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Finding eco-friendly alternatives to cotton — in the forest

Finnish researchers are now making fabric from trees, cardboard and old newspapers as a possible alternative to cotton.

Norwegians are the most critical of the niqab and burka in the Nordics

Norway is more critical of face-covering garments like the niqab and burka than their Nordic neighbours, shows new Pew Research survey.

The ideal clothing for extremely low temperatures

If the Norwegian oil and gas industry is heading into the Arctic, it must be dressed for the occasion. This requires unique specialist technical expertise.

Worsted wool was once Norway’s ersatz silk

There was a time when the King forbade Norwegian commoners from wearing silk clothing. The result caused British worsted wool to become all the fashion in Norway.

Tailor-made for the aquaculture sector

Fish husbandry workers have played an active part in developing work clothing tailor-made for their wet, windy and messy working conditions.

Recreating clothes from the Iron Age

A few years ago, the oldest known piece of clothing ever discovered in Norway, a tunic dating from the Iron Age, was found on a glacier in Breheimen. Now about to be reconstructed using Iron Age textile techniques, it is hoped the tunic will inspire Norwegian fashion designers.