Textiles Tomorrow Summit

Wednesday 30 – Thursday 31 October 2019
Venue: Aalto University, Espoo, Finland
+ Company Visits on Friday 1 November 2019, Helsinki

Textiles Tomorrow Summit brings together an international network of textile educators to discuss the future of textiles and share their knowledge and expertise. Aalto University is proud to host the second textile education conference initiated by Lidewij Edelkoort in 2018 at The New School/Parsons, New York.



Chemarts Summer School 2019 | Photo Eeva Suorlahti

CHEMARTS is a long-term strategic collaboration between two Aalto University schools, The School of Chemical Engineering (CHEM) and The School of Arts, Design and Architecture (ARTS). The schools merged their forces with the aim to invent new ways to harness wood and cellulose. The idea is to research the performance and design of advanced cellulosic materials for innovative uses.


F/T Futures

Ioncell coat | Design Anna-Mari Leppisaari | Photo Eeva Suorlahti

The Fashion/Textile Futures research group explores new perspectives on human-centered design research. The group approaches research in the field of fashion, clothing and textiles in multi-faceted ways. A strong research focus is on sustainable and circular fashion and textiles, but group members’ research activities and strengths also include material-based research, aesthetics and creativity studies, practice-based research, and strategic fashion and textile management.