Many companies have adopted a proactive approach to the environment, with the aim of utilizing natural resources more efficiently and reducing the environmental impact of production processes, transportation and products. From green chemistry to nanotechnology, any number of fields present opportunities for dramatic environmental improvements.

Sustainable hosiery made from recycled nylon

A fossil-based, delicate disposable; anyone who has found a run in their brand new tights may be forgiven for calling sustainable hosiery an oxymoron. Nevertheless, Swedish Stockings are here to challenge that view, with recycled yarns and zero-waste manufacturing.

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A counterweight to fast fashion

Specialized products and fast fashion changes is the norm in the clothing industry. But a Swedish sustainability-focused outdoor brand is pulling in the opposite direction: their design philosophy is to make durable garments with many applications, that can stay with their owner for a long time. To promote this idea, the stores are turned into hubs for circularity.

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A catalyst of sustainable fashion

The non-profit H&M Foundation is working for sustainable development and textile innovation. A new kind of fiber recycling is one of the results – sustainable fashion's biggest innovation competition is another.

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New textile fibers rising from the froth

The circular transformation of the textile industry may have begun in Kristinehamn, Sweden. Here, the first large-scale recycling of old cotton clothes into new textile fibers is taking place.

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Membranes replace old mercury technology

Stenungsund is the backbone of Swedish PVC production. The old mercury-based process is now replaced - a move that will save 20 percent energy, make the product cleaner, and reduce emissions to the sea.

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The Swedish project Advantage Environment provides information about existing and future products designed to reduce environmental impacts.

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