Pilot 2 in Gina Tricot (Sweden)

As part of the Transitions project, the Nordic Textile Academy (Nordiska Textilakademin) held three workshops at Gina Tricot, a Swedish retail fashion chain designed to offer women the latest in fashion. Gina Tricot’s head office is located in Borås, Sweden. Approximately 200 employees work there, from fashion design and purchasing to marketing and accounting/finance.

These three workshops were organised on April 17th and 30th, and May 8th, 2024.

During the first workshop, approximately 50 employees working as designers and buyers participated in learning new methods, tools and practices to face the challenges ahead in the textile and fashion industry. Nordiska Textilakademin spoke about circular design and how to help consumers take care of the items in their wardrobes.

On April 30th, designers and buyers learned the hows and whys of working with mono materials and how to navigate the world of material recycling.

At the last workshop, which was only for designers and pattern makers, participants received a crash course in Clo3D to help them determine how and if they should implement 3D software into their processes.

These workshops are the result of a Loopholes session conducted with Gina Tricot’s management to identify what their next steps are in their sustainability journey.