Essi Karell

Doctoral Candidate

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Artistic and research interests

My research focuses on recyclability of clothing textiles from the perspective of design. More specifically, I study how clothing designers could contribute to improved textile recycling in a circular economy.

Having education and professional background in clothing design, focus on the design practice in my doctoral thesis is a natural choice for me. I graduated from Aalto University in 2014, after which I've worked as a sportswear designer in the clothing industry. 

Since 2017, I have been conducting doctoral studies at Aalto University and working for research projects related to circular economy and textiles, such as Trash-2-Cash and Crops4Luxury

Currently, I'm working in Finix project, which aims for co-creation of a circular textile production and consumption system in Finland through multidisciplinary collaboration.

I 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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