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Sustainable textile systems: Co-creating resource-wise business for Finland in global textile networks (FINIX)

The Finix project will co-create new textile business in Finland in ways that promote global sustainable development. The dominant textile industry relies on low-quality products and fast-fashion business models. It is water, waste and pollution intensive, and takes land from food production. Manufacturing in low-cost countries frequently violates human rights, and results in lower than living level wages.

Finix brings together large companies, SMEs, start-ups from textile, forest and waste management industries along with NGOs and policymakers, to co-create a more sustainable textile system with a solid scientific basis. Our emerging textile paradigm for circular economy comprises the use of fibres from recycled textiles, agriwaste and wood; design for different lifetimes; business models for long textile lifespans using durable materials and supportive services for sharing and repairing; and digital technologies for reverse logistics (traceability, recognition, sorting).

More information

Project leader at SYKE, Senior Research Scientist Susanna Horn, forename.surname@ymparisto.fi

 

Finix-project homepage: https://finix.aalto.fi/

Twitter: @Finixrevolution

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/finixrevolution/

 

Publications

Niinimäki, K., Peters, G., Dahlbo, H., Perry, P., Rissanen, T. & Gwilt, A. 2020. The environmental price of fast fashion. Nature Reviews Earth & Environment 1: 189-200.

Published 2020-04-17 at 16:39, updated 2020-05-22 at 10:48