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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





These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete