Tag Archives: Sustainability

Corporate responsibility practices in the textile sector

Showcasing sustainability, an English version of Vastuun kantajat, a collection of sustainability stories from twelve Finnish textile and fashion companies, was published at the end of November last year. The Finnish original was published in a breakfast seminar in Helsinki in June 2015. The book is published by the Finnish Textile & Fashion, the federation of Finnish textile and clothing companies, and stories are collected, written and edited by CSR consultant Sari Kuvaja.

The twelve cases come from the following companies: Agtuvi Ky, Dafecor Oy, Finlayson Oy, Joutsen Finland, L-Fashion Group, Marimekko Oyj, Nanso, Oy Fiblon Ab, Pure Waste Textiles, Reima Oy, Suominen Oyj, VM-Carpet Oy.

This publication looks at corporate responsibility from the perspectives of management, product design and reusing. Apart from issues related to responsible supply chains, the publication discusses themes which have drawn less attention in the public: engaging employees, lojality in subcontractor relations as well as attempts to reduce material spoilage in the production processes.”

(Sari Kuvaja, Showcasing sustainability)

Full publication: Finnish Textile & Fashion: Showcasing Sustainability

Strategic business models and governance for sustainable solutions

A collaboration project between VTT, Aalto, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Tampere University of Technology, and Tekes on the topic of working life sustainability.

“The transition towards sustainable products, services and production will require significant shifts in the design, manufacture and use of products and services. StraSus project explores how networked companies should improve their sustainability-based decisions as a part of their product and service development processes. The project creates new ways which support the sustainable value creation and its measurement and validation in the networked business from the perspective of involved stakeholders, and over different life cycle phases of product-service systems.” Read more on their website.