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  • Sirviö, Eeva-Kaisa (Helsingfors universitet, 2017)
    Objectives. In this qualitative study we study of the Finnish 2010s textile fibre innovations. We are especially interested in the more sustainable approaches of these innovations, compared to the conventional processes in the textile industry. We aim to find answers to the following questions: What kind of new textile fibre innovations have been developed in Finland during 2010s? and In what way the new innovations are more sustainable than the conventional processes in the textile industry? Methods. The background information about the new Finnish textile fibre innovations were collected from the internet and the news. The new Finnish innovations are Pure Waste, Biocelsol, Ioncell-F and Spinnova. The research material was collected by interviews: I interviewed persons who are responsible for the innovations. This research was performed as a case study. The data was analyzed with the qualitative content analysis, and themed with combination of the theory and the data. Results and conclusions. With the qualitative content analysis four themes were found from the data. These were innovation, raw material, manufacturing and future. We find that the new Finnish textile fibre innovations are a more sustainable option, compared to the conventional textile fibres. Essential themes were reducing chemicals, arable land use and water.