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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

Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Haugrønning, Vilde; Laitala, Kirsi (2022). Local clothing: What is that? How an environmental policy concept is understood. International Journal of Fashion Studies (INFS) . Vol. 9.
https://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/intellec...

Laitala, Kirsi; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Haugrønning, Vilde (2022). Textile Cleaning and Odour Removal. Thilagavathi, G.; Rathinamoorthy, R. (Ed.). Odour in Textiles: Generation and Control. 10. p. 197-224. CRC Press.
https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/edit/10.1201/9...

Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Laitala, Kirsi; Rathinamoorthy, R. (2022). The Consumer Perception of Odour. Thilagavathi, G.; Rathinamoorthy, R. (Ed.). Odour in Textiles: Generation and Control. 1. p. 1-13. CRC Press.
https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/edit/10.1201/9...

Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Sigaard, Anna Schytte; Laitala, Kirsi; Haugrønning, Vilde; 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. kaptiell 7. p. 171-189. Palgrave Macmillan.
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-03...

Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Haugrønning, Vilde; Laitala, Kirsi; Tobiasson, Tone; Sigaard, Anna Schytte (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. Kapittel. p. 35-59. Palgrave Macmillan.
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-03...

Laitala, Kirsi; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad (2021). Global differences in consumer practices affect clothing lifespans. Nissen, Nils F.; Jaeger-Erben, Melanie (Ed.). PLATE – Product Lifetimes And The Environment. Proceedings 3rd PLATE CONFERENCE, BERLIN, GERMANY 18–20 September 2019. 463. p. 463-468. Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin.
https://depositonce.tu-berlin.de/handle/11303/1029...

Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Laitala, Kirsi; Haugrønning, Vilde (2021). Wardrobe Sizes and Clothing Lifespans. Nissen, Nils F.; Jaeger-Erben, Melanie (Ed.). PLATE – Product Lifetimes And The Environment. Proceedings 3rd PLATE CONFERENCE, BERLIN, GERMANY 18–20 September 2019. Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin.

Wiedemann, Stephen G.; Biggs, Leo; Nguyen, Quan V.; Clarke, simon J.; Laitala, Kirsi; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad (2021). Reducing environmental impacts from garments through best practice garment use and care, using the example of a Merino wool sweater. 10 p. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment .
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11367...

Laitala, Kirsi; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Haugrønning, Vilde; Throne-Holst, Harald; Strandbakken, Pål (2020). Increasing repair of household appliances, mobile phones and clothing: Experiences from consumers and the repair industry. Journal of Cleaner Production . Vol. 282.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/...

Laitala, Kirsi; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad (2020). What Affects Garment Lifespans? International Clothing Practices Based on a Wardrobe Survey in China, Germany, Japan, the UK, and the USA. Sustainability . Vol. 12.
https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/12/21/9151

Laitala, Kirsi; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Kettlewell, Roy; Wiedemann, Stephen (2020). Laundry Care Regimes: Do the Practices of Keeping Clothes Clean Have Different Environmental Impacts Based on the Fibre Content?. 31 p. Sustainability . Vol. 12.
https://uni.oslomet.no/lasting/

Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Laitala, Kirsi; Wiedemann, Stephen G. (2020). Clothing Lifespans: What Should Be Measured and How. 21 p. Sustainability . Vol. 12.
https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/12/15/6219

Wiedemann, Stephen G.; Biggs, Leo; Nebel, Barbara; Bauch, Katarina; Laitala, Kirsi; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Swan, Paul G.; Watson, Kalinda (2020). Environmental impacts associated with the production, use, and end-of-life of a woollen garment. 14 p. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment .
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11367-020-01766-0

Laitala, Kirsi; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Haugrønning, Vilde Anine Rydal; Throne-Holst, Harald; Strandbakken, Pål (2019). Is It Worth It? Repair of Household Appliance, Mobile Phones and Clothing. Segalàs, Jordi; Lazzarini, Boris (Ed.). Proceedings of the 19th European Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production Circular Europe for Sustainability: Design, Production and Consumption. 1003. p. 1003-1016.

