AaltoTEXTILES is a network linking all textile-material related activities within design, technology and business at Aalto University and showcasing the versatility and high artistic level of textile design at the School of Art, Design and Architecture.

AaltoTEXTILES acts as a facilitator for cross-disciplinary work in the context of sustainability and creativity.

AaltoTEXTILES is an active knowledge network generating new research projects and organizing collaboration with companies, both in national and international context.

F/T Futures

The Fashion/Textile Futures research group explores new perspectives on human-centered design research. A strong research focus is on sustainable and circular fashion and textiles.


The main objective is to inspire students and researchers to explore biomaterials together and to create new concepts for the future use of cellulose and other biomaterials.


High-quality textile fibres from wood and other cellulosic materials
several projects since 2013


The New Road to Silk: Bio-based production of silk-like materials
Academy of Finland 2017–2020

Wearable Systems Lab

Wearable Systems Lab provides facilities for developing and testing prototypes of eTextiles-based wearable devices and augmented/virtual/mixed reality applications and devices.


Master’s Programme in Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design — Holistic thinking, creativity and innovation at the core of Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design

Aalto Fashion

A creative community that studies diverse aspects of fashion.


Aalto University’s spring fashion events have established their position in the world’s fashion, clothing and textiles sector.

28 May, 2021
online: aalto.fashion

Textiles Tomorrow Summit

The summit brings together an international network of textile educators to discuss the future of textiles and share their knowledge and expertise.

30 October – 31 October
+ 1 November, 2019
Aalto University, Espoo


The versatility and high artistry of textile design at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture

21 – 27 May, 2018
Kaapelitehdas Turbiinisali, Helsinki


Textile Design is fashion, but it’s also technology, art and science!

25 – 29 May 2016
Kaapelitehdas Turbiinisali, Helsinki


An open and collaborative space provides facilities for hands-on material lead exploration and making, student exhibitions, public lectures and events.



Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Department of Design
Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design

Kirsi Niinimäki
Associate Professor, Fashion Research (ARTS)
Head of F/T Futures

Pirjo Kääriäinen
Associate Professor, Design and Materialities (ARTS)

Maarit Salolainen
Adjunct Professor, Textile Design and 3D Surface Design (ARTS)
Head of Master's Programme in Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design