Kirsi Niinimäki

Kirsi Niinimäki

Fashion/Textile Futures
Associate Professor
A803 Dept. Design
Vice Head of the Department
Department of Design
Professor (Associate Professor)
Department of Design

Kirsi Niinimäki is Associate Professor in Design, especially Fashion Research, and the leader of the Fashion/Textiles Futures research group. Throughout her research Niinimäki aims towards a new, holistic understanding in the field of sustainable fashion and textiles and therefore her focus is on the connection between design, manufacturing systems, business models and consumption habits. Circular economy, strategic design, design practices and multidisciplinary collaboration are the base for her scientific knowledge building.

Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...
Postal address
Otaniementie 14 02150 Espoo Finland
Phone number
+358505693359

Honors and awards

Grant

Grant from Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation for organising Young Designers' Workshop in Finland and Japan.
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Design Jan 2019

Award, EVTEK Institute of Art and Design

Award from scientific contribution/articles
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Design Jan 2007

Honorary Award - Radical Design Week Association, China

Award as a recognition for excellent contribution to solve some of the greatest problems of our time. Competition New way of doing by the Radical Design Week Association, China.
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Design Aug 2017

Golden Medal of Honour, Ornamo, Finnish association of Designers

2011 <br/>Golden Medal of Honour, Ornamo, Finnish association of Designers. From work done to promote Finnish design in South-Korea.
Award or honor granted for academic or artistic career Department of Design Jan 2011

City of Helsinki / Taivallahden leikkipuisto: Installation, First Prize to work group Keskinen, Niinimäki, Seppä

1986 <br/>City of Helsinki / Taivallahden leikkipuisto: Art competition, First Prize to work group Keskinen, Niinimäki, Seppä. Competition organized together with University of Art and Design Helsinki and City of Helsinki.
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Design Jan 1986

Design grant from Finlayson from best sold textile collection and inspiring creative work

1988 <br/>Design grant from Finlayson from best sold textile collection and inspiring creative work.
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Design Jan 1988

The Grand Price in the First International Textile Design Competition in Taegu, South-Korea

1997 <br/>The Grand Price in the First International Textile Design Competition in Taegu, South-Korea.
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Design Jan 1997

Award, EVTEK Institute of Art and Design

2006 <br/>Award, EVTEK Institute of Art and Design (from publicity work, Espoo Housing fair)
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Design Jan 2006

Award of best oral presentation in conference From Fiber to Consumers: Convergent Approach to Fashion Stream & Eco & Tech

2012 Award of best oral presentation in conference From Fiber to Consumers: Convergent Approach to Fashion Stream & Eco & Tech. August 15.8.2012.Organised by The Korean Society for Clothing Industry (KSCI).
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Design Jan 2012

Publication bonus awarded by dean, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Finland

2012 <br/>Publication award from scientific articles in 2011. Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture.
Award or honor granted for academic or artistic career Department of Design Jan 2012

Research groups

  • Fashion/Textile Futures

Publications

Exploring the role of social life cycle assessment in transition to circular economy: A systematic review

Anubhuti Bhatnagar, Anna Härri, Jarkko Levänen, Kirsi Niinimäki 2024 Resources, Conservation and Recycling

Data in Textile Circulation

Sheenam Jain, Susanna Horn, Kirsi Niinimäki 2024 Recycling and lifetime management in the textile and fashion sector

Designing for (extended) product and material lifetimes

Kirsi Niinimäki 2024 Recycling and lifetime management in the textile and fashion sector

Textiles and Garment Lifetimes

Kirsi Niinimäki 2024 Recycling and lifetime management in the textile and fashion sector

From postconsumer cotton towels to new cotton textile fibers

Inge Schlapp-Hackl, Marja Rissanen, Krishna Ojha, Daisuke Sawada, Kasia Gorniak, Elina Onkinen, Kirsi Niinimäki, Herbert Sixta 2024 Journal of Applied Polymer Science

Social, environmental, and economic value in sustainable fashion business models

Thorey S. Thorisdottir, Lara Johannsdottir, Esben Rahbek Gjerdrum Pedersen, Kirsi Niinimäki 2024 Journal of Cleaner Production