Radical solutions that contribute to change, can only be developed if the industry and partners collaborate . Collaboration is the answer to the challenges of our time, and necessary to alter the status quo and create new arenas for sustainable growth.
Innovation and development
The cluster aims at increasing competitiveness of the fashion industry through skills building and facilitating innovation in the intersection between different industries and sectors. The cluster works to increase the access to capital for growth and development, and to promote professional and sustainable value chains in the industry.
Access to global markets
Taking Norwegian Fashion abroad. Fashion is a global industry and market. Improving both the reputation and the strategic positioning of the industry by participating internationally is key. International networks create opportunities for showcasing Norwegian Fashion, which in turn can increase international presence and sales of Norwegian brands.
Positioning of the Norwegian fashion industry
NFH works towards building the Norwegian fashion industry´s reputation and position among stakeholders such as the press, the government and the populace. We especially work towards communication Norwegian fashion as sustainable and something reflecting Norwegian identity and way of life.
Norwegian Fashion Hub is an “Arena” cluster and part of the Norwegian Clusters of expertise program financed and developed by Siva, Forskningsrådet and Innovation Norway. Founded in 2014, NFH work as a peer-to-peer industry cluster, facilitating cooperation between Norwegian textile and fashion brands in a large and complex business sector. NFH is an arena for exchanging knowledge, providing unison solutions, mutual promotion and education.
The board consists of cluster members and partners:
Glenn Veiby, Blender Agency (chairman)
Alexander Helle, Norwegian Rain
Pernille Siem, Lillelam,
Siv So Hee Steinaa, OsloMet
Gisle Mariani Mardal, NFH
Cathrine Dehli, Footstep
Harald Lunde Helgesen, HaikW
Preben Carlsen, Sandkassa Innovasjon / Trigger
Mette Mari Brett Heyerdahl, Orkla
Gineline Kalleberg, It´s Kaos
Elisabeth Stray Pedersen, Lillunn/ ESP
Anne Cathrine Morseth, Innovation Norway (observer)
Joakim Marstrander, Deloitte (observer)
Norwegian Fashion Hub is owned by it´s members and managed by Nye og Kloke Hoder AS. Linda Refvik serves as cluster leader, Elin Kathrine Saunes as manager together with Thomas Rosten as project manager and Gisle Mardal as head of innovation.