THREAD is a dynamic and innovative collaboration of diverse partners from business, design, education, research and refugee support agencies aiming to achieve life-changing results for women who are forging new lives in Denmark.

Integration is a key problem for refugees and their host countries. This project seeks to help solve this problem by developing and testing a pioneering themed model of Empowerment, Employment and Entrepreneurship opportunities. The model offers a step-change programme to women refugees with differing levels of life experience and educational qualifications, which may be accessed according to their individual confidence and competence.

New initiative in Kolding: Textile craft (Arabic: fenuun) workshop generating jobs, friendships and new designs (in Danish).

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Facts about THREAD

Full title of the project:
Textile Hub for Refugees' Empowerment, Employment and Entrepreneurship Advancement in Denmark - a new model

Funded by Innovationsfonden:
DKK 4,8 mill.

Total budget of the project:
DKK 6,6 mill.

Duration of the project:
2,5 years

PI: Marie-Louise Nosch


Jane Malcolm-Davies, Associate Professor
Centre for Textile Research
University of Copenhagen
Tel.: +45 26 20 22 09

Egzona Haxha, Coordinator
Centre for Textile Research
University of Copenhagen
Tel.: +45 60 86 32 17


Activities held by THREAD

Textile Talks
Weekly meeting where you can meet us and talk about textile. 
In Danish
In English

Textile Techniques
We offer inspiration, assistance, and education to refugee women in embroidery, knitting, crochet, and weaving. See when and where:
In Danish
In Arab

Knitting event
In Danish

Workshop with pelts
In Danish