It was a long time ago since the machinery of the textile industry stopt its rumbling at Simonsland. The old buildings are still here, the dye house, the weaving mill, the sewing factory and the filature but the content is new. Something that will build the foundation for the future.
The textile heritage is an important part in the identity of the city Borås. In an area that has been a home for textile production for almost 100 years you now find a new meeting point for creative businesses within textile, fashion and design; Textile Fashion Center. A creative centre for science, culture, innovation and business, mainly within textiles but also within other areas.
Textile Fashion Center includes a range of independent companies that come together in a textile cluster. It is collaboration between companies, research institutions, education, and organizations working for innovation and development. The parties form the basis of the cluster, which cooperation is know as triple helix. It is the city of Borås, the University of Borås and the trade and industry in the region. In Borås we are also adding culture with the The Textile Museum of Sweden located in Textile Fashion Center, attracting visitors to the area.
The place distinguish from other clusters through its unique environment and its unique concept. It is a combination of free thinking, knowledge and science. A place where entrepreneurship can grow with great confidence and authenticity. Here you find potential for new businesses, companies, products and research but also education and collaboration between culture and education through co-location.