They visited the showroom to learn more about Smart Textiles and sustainable solutions in the textile industry since the textile industry has a major role in environmental and climate policy. Mats Johansson, head of Smart Textiles Prototype Factory, presented Smart Textiles work and showcased research and prototypes developed within the initiative.
In Smart Textiles Showroom the atmosphere signals pure science fiction. But what appear are very real textile prototypes, material samples and products on the market. New ways of working, that creates new visions of what can be done, constantly develops in the area.
– What I take with me from the visit is that sustainability must be the coolest and most amazing option for people so they want to want to choose it. It’s something that I want to bring into politics, says Hanna Lidström.
Sustainability is one of three focus areas
Smart Textiles accept the challenge when it comes to research, development and production in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. Sustainable textiles are also one of Smart Textiles three focus areas. The environmental issue has a huge priority environmental and Smart Textiles are actively working to integrate sustainability in all parts of the organisation. Aspects such as durability, longevity, quality and function are key concepts of sustainable development. New sustainable solutions for the textile industry in raw materials, processing, production and use, is a significant need.
– It’s cool to see how politics and business can work together to create world-class research, says Mårten Roslund
Learn more about Smart Textiles sustainability work (link)