Nordic Fashion Association

To inspire a new vision for the Nordic fashion industry

Summary

The Nordic fashion and textile industry shares a unique design heritage and craftsmanship tradition, which holds potential for competitive advantages and economic growth. Through the Nordic Fashion Association, 10 Nordic fashion organisations aim to intensify the strategic cooperation across regional and organisational boundaries to harness the added value of collaborative action

History

Nordic Fashion Association was inaugurated in 2008 by five Nordic fashion organisations with the core purpose of gathering the Nordic fashion industry and collectively embarking on the process of working with, and implementing principles for sustainable fashion. Realising the benefits of pooled resources and based on the accumulated experiences, the association is committed to unifying the Nordic fashion industry beyond a sole focus on sustainability to include collaborative export initiatives, joint international positioning and new business models. New partners dedicated to accelerate the Nordic fashion industry include Sustainable Fashion Academy, Norwegian Fashion Institute, Finatex, TEKO Sweden and Swedish Trade Federation.

Launched in 2009 as the first project under the association, the Nordic Initiative Clean and Ethical project and its focus on sustainable fashion creates a unique foundation for developing a strong Nordic fashion organisation devoted to competence building and global positioning. In a manifesto for new Nordic Fashion, Nordic Fashion Association aims to define a number of strongholds and objectives to inspire a new vision for the Nordic fashion industry and the Nordic region.

Vision

To enhance inter-Nordic cooperation to develop a stronger Nordic identity and global positioning, leading to increased export of Nordic fashion brands and products.

Mission

To inspire a new vision for the Nordic fashion industry and the Nordic region.

Services

Through the Nordic Fashion Association, 10 Nordic fashion organisations aim to intensify the strategic cooperation across regional and organisational boundaries to harness the added value of collaborative action.

References

http://nordicfashionassociation.com
https://wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-features/nordic-fashion-association-spotlights-sustainable-business-practices-11059121/
http://nordicfashionassociation.com/news/design-to-the-people/
https://www.vogue.in/fashion/content/what-can-we-learn-from-scandinavian-fashion-brands-about-sustainability
https://www.voguescandinavia.com/articles/these-emerging-brands-are-challenging-gender-and-you-need-to-know-about-them