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Workwear for healthcare

General description

This project has investigated three garments; a pair of blue pants with cuffs, a pair of white pants with zipper and waistband and a warm vest. Using different scenarios, the garments were developed for improved expediency and increased lifespan. The garments in the project are used as workwear for healthcare staff with the aim of increased comfort, a roomy fit in order to provide freedom of movement and for the use of men and women alike.

Material specification

50 % cotton, 50 % polyester


Västra Götalandsregionen (VGR) och a.industri


The aim of Västra Götalandsregion is to increase the amount of sustainable textiles in its operations and increase the lifespan of existing products. Currently, the region sees high figures of waste and cassation as well as perceived wearability problems with certain products by healthcare staff.

Sustainable benefits

Market readiness

Pilot Scale

Circular design

All group objects:

Recyclable Workwear Showpiece: Paper dress Monomaterial loungewear Workwear for healthcare

Knowledge Areas

All Exposé objects are tagged with one or several areas based on a textile value chain perspective.


Product & Design

Each decision during product development affects sustainability and circularity. To develop products with lower environmental impact, the design team needs to be well aware of each component and process, and their individual and combined effect on the final product and its longevity.

One challenge is having comprehensive knowledge regarding sutainability when it comes to all of the components and processes that are a part of the production and lifetime of the garment. An additional challenge is implementing alternative design methods that do not require virgin components. Ongoing research inspires and shows methods to re-make existing products to have new functionalities and designs with an upgraded look.

With higher traceability when it comes to materials, components, and processes, there are increased possibilities for more conscious decisions. If communicated well, this gives the consumer a better basis for decisions.

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