Designed for Circularity – Textile Innovations from Finland
We need a sustainability revolution in how we make, use and dispose of textiles
How can we construct designs suitable for longterm use? Which designs are possible to recycle at the end of their lifetime? Does textile waste and circular economy make out the basis of success for the fashion of the future? What prevents and enables textile recycling? How can we recycle textile materials more effectively, creating a circular system?
Finland's long tradition in design, digital innovations and cellulose processing are now offering an excellent basis to solve some of the most striking challenges in the textile industry. The change starts already on the designer's desk, makes use of new material innovations, and restructures the way the garments are produced and used. All this is based on data transparency throughout the production chain.
Associate Professor of design and fashion, Kirsi Niinimäki from Aalto University in Helsinki, will lead the discussion with:
Elina Ibounig, Head of Sustainability & New Business Development at Marimekko, will share Marimekko’s new ambitious sustainability strategy and talk about Marimekko’s journey towards leaving no trace.
Petri Alava, CEO, will share the story of Infinited Fiber Company and its technology for creating premium textile fiber from textile waste.
Laura Roman, Head of Operations, will illustrate how the sustainability challenges are turned into an asset at Finnish outdoor brand Halti.
Ina Budde, CoFounder and CEO of circular.fashion will share experience on building a software solution for circular design and closed loop recycling.
Photo: Ahonen & Lamberg