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Mapping sustainable textile initiatives

And a potential roadmap for a Nordic actionplan

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This report responds to an invitation from the Nordic Council of Ministers to map out Nordic initiatives within textiles as a pre-study to the initiation of a Nordic Roadmap for Sustainable Textiles in 2015. The work has been conducted by:SIFO - National Institute for Consumer Research (Norway)SFA - Sustainable Fashion Academy (Sweden)NFA - Nordic Fashion Association/nicefashion.org (Nordic)IVL - Swedish Environmental Research Institute (Sweden)CRI - Copenhagen Resource Institute (Denmark)Nordic Committee of Senior Officials for Environmental Affairs (EK-M) has been responsible for the funding of this project. The project’s steering committee consists of representatives from members from the working groups; Nordic Chemicals Group (NKG), the Nordic Waste Group (NAG) and the Group of sustainable consumption and production (SCP) and officers from the Environmental Protection Agency in Denmark. This steering Group is jointly responsible for the direction and decisions regarding the project. NAG has been coordinating the work. Coordinator of project has been Yvonne Augustsson from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency.

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Report from the Global Leadership in Sustainable Apparel Symposium

On Tuesday, 29th January 2013 the Antonia Ax:son Johnson Foundation for Sustainable Development hosted a workshop aimed at exploring whether aspects of the SCAP (The Sustainable Clothing Roadmap & Action Plan) model could inform actions at the Swedish, Nordic or European levels. Ninety experts from the Swedish, Nordic and UK apparel industries attended. Participants included business leaders and entrepreneurs, politicians and policy makers, researchers, civil society representatives, media and investors.

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