About the Swedish School of Textiles

The Swedish School of Textiles at the University of Borås is an internationally leading textile and fashion higher education institution. We have unique skills and knowledge within textile and fashion design, textile technology, and textile management covering the entire textile value chain.

We have an outstanding machine park where students, researchers, and companies can meet and let their ideas flourish. Students, teachers, and researchers come here from all over the world to develop the textile and fashion field. Many of the best student degree projects in the world are conducted at the Swedish School of Textiles.

We are also leading the national platform for sustainable fashion and textiles – Textile & Fashion 2030, a task given by the Swedish government.

The Swedish School of Textiles is a part of the University of Borås, a higher education institution that has approximately 19,000 students and 830 employees. The Swedish School of Textiles is located in the Textile Fashion Center, a textile hub where education, companies, incubators, and more meet, all under the same roof, in Borås in southwestern Sweden, a city renowned for its long textile history.

From A to Z

Our knowledge of the entire textile value chain is both broad and deep. Our research deals with everything from fibres and recycling to design and textile management. In fact, our comprehensiveness means the Swedish School of Textiles is at the forefront internationally. Our ability to offer cutting-edge educational programmes in design, management, and technology in a technically advanced and interdisciplinary environment is unique.

Heritage and environment

Borås, Sweden has a long textile tradition. We live and breathe textile knowledge and textile history. The Swedish School of Textiles shares this longstanding textile heritage. Our environments radiate an authenticity felt in the soul.  The sustainable textiles – and hopefully lifestyle – of the future take shape here. In addition, our connections to business and industry are a tangible benefit to all involved. Students have the opportunity to establish partnerships with business, industry, and academia – even before they graduate.

International reputation

The Swedish School of Textiles is quite well known, both nationally and internationally. And the world keeps its eyes on us. World-leading companies and well-known brands come here to learn from us – and we from them. This is something of which we are especially proud. The brand of the Swedish School of Textiles has a strong appeal. This gives us many advantages, such as recognition and credibility, to name a few. We are many students’ first choice. 

The textile family

When you study at the Swedish School of Textiles, you are part of a proud and exclusive group. The same family includes those who teach, work, or research at the Swedish School of Textiles. One way we come together is through our valuable alumni network. Students, the school, business, industry, and professionals can all share their knowledge. The power of being able to turn to one another is significant. Just as one does in a family.

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The Swedish School of Textiles is a part of Textile Fashion Center

Textile Fashion Center brings together research, education, entrepreneurship, innovation, and culture for inspiration and development in the future of the textile and fashion industry.

Learn more about Textile Fashion Center