Circular Textile Hackathon challenged the fashion industry once again

During two days in the end of November students, entrepreneurs and company representatives participated to take on the challenge “How can we develop new services and business models and transform the consumption of clothes to become more sustainable?” on the Circular Textile Hackathon in Borås.

On the Thursday the 23th of November the second edition of Circular Textile Hackathon kicked off in the Fashion Business Center. The day was introduced with a guest lecture where Elin Johnsson Echávarry, Industry Manager at Google, held a lecture about revolutionary change and innovation. The hackathon was also guested by the entrepreneur Fredrik Timour, CEO and founder of the fashion tech company Neue Labs AB and Head of Digital Development, Swedish Fashion Council, who held a lecture about new business models in the fashion industry.

After an inspiring welcoming the participants was divided into five groups where they together got the chance to come up with a solution utilizing their mixed competencies from different disciplines. During two days the venue “Do-Tank” was filled with creativity, energy and great teamwork. On the last day of the hackathon it was time for the groups to present their final ideas.

The hackathon is a part of the project CTI (Circular Textile Initiative) which is a sustainability project that is run by Swedish Fashion Council, Re:textile, Göteborgsregionen, Region Västra Götaland, Avfall Sverige and Wargön Innovation. The ideas from Circular Textile Hackathon will now be worked through within CTI in order to be implemented on the market.

Watch the video from Circular Textile Hackathon here.