H&M ploughs reclaimed cotton into new styles

H&M ploughs reclaimed cotton into new styles

Swedish clothing retailers H&M said on Thursday it had collected five tonnes of used clothing, with a new collection of jeans made from 20 percent recycled fibres. But the company also admitted ethical dilemmas ahead.

PM responds to 11-year-old’s accusatory letter

PM responds to 11-year-old’s accusatory letter

An 11-year-old girl's adorable letter to the Prime Minister asked why, "if you're the one in charge", he chops down Swedish forests. The reply, penned in officialese, was exhaustive, but left several questions unanswered.

Beggar for a day: ‘Only children looked at me’

Beggar for a day: ‘Only children looked at me’

A Swedish local politician who pretended to be a beggar for five hours tells The Local about the shame, the physical pain, and being seen only by passing children and the few people who photographed her "like an object".

Swedish pupils’ maths skills don’t add up

Swedish pupils’ maths skills don’t add up

The majority of Swedish high-school students can't work out simple sums, researchers have warned after grading a math skill test taken by 1,500 pupils in Sweden. They were stumped that teachers had not raised the alarm.

Swedes pay $27 for ‘bargain strawberries’

Swedes pay $27 for ‘bargain strawberries’

The year's first batch of Swedish strawberries went under the hammer in Stockholm on Wednesday, with growers fetching 175 kronor ($27) per punnet. But the price was nothing compared to last year.

Record number of people leave Sweden

Record number of people leave Sweden

The number of people who left Sweden behind last year hit the historic levels seen when Swedes headed to America in droves, Statistics Sweden noted on Thursday.

Israeli lawyer in Sweden to talk settlements

Israeli lawyer in Sweden to talk settlements

Swedish MPs have invited Israeli lawyer Calev Myers to hold a seminar at the Riksdag on Thursday, but some observers question whether he represents the Israeli public opinion.

Sweden’s tough drug laws leave addicts behind

Sweden’s tough drug laws leave addicts behind

Even though's Sweden has one of Europe's lowest consumption rates of recreational drugs, its zero tolerance policy may be pushing up the number of drug-related deaths.

Nobel Foundation reveals designs for new centre

Nobel Foundation reveals designs for new centre

Sweden's Nobel Foundation has announced the winning design for a building that will house the world's most prestigious prize for the first time in its 100-plus-year-history.