Our mission

ASFB is an independent organization created by and for the Swedish fashion industry, with the purpose of bringing together, supporting and promoting the industry itself. The organization works to further the Swedish fashion industry’s professional, cultural and academic impact, nationally and globally. Through a number of different projects and initiatives, ASFB aims to contribute to the industry’s economic growth and increase opportunities for those working within it. The core activities of the organization focus on exporting, encouraging and supporting entrepreneurship and innovation and the high quality that characterizes Swedish fashion design.

ASFB was created November 23rd 2009 by fashion brands Acne Studios, Cheap Monday, Filippa K, Hope, Tiger of Sweden and Whyred, together with the fashion magazine Bon, communications agency Patriksson Communication and VisitSweden. Since then, many of Sweden’s leading fashion brands have joined the organization.

Vision

To contribute to economic growth and to position Sweden as a prominent industry influencer and cultural contributor on the global fashion market

The organization shall:

  • Nurture interests of the Swedish fashion industry on a national and global level
  • Contribute to increased international positioning and export of Swedish fashion
  • Support entrepreneurship, innovation and formation of Swedish designers and fashion companies
  • Drive industry discussion on sustainability

Board of directors

President
Lena Patriksson Keller, Patriksson Communication

Vice president
Krister Ragnarsson, Bon

Board members

Ellen Dixdotter, Hope
Ewa Kumlin, Svensk Form
Håkan Ström, independent
Jennie Rosén,  Ann-Sofie Back
Jockum Hallin, Our Legacy
Karin Söderlind, House of Dagmar
Thomas Brühl, independent

Suppliants

David Thunmarker, Oscar Jacobsson
Lee Cotter, independent
Maj-La Pizzelli, ATP Atelier

Election committee

Fredrik Blank, Blank
Håkan Ström, independent
Kristina Lindhe, Lexington
Linn Persson, Rodebjer
Åsa Sånemyr, Hope

Senior Advisor

Ingrid Giertz-Mårtenson


Secretary-general

Emma Ohlson
+46 70 752 49 58
emma.ohlson@asfb.se

Communications Manager

Jakob Lindqvist (On leave)
+46 70 788 29 45
jakob.lindqvist@asfb.se