Disruptive system innovation of Swedish wool processing – step 1

The project ran between April 2019 and February 2020.

The aim of the project has been to investigate the possibility of developing the value chain for the Swedish wool that is currently being wasted.

The result from the prototypes shows great promise for using Swedish wool. Four prototype yarns have been produced, and yarn types and mixes of wool have been compared. Prototypes were produced in Whole Garment machines using the prototype yarn. The results show that Swedish wool has good potential for large-scale production. However, further tests and development are needed on a larger scale, especially when it comes to wool combinations and worsted yarn, and how these can be used in specific applications on the market.

The results from the business lab have strengthened the project’s initial hypothesis that Swedish wool can, and should, be processed to a greater extent than is currently done. This is both from a commercial but also an environmental perspective. Both calculations and market analysis show clear demand for Swedish-made yarn.


Tomorrow Textiles, Wargön Innovation, Ullkontoret, Högskolan Borås, Ullförmedlingen, A New Sweden and Tiger of Sweden.


The project’s budget was 454 000 SEK.