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Knowledge Areas

Collected knowledge and continuous monitoring of developments worldwide

The knowledge areas are an important part of Textile and Fashion 2030, which through the participants’ good knowledge of research developments contribute to the platform’s role as catalyst, facilitator, and accelerator for the sustainable development of the textile and fashion sector and its value chains.

Three areas

Textile & Fashion 2030 works in three areas of knowledge to contribute to the competence development and training of the platform’s stakeholders. These areas are chosen to cover the textile value chain and all actors should be able to find a good fit.

  • Materials, Chemistry, and Recycling
  • Product Design, Production, and Technology
  • Business Models and Consumption

See a list of participants in the knowledge groups 

The areas are bound together by the design perspective and the system perspective and cover the entire textile value chain. The main tasks of the knowledge areas are monitoring of worldwide developments, input into policy, and project generation, as well as education and skills development.

The purpose of the knowledge areas is to create a neutral meeting place where experts in textiles, fashion, and sustainability can work together on sustainability issues, external monitoring, policy, education and project generation.

Desired effect

More collaboration, cooperation, projects and efforts for an environmentally sustainable value chain in the textile sector.

Increased awareness of the challenges and gaps that exist and their impact on the value chain.

Knowledge and consensus that lead to the right steps being taken to create environmentally sustainable textile processes.


Type of activity
Collaboration & project generation

Number planned during establishment
Approximately 5 meetings per year

Main target group
Selected players in the textile and fashion industry, such as industry organizations, researchers, authorities, and initiatives.