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Seminar Oct 31: Sustainable Fashion and Textiles

News: Oct 23, 2017

Kirsi Niinimäki will introduce her research “From Users to Systems in Sustainable Fashion”.
David Goldsmith will introduce his research “WomenWeave: A Mixed-Model Artisan Fashion Case”, a case study of a handloom textile manufacturer in India, WomenWeave, and how they work with sustainability, also from a social perspective.
Their introductions are then followed by a discussion.

Kirsi Niinimäki is associate Professor in Design, especially in Fashion Research and her research fields covers fashion, clothing and textile research. She is team leader for the Fashion/Textiles Futures Research Group and Study Program Head in Fashion BA and Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design MA at Aalto University. Her research interest is focused on sustainable fashion and textile design, strategic sustainable design, circular economy and re-directive design, which lead to sustainable consumption. Kirsi has published several articles about sustainable product-service systems for clothing, ethical aspects and for instance about “green aesthetics” and normative beauty.

David Goldsmith is a PhD candidate at the Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås, and educator at Parsons The New School for Design in New York, and The Handloom School in Maheshwar, India. His research is focused on the relationships between small scale and local textile production, design management, fashion, and sustainability. In his research he has for several years followed WomenWeave, a handloom, textile manufacturer in Maheschwar, India.

Time: 31 October 11 – 12
Place: Lilla Hörsalen, HDK (Kristinelundsgatan 6-8, Göteborg)


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