BERLIN 20161007. Drottningen besökte gallerian Bikini Berlin och utställningen ”Everything you can imagine is real” av Bea Szenfeld och Pompe Hedengren där även drottningen inledningstalade på seminariet om hållbart mode som ägde rum i anslutning till utställningen. Onsdagen den 5 oktober 2016 inleds Kungaparets fyra dagar långa statsbesök i Tyskland. Med på resan är utrikesminister Margot Wallström, barn-, äldre- och jämställdhetsminister Åsa Regnér, närings- och innovationsminister Mikael Damberg samt en näringslivsdelegation.
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H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden carries unique innovation from Smart Textiles on a state visit in Berlin

During the royal couple’s state visit in Berlin this Friday H.M. Queen Silvia wears a unique scarf made by Smart Textiles through the project Textiles back to Textile. The scarf is made of recycled cotton and Swedish forest and is a gift to the Queen showing Swedish textile innovation.

During the day H.M. Queen Silvia opened the acclaimed exhibition “Everything you can imagine is real” and the seminar “Facing the Fashion Paradigm Shift” in Bikini Berlin. During the opening the Queen mentioned the scarf’s unique material made of recycled cotton and Swedish forest. The Queen also talked about the importance of the research to find new and more environmentally friendly way of producing clothes and the need to find alternatives to the traditional production and consumption of fashion to contribute to global development that is sustainable in the long term.

The sustainable scarf is an innovation derived from the project Textiles back to Textile. By combining innovative textile processes, this scarf has been produced. It is the first of its kind, made of recycled cotton and Swedish forest spun into new fibers. This unique prototype has been designed, knitted, digital printed and sewn in the Swedish School of Textiles labs. The scarf shows good cooperation between academia and industry with a focus on sustainability that strengthens Swedish innovation.

– Sustainable Textile is one of the societal challenges where Sweden makes a difference. It feels great that H.M. Queen Silvia pay attention to it, says Lena-Marie Jensen, head of Smart Textiles Business Innovation.

The King and Queen were on a state visit to Germany October 5th to 8th at the invitation of Federal President Joachim Gauck. The four-day visit takes place in the cities of Berlin, Hamburg, Wittenberg and Leipzig.