The consumption of textiles must be reduced, but at the same time we are investing more and more in the design and sale of new products. Lecturer Essi Karell from Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and entrepreneur Melissa Kanerva from Lova Knitting talk about how this contradiction is reflected in design and business. The topics of discussion include How could the charm and trend of novelty be maintained from year to year, using the same clothes and materials? How should recyclability be considered in design?
Sustainable textile systems
What is a sustainable textile system like? What needs does it meet? And how the global textile system works now and what we need to address in particular. Professor Minna Halme answering big questions. System image mentioned in the podcast: https://finix.aalto.fi/systemicchallenges/
Has the circular economy talk gone a long way? This is what Minna Halme, the first guest professor in the Sustainable Textile Systems podcast, doubts. Minna paves the way for future episodes of the series by presenting radically different ways of implementing a circular economy in terms of ecological and economic value. Levels of the circular economy mentioned in the podcast - image: https://finix.aalto.fi/tekstiilien-kiertotalouden-tasot/
The textile industry is taking steps towards a circular economy. Pioneers are already excited about new materials and fiber recycling. However, this alone is not enough. The purchase of a new one must be reduced, repairs must be re-learned and re-use must be further intensified. How can this be done profitably, taking into account both ecological and economic value? Researchers of the FINIX project and business guests are discussing the topic. The Sustainable Textile Systems podcast is hosted by FINIX's interaction manager Sini Suomalainen. The first two intro episodes of the podcast underline the systemic perspective of the textile industry and the different levels of the circular economy that run the red thread of the podcasts. The podcasts are in Finnish.