Organization profile

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. 

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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  • Aalto Awards 2022: Aalto Research Impact Award

    Ahola, Susanna (Recipient), Hummel, Michael (Recipient), Kruus, Kristiina (Recipient), Kääriäinen, Pirjo (Recipient) & Laine, Janne (Recipient), 2022

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

  • Aalto Awards 2022: Education Impact award

    Vuori, Rasmus (Recipient), Bratton, Christopher (Recipient) & Kääriäinen, Pirjo (Recipient), 2022

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work


    Saavala, Sini (Recipient), Niinimäki, Kirsi (Supervising professor), Peltonen, Elina (Advisor) & Salo, Aamu (Advisor), 17 Oct 2022

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work