Department of Design

Fashion/Textile Futures

Fashion/Textile Futures is a research group at Aalto University's Department of Design.
Sofia Ilmonen Biocolour
Biocolour | Design by Sofia Ilmonen | Photo by Diana Luganski

What do we do?

The Fashion/Textile Futures research group explores new perspectives on human-centered design research. The group approaches research in the field of fashion, clothing and textiles in multi-faceted ways. A strong research focus is on sustainable and circular fashion and textiles, but group members’ research activities and strengths also include material-based research, aesthetics and creativity studies, practice-based research, and strategic fashion and textile management. 

For specific inquiries, please follow the FTF researchers link to find out relevant email addresses.

Crops4Luxury project. Photo by Eeva Suorlahti.

FTF researchers

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New Silk research project

FTF research projects

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Namkyu Chun dissertation cover

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Latest publications

A Proof-of-Concept Study on Smart Gloves for Real-Time Chest Compression Performance Monitoring

Sofia Guridi Sotomayor, Henry Mauranen, Emmi Pouta, Guna Semjonova, Desale Tewelde Kahsay, Clayton Souza Leite, Riitta Rosio, Laura-Maria Peltonen, Miretta Tommila, Sanna Salanterä, Yu Xiao 2024 IEEE Access

Washable textile embedded solar cells for self-powered wearables

Elina Ilén, Farid Elsehrawy, Elina Palovuori, Janne Halme 2024 Research Journal of Textile and Apparel

Optimisation of knitted fabrics as visually concealing covers for textile-integrated photovoltaics

Farid Elsehrawy, Bettina Blomstedt, Elina Ilén, Elina Palovuori, Janne Halme 2023 Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells

Consumer Engagement in Circular Consumption Systems : a Roadmap Structure for Apparel Retail Companies

Giovana Monteiro Gomes, Natalia Moreira, Aldo Roberto Ometto 2023 Circular Economy and Sustainability

TADaCollective (costume design)

Kasia Gorniak 2023
More information on our research in the Aalto research portal.
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