Business Finland, VTT, Finnish universities launch Telavalue, a sustainable textile research project; objectives include improving textile recyclability with biobased fibers, ensuring circular design, novel business models, efficient material circulation

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Finland , April 28, 2022 (press release) –

The vision of Telavalue (Value chains for sustainable production, use and cycles of Textiles) is to solve sustainability and waste problems related to current textile system through circular economy. Telavalue is Business Finland Co-Innovation project which consists of the public research project and six company projects. 

The main objectives of the public research project are 

  • to support and build value chains for sustainable production, use and cycles of textiles 
  • combine recycled and novel bio-based fibres as basis for sustainable Finnish textile production 
  • ensure efficient product use via circular design and novel business models 
  • ensure efficient textile material circulation via recycling of different kinds of discarded textiles from households as well as companies including also technical textiles 

The themes of the project are, for example, sustainable and circular textile business, application of novel bio-based and recycled fibres in textile products, new circular business models, and material circularity. 

The public research project carried out by VTT, LAB University of Applied Sciences and Turku University of Applied Sciences and funded by Business Finland and 17 companies and other organizations. 

Telavalue project is directly linked to earlier Telaketju project and ExpandFibre ecosystem. 

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