- Who we are
The IACDE Nordic Chapter is a local chapter in Sweden and a member of the IACDE International organisation.
The chapter was founded in February 2014. Our aim is to create a platform and a forum for knowledge transfer and networking between our members from the apparel industry in Sweden and as we grow in the Nordic countries. This is made possible by arranging themed events for our members.
We are planning to hold one to two themed full day events per year where we gather our members to listen to speakers, take part in workshops/discussions and to network.
In the Nordic Chapter today we have 60+ design members from 20+ companies. They are pattern makers, pattern designers and technical designers from different parts of the Swedish apparel industry. They come from both the men’s and women’s wear brands and they are working with tailored garments, casualwear, sportswear and denim. We also have three Swedish schools represented in the chapter. We are the networking platform for all sectors of pattern designers worldwide. Continuing to shape the future of tailored, casual, denim and sports fashion.
”The knowledge sharing within IACDE has been my source of inspiration since joining the organisation in 2010. There have always been interesting and innovative learnings at each event. Through the organisation I have also met many interesting people across the globe. This is why I am an IACDE spokesperson and why I took part in founding the local chapter in Sweden. I look forward to continue bridging people with knowledge and sharing this with all the young talents of our organisation.”
Hans Olsson, Senior 3D Pattern Developer Calvin Klein Europe"