Wear the future – Designs for a Cooler Planet

ExhibitionLectureNew materialsFashion
When Wed 07.09.2022 - Sat 10.09.2022
Time Mon-Thu: 7:45–21:00
Fri: 7:45–20:00
Sat: 9:00–17:00
Sundays and 10.9: Closed
Where Otaniementie 14, 02150, Espoo
Accessible Yes
Language English

Experience Helsinki Design Week at one of the Aalto University’s exhibitions.



Life 1.5 needs slow style not fast fashion.

If we want to keep enjoying fashion and cut down our carbon footprint, we have to take care of the clothes we already have. So, mend that old cardigan and swap wardrobes with a friend. But significant lifestyle changes are only possible if we also make broader systemic shifts.

The Wear the future exhibition showcases student and research projects including outfits from the famous Näytös22. Your future wardrobe can be a sumptuous collection of upcycled garments and high-tech clothes, such as sun-powered textiles, floral leather and lasting outfits:

Fluff Stuff: How rethinking textile fillings advances sustainable peatland transitions and contributes to Life 1.5

Related event 19.9: a live talkRe-imaging common peatland management practices in Finland 

Fluff Stuff produces a textile filling material of Typha Latifolia plant with similar properties to down feathers and polyester fibres. Photo: Anne Kinnunen, Aalto University.

Better balance in the fashion system: outfits from fashion students and bio colour researchers

Related event 13.9: webinar – through new business understanding and new design strategies.

Look from Ellen Rajala’s MA fashion collection, NÄYTÖS22. Photo Sofia Okkonen.

Wardrobe of the Future: fashion for systemic change

Modular dress by Sofia Ilmonen. The Same same but different Ma graduate collection won a Mercedes-Benz Sustainability Award, Villa Noailles Hyères, 2021. Photo: Sofia Okkonen.

New textile applications from underutilized plant-based side streams.

The exhibition presents a sustