Materials, Textile & Fashion Design
Research is closely connected to the Fashion/Textile FUTURES research group, ChemArts collaboration and the FaCT Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design Major (Master’s Programme in Design).
Examples of current funded projects
T-REX (external link)
T-REX Project brings together 12 major players from across the entire value chain to create a harmonised EU blueprint and business opportunities for closed loop sorting, and recycling of household textile waste.
New Cotton (external link)
The New Cotton Project harnesses collaboration and cutting-edge technology to create circular fashion
See the other foci of Aalto Design Research
Design for Sustainability
Development of new sustainable materials, research on product/service systems for sustainability, sustainable consumption and research on sustainability transitions.
Codesign and Human-Centred Design
Codesign and Human-Centred Design research includes co-design, service design, interaction design, user experience, end-user innovation and open design.
Practice-Based Design Research
Practice-based design research includes artistic research, design-driven exploration on emerging technologies and materials, and the action research–oriented development of new design methods and approaches.