Mapping Wool Flows

Wool production and sheep farming is deeply interwoven into the DNA of Iceland’s tradition. Under the right conditions, wool plays an important role as a renewable fibre in the circular economy. However, compared with the masses of imported (cheap) clothes, its contribution to local textile consumption is small. Which other renewable resources could help diversify Iceland’s textile industry? How can we make better use of locally produced resources as well as imported textiles that quickly become waste?

Within the CENTRINNO project and in collaboration with Metabolic, we have mapped the flows of wool, wool waste and imported textiles to identify opportunities for a more regenerative fibre production in Iceland. See here: