Textile & Fashion 2030 and Science Park Borås participated in the Swedish event-industry’s first climate conference ever at the music festival in Way Out West in Gothenburg on august 11th and 12th, organized by Greentopia.

The conference attracted managers, developers, researchers, and various other concerning parties to address climate issues and discuss how the music and event industry can contribute to alleviating them. The event focused on three main themes: food and beverages, transport, and textile.

Science Park Borås took over the stage on Friday, in front of the headline: “Transitioning textile and fashion”. On stage were Jonas Larsson, lecturer at the Swedish School of Textiles, who was joined by Celinda Palm, researcher at Stockholm Resilience Center, to highlight the level of waste the fashion industry is responsible for and explore opportunities for transition.

Greentopia is a Swedish network that embodies the effort to use events as a means drive sustainable transition, by spreading knowledge and inducing collaboration between actors. The climate conference at Way Out West was the first step in establishing a deeper awareness of climate-related challenges in the event-industry.

More information can be found here: Fashion and sustainability in focus at Greentopia @ Way Out West – Textile & Fashion 2030 (textileandfashion2030.se)