The Rag Bag, an idea sprung from the Dedicated Institute.

Creating clothes that benefit the environment

The Swedish non-profit organization Dedicated Institute works cross-disciplinary to create climate-positive projects.

Founded by entrepreneurs Michael Lind and Fredrik Wikholm, founders of Uniforms for the Dedicated and the Rag Bag and both experienced sustainability consultants, Dedicated Institute aspires to leap into a new business paradigm where collaboration between industry, academia and research programs, as well as technical development makes possible a climate-positive future.

Right now, the Dedicated Institute works with a project named From Air. In partnership with Borås Textile University in Sweden, the Smart Textiles program and leading innovators on carbon capture technology, From Air aspires to reverse global warming product by product. The science project applies new technology using greenhouse gas as feedstock to produce synthetic climate positive textiles.

« Dedicated Institute bring together talents and innovations from different fields in order to create projects that are good for people, planet and prosperity »

From Air aims to bring a systematic shift in the textile industry by using a new methane filtration production method. The idea is to create textile fibers that bind methane gases, which means less methane gases in the atmosphere and a positive effect on the climate. “If we can replace these with fibers that bind greenhouse gases, we get a double environmental effect by both reducing the fossil fuel use, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions”, says From Air coordinator Lena-Marie Jensen. The first goal is to develop a real product made with this process, showing the industry that it can be done.

With From Air and other projects, Dedicated Institute make a great example of a new type of consultancy agency, bringing together talents and innovations from different fields in order to create projects that are good for people, planet and prosperity, whatever business they are in.

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