Vittersø, Gunnar; Torjusen, Hanne; Laitala, Kirsi; Tocco, Barbara; Biasini, Beatrice; Csillag, Peter; Duboys de Labarre, Matthieu; Lecoeur, Jean-Loup; Maj, Agnieszka; Majewski, Edward; Malak-Rawlikowska, Agata; Menozzi, Davide; Török, Áron; Wavresky, Pierre (2019). Short Food Supply Chains and Their Contributions to Sustainability: Participants’ Views and Perceptions from 12 European Cases. Sustainability . Vol. 11.
https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/11/17/4800

Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Laitala, Kirsi (2019). «Ты это сам/а связал/а?», или Почему норвежцы вяжут одежду сами. Aliabieva, Liudmila; Grigorieva, Tatyana; Petrov, Sergey (Ed.). Теория моды: одежда, тело, культура. Норвегия. p. 161-179. Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie.

Shevchenko, Tetiana; Laitala, Kirsi; Danko, Yuriy (2019). Understanding Consumer E-Waste Recycling Behavior: Introducing a New Economic Incentive to Increase the Collection Rates. 20 p. Sustainability . Vol. 11.
https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/11/9/2656/pdf

Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Laitala, Kirsi; Skuland, Silje Elisabeth (2019). Uniformity Without Uniforms: Dressing School Children In Norway. Borch, Anita; Harsløf, Ivan; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Laitala, Kirsi (Ed.). Inclusive Consumption: Immigrants' Access to and Use of Public and Private Goods and Services. 3. p. 39-62. Universitetsforlaget.
https://doi.org/10.18261/9788215031699-2019

Laitala, Kirsi; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad (2019). Dressing a Demanding Body to Fit In: Clean and Decent with Ostomy or Chronic Skin Disease. Social Inclusion . Vol. 7.
https://www.cogitatiopress.com/socialinclusion/art...

Borch, Anita; Harsløf, Ivan; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Laitala, Kirsi (2019). Inclusive Consumption: Immigrants' Access to and Use of Public and Private Goods and Services. ISBN: 9788215031682. 183 p. Universitetsforlaget.
https://www.idunn.no/inclusive_consumption

Henry, Beverley; Laitala, Kirsi; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad (2019). Microfibres from apparel and home textiles: Prospects for including microplastics in environmental sustainability assessment. Science of the Total Environment . Vol. 652.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.10.166

Laitala, Kirsi; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad (2018). Motivations for and against second-hand clothing acquisition. Clothing Cultures . Vol. 5.

Laitala, Kirsi; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad (2018). Care and Production of Clothing in Norwegian Homes: Environmental Implications of Mending and Making Practices. 21 p. Sustainability . Vol. 10.
http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/10/8/2899

Laitala, Kirsi; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Henry, Beverley (2018). Does Use Matter? Comparison of Environmental Impacts of Clothing Based on Fiber Type. 25 p. Sustainability . Vol. 10. www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/10/7/2524

Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Laitala, Kirsi (2018). Nisseluelandet—The impact of local clothes for the survival of a textile industry in Norway. Fashion Practice . Vol. 10.

Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Laitala, Kirsi (2018). Shared use and owning of clothes: Borrow, steal, or inherit. Cruz, Isabel Silva; Ganga, Rafaela; Wahlen, Stefan (Ed.). Contemporary Collaborative Consumption - Trust and Reciprocity Revisited. 8. p. 153-177. Springer Nature.
https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783658213459

Laitala, Kirsi; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad (2017). “Nobody mends clothes anymore”? Environmental implications of Norwegian consumers’ home sewing practices. Aravossis, Konstantinos (Ed.). Proceedings of the 18th European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production: Towards a Greener Challenge & Evolution in the Framework of the Circular Economy. Session 2: Advances in Sustainable Consumption. p. 223-232.

Laitala, Kirsi; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Henry, Beverley (2017). Use phase of wool apparel: a literature review for improving LCA. Bakker, Conny; Mugge, Ruth (Ed.). PLATE: Product Lifetimes And The Environment. 202. p. 202-207. IOS Press.
http://ebooks.iospress.nl/volumearticle/47870

Laitala, Kirsi; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Henry, Beverley (2017). Global laundering practices – Alternatives to machine washing. Household and Personal Care Today . Vol. 12.
http://www.teknoscienze.com/tks_article/global-lau...

Laitala, Kirsi (2017). Method 48.Textile material tests in a laboratory. Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Fletcher, Kate (Ed.). Opening up the Wardobe. A Methods Book. 48. p. 159-161. Novus Forlag.





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