Abelia is the business association of Norwegian knowledge and technology based enterprises. The members are ICT, telecom, education, research, consulting, creative industries and nonprofit organizations.
OsloMet is Norway's largest state university college. NFH cooperates closely with OsloMet, particularly the study of art, design, fashion and production. The college is represented in the steering group.
NFH has entered a cooperation with OECD, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The focus will be on responsible business practices and sustainability for Norwegian fashion brands.
DNB is one of Norway's largest financial groups. They have a full range of financial services. For NFH's members, DNB is an important financial support player, through a favorable business agreement for cluster companies.
Norwegian Industrial Property Office
NFH has entered a cooperation agreement with the Norwegian Industrial Property Office to raise IPR competence and brand protection as a competitive advantage.
Gs1 manage the barcode standard used by retailers, manufacturers and suppliers. They are a global, neutral, non-profit standards organisation that brings efficiency and transparency to the supply chain. GS1 Norway work with NFH members to provide a common language for the industry.
Oslo Business Region develop arenas, networks and tools to support startups to successfully launch and grow their business ideas. They cooperate with companies, knowledge institutions and other development agencies in the region to highlight leading R&D and business sectors. Oslo Business Region is a limited company fully owned by the city of Oslo, Department of Business Development and Public Ownership.
NFH cooperates with DogA, especially related to the Needlework & Technology conference. DogA aims to promote understanding, knowledge and use of design and architecture in business and society otherwise. It’s a popular meeting place for design and architecture with a diverse program of exhibitions, conferences and meetings.
Together with Innovation Norway's Office in Italy, NFH has established and conducted (first time in 2016) an education course for NFH members in the cluster. This is a project that the cluster management facilitates together with the Bocconi University in Milan.
NFH has collaborated with Music Norway on the project Brand Norway, where fashion industry and the music industry join forces to strengthen the Norwegian brand.
Ethical Trading Initiative Norway
IEH is a resource centre and an advocate for ethical trade practices. NFH has entered a partnership with Ethical Trading Initiative Norway to cooperate on trade which promotes human rights, workers’ rights, development and environmental standards. It's an important partnership for NFH to further develop a sustainable industry.
Deloitte is the brand under which tens of thousands of dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate to provide audit & assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax and related services to select clients. NFH has entered a cooperation agreement with Deloitte to establish good terms and legal assistance for NFH members.
NFH has entered a partnership with SINTEF, which will be a close partner in the cluster's R & D projects. SINTEF is one of Europe's largest independent research institutes.
Foreign ministries & embassies
Foreign ministries and embassies are good partners for the cluster and its member companies. The cooperation concerns network and NPR funds for activities and assistance in selected markets.
IN's foreign offices
NFH has close contact and dialogue with Innovation Norway's foreign offices in relevant markets for NFH members.
UPS is the world's largest package delivery company and one of the leading global providers of specialized transportation and logistics services. NFH has entered a cooperation agreement with UPS to enhance shipping and logistics opportunities for NFH members.
Nordic Choice is one of the Nordic region's largest hotel groups. Their work is based on the bottom line philosophy of people, planet, profit. Nordic Choice gives NFH members benefits through a corporate agreement.
NFH has entered a cooperation agreement with Delogue, to assist member companies with business analysis and digitization of the design process. The collaboration focuses on product and information management, as well as communication.
Le New Black
A sales management platform for fashion wholesale businesses, french pioneer of digital wholesale since 2009, allows 270 brands to increase their productivity and wholesale results through powerful sales suite and sales supervision tools. NFH has entered a cooperation agreement with Le New Black.
The VOCAST Brand Sharing Platform is a digital showroom built into your website. Digital showroom, file sharing, email, campaigns, press and influencer net work in one product.NFH has entered a cooperation agreement with VOCAST.
NFH has entered a cooperation agreement with Thon Hotels, to provide favorable offers for members of the cluster. The Olav Thon Group has hotels in Norway, Sweden, Brussels and Rotterdam.
Onsagers is Norway’s largest IP law firm, assisting clients within areas such as trademarks, brand protection, designs, copyright and marketing law. With a dedicated fashion and design industry team, Onsagers will cater to the industries challenges and provide cost-efficient and clear-cut advice.
Visit Oslo is working to market Oslo as a destination and has a close relationship with Oslo Municipality. They have been a collaborator in connection with the Needlework & Technology Knowledge Conference, and have a letter of intent to promote Norwegian fashion on their platforms.
School of Fashion Industry
SoFI - School of Fashion Industry is a vocational school offering a practical education in fashion industry. The school offers two-year courses of fashion design and fashion Industry, as well as the six-month course in fashion consultancy. The schools vision is to educate skilled professionals who are attractive to the fashion industry.SoFI is owned by Intendia Group - one of Scandinavia's leading education groups with operations in Sweden and Norway.