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Kirsi Laitala

Kirsi Laitala

About

Kirsi Laitala is a senior researcher at the department for Technology and Sustainability at the Consumption Research Norway (SIFO), where she has been working with textiles and clothing research since 2001. She gained her MSc degree in textile, clothing and fiber engineering from Tampere University of Technology in 2001, and completed a PhD at the Department of Product Design at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2014. Laitala has researched and published on areas related to clothing quality, maintenance, safety, environmental issues, design, as well as fit and size issues, including reports for industry as well as scientific journal articles. Her current research interest lies within sustainable clothing consumption. She uses interdisciplinary research methods that often combine technical laboratory based tests with consumer studies, as well as qualitative and quantitative methods.

Fields of study

Academic disciplines

Other subjects within materials science   Industrial and product design

Subject areas

Environment   Clothing   Textile   Consumer behaviour   Sustainable consumption   Clothing consumption   Tekstiler   Textile wash   Laundry

Research projects

Scientific publications

Laitala, Kirsi ; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad ; Løvbak Berg, Lisbeth (2024). The Impact of Modes of Acquisition on Clothing Lifetimes. Niinimäki, Kirsi (Ed.). Recycling and Lifetime Management in the Textile and Fashion Sector. p. 91-111. CRC Press.
https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003044413-8

Laitala, Kirsi ; Løvbak Berg, Lisbeth ; Strandbakken, Pål (2023). Why won’t you complain? Consumer rights and the unmet product lifespan requirements. Niinimäki, Kirsi; Cura, Kirsti (Ed.). PROCEEDINGS 5th PLATE Conference. p. 563-568. Aalto University.
http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-64-1367-9

Klepp, Ingun Grimstad ; Laitala, Kirsi (2023). Washing Clothes. Pouillard, Véronique; Dube-Senecal, Vincent (Ed.). The Routledge History of Fashion and Dress, 1800 to the Present. p. 491-506. Routledge.
https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429295607-31

Sigaard, Anna Schytte ; Laitala, Kirsi (2023). Natural and Sustainable? Consumers’ Textile Fiber Preferences. 23 p. Fibers. Vol. 11.
https://doi.org/10.3390/fib11020012

Klepp, Ingun Grimstad ; Haugrønning, Vilde ; Laitala, Kirsi (2022). Local clothing: What is that? How an environmental policy concept is understood. 17 p. International Journal of Fashion Studies (INFS). Vol. 9.
https://doi.org/10.1386/infs_00060_1

Klepp, Ingun Grimstad ; Laitala, Kirsi ; Rathinamoorthy, R. (2022). The Consumer Perception of Odour. Thilagavathi, G.; Rathinamoorthy, R. (Ed.). Odour in Textiles: Generation and Control. p. 1-13. CRC Press.
https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003141426-1

Laitala, Kirsi ; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad ; Haugrønning, Vilde (2022). Textile Cleaning and Odour Removal. Thilagavathi, G.; Rathinamoorthy, R. (Ed.). Odour in Textiles: Generation and Control. p. 197-224. CRC Press.
https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003141426-10

Shevchenko, Tetiana; Saidani, Michael; Ranjbari, Meisam; Kronenberg, Jakub; Danko, Yuriy; Laitala, Kirsi (2022). Consumer behavior in the circular economy: Developing a product-centric framework. Journal of Cleaner Production. Vol. 384.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2022.135568

Klepp, Ingun Grimstad ; Haugrønning, Vilde ; Laitala, Kirsi ; Sigaard, Anna Schytte ; Tobiasson, Tone (2022). A Fashion Future: Fibre Diet. Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Tobiasson, Tone (Ed.). Local, Slow and Sustainable Fashion. Wool as a Fabric for Change. p. 171-189. Palgrave Macmillan.
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-03

Klepp, Ingun Grimstad ; Haugrønning, Vilde ; Laitala, Kirsi ; Sigaard, Anna Schytte ; Tobiasson, Tone (2022). The Fate of Natural Fibres in Environmental Evaluations: A Question of Volume. Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Tobiasson, Tone (Ed.). Local, Slow and Sustainable Fashion. Wool as a Fabric for Change. p. 35-59. Palgrave Macmillan.
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-03





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