

Expected results and effects

The project is expected to contribute to; 1) a climate-neutral and circular industry for fashion, outdoor and home textiles through the development of circular products based on the residual flow of Swedish wool; 2) a resource-efficient and resilient value chain for Swedish wool; 3) increased competitiveness for the raw material, and products of, Swedish wool, and; 4) a socially sustainable textile industry in transformation into a circular economy, e.g. through increased knowledge of circular design and product development.

Planned approach and implementation

Upscaling is made possible through capacity-building in the value chain´s processes - from infrastructure, classification and trading solutions for the Swedish wool to digital traceability, sustainability analysis and the development of a framework for circular design together with commercially scalable and circularly designed products made of Swedish wool. The project is a collaboration between actors across the value chain. Together with the project´s academic partners and expert group solutions are developed based on both research and practical experience.

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Last updated 11 November 2021

Reference number 2021-01886

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