F.E.L.T. Wool - Future Emergence of Local Textiles based on WOOL


Period: 7.9.2023 - 31.8.2025

Content: The overall goal of this project is to find ways to reduce the volume of wasted wool throughout the entire value chain of wool production. Wool is a natural material with a wide range of beneficial properties like insulation, breathability, durability and easy care to name a few. It
is a sustainable, locally produced material that is easily compostable - a soil to soil reusable material. Still, it is thrown away or destroyed in many European countries, including the Nordic and Baltic.

In this project, we will build a knowledge base about the opportunities for felting of coarser wool, investigate the availability of industrial activity, education programs related to wool and felting, and practicing crafters or artisans. To reach our goal, we aim to exchange knowledge across
different regions and sectors and build a new network between Nordic and Baltic countries. By doing so, we can also extend business collaboration for the participants, simultaneously adding value to unwanted wool. Insights from the different regions will be gathered and disseminated throughout our participants and organizations, as well as within the sectoral level consisting of farmers, artisans, designers and commercial actors.

Focus area: Bioekonomi och hållbart nyttjande av naturresurser

Campus: Raseborg

Financers: Nordplus

Project owner: Selbu Spinneri

Project manager: Ulrika Dahlberg

Partners: University of South-Eastern Norway (NO), Nordenfjeldske Fibershed (NO), Association Viva Sol (LT), University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy (EE), Rodens Ullbruk (SE)