No more whining – natural smart textile

Ana Nuutinen, Heidi Pietarinen, Susan Kunnas, Risto Korpinen, Reeta Sipola

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Today, we are exposed to several thousands of chemicals via e.g. our living environment, cosmetics, textiles, clothing, drugs, and food. Most of the chemicals used in the textile and clothing production are harmful or dangerous to humans and nature. Harmful synthetic chemicals are applied in textiles especially during the finishing procedures e.g. to prevent mold growth in textiles. Natural, non-toxic substances used in textiles and clothing, are needed.F.BAD-project is an innovative combination of naturalsciences, technology and textile design. Material applications of natural materials and non-toxic plant-based active ingredients will be combined with textiles. The promising preforms will be conceived and prototyped to combine organic active ingredients and materials solutions. The research generates information applicable in global context: antimicrobial activity, especially antifungal activity, insect repellent properties, and UV-shielding and/or color anti-fading properties in textiles
Translated title of the contributionNyt loppui ininä – Luonnonmukainen älytekstiili
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesign Culture(s)
Subtitle of host publicationCumulus Conference Proceedings Roma 2021
EditorsLoredana Di Lucchio, Lorenzo Imbesi, Angela Giambattista, Viktor Malakuczi
PublisherCumulus, the Global Association of Art and Design Education and Research
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-64-9004-5
Publication statusPublished - 2021
MoEC publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventCumulus Conference Proceedings - Rooma, Italy
Duration: 8 Jun 202111 Jun 2021

Publication series

SeriesCumulus Conference Proceedings Series


ConferenceCumulus Conference Proceedings


  • harmful chemicals
  • safe plant-derived substanes
  • interdisciplinary research
  • business actions

Field of science

  • Visual arts and design


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