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  • Otaniementie 14, 02150 Espoo


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Artistic and research interests

My research focuses on sustainable fashion and clothing in the context of a circular economy. More specifically, I study how clothing designers could contribute to improving sustainability and circularity of clothing textiles. I have educational and professional background in clothing design. Since 2017 I've been teaching and conducting doctoral studies at Aalto University while working in projects linked to circular economy and textiles: Trash-2-Cash, Crops4Luxury and FinixI am a member of Fashion/Textile Futures research group that approaches research in the field of fashion, clothing and textiles in multi-faceted ways. 

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Research Output

Addressing the Dialogue between Design, Sorting and Recycling in a Circular Economy

Karell, E. & Niinimäki, K., 1 Apr 2019, In : Design Journal. 22, sup1, p. 997-1013 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    65 Downloads (Pure)

    Closing the Loop: Intentional Fashion Design Defined by Recycling Technologies

    Niinimäki, K. & Karell, E., 25 Jul 2019, Technology-driven Sustainability: Innovation in the Fashion Supply chain. Vignali, G., Reid, L., Ryding, D. & Henninger, C. (eds.). Cham, Switzerland: PALGRAVE MACMILLAN, p. 7-25

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

  • Deconstructing the Clothing Design Process for a Circular Economy

    Karell, E. & Niinimäki, K., 2019, (In preparation) PLATE Product Lifetimes And The Environment 2019 - Conference Proceedings. Nissen, N. & Jaeger-Erben, M. (eds.). TU Berlin University Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

    Futures System for Textile Circularity

    Karell, E. & Niinimäki, K., 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterProfessional

    Natural Indigo: new luxury from northern fields

    Karell, E., 4 Sep 2019

    Research output: Artistic and non-textual formExhibitionArt in coproductionpeer-review

  • Projects


    National Session of European Youth Parliament

    Essi Karell (Consultant)
    4 Jan 2020

    Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy

    Dress up in wood – sustainability into fashion business

    Essi Karell (Speaker)
    18 Jul 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic or invited talk

    Product Lifetimes and the Environment (Event)

    Essi Karell (Reviewer)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesReviewer of conference article

    Role of law in promoting sustainability in global fashion industry

    Essi Karell (Speaker)
    9 Dec 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesConference presentation

    Fashion Supply Chains and Circular Economy

    Essi Karell (Speaker)
    9 Dec 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic or invited talk

    Press / Media

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    Essi Karell


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Media appearance