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Sustainable fashion and textiles


Date: Friday 3 December 2021

Time: 12.00 – 13.00

Location: Zoom

Towards a circular economy that respects and responds to planetary priorities, seminar by Tiina Häyhä and Celinda Palm, Stockholm Resilience Center


Academia: Planetary perspective for fashion and textile industry

Tiina Häyhä and Celinda Palm, Stockholm University

Global fashion and textile industry’s ‘take-make-use-waste’ value chains are pushing far beyond planet’s sustainable limits. Large scale and long-term perspectives are needed to avoid spillover effects and problem shifting in actions taken in the fashion sector. A transition to a circular economy has been proposed as as a way for the fashion industry to tackle global environmental challenges. We link circular economy principles with the planetary boundaries framework, helping to set business decision making within its globally interconnected social and environmental context.
Tiina Häyhä is a researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University. Her research focuses on sustainable circularity from an ecological economics perspective and developing approaches for operationalising global sustainability at national and sectoral levels.

Celinda Palm is a PhD candidate at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University. Her transdisciplinary research focuses on the sustainable circularity of the global fashion system to understand the relationship between everyday practices and the Earth's systems.


Industry: Sustainable materials for textile industry – Case: SPINNOVA

Pia Qvintus, Business Development Director, Spinnova

Pia Qvintus works as Business Development Director in Finnish growth company Spinnova, which produces the most sustainable textile materials in the world.
She has a long experience in managing organizations developing new biobased materials at VTT Technical Research Center of Finland. She has also worked in Finpro and Business Finland helping Finnish start ups in bioeconomy area in going international.
Since 2019 she has been working in Spinnova.

Chair:Aji Mathew

Panel discussion lead by: Anna Sobek

The seminar will be held through Zoom, please join on link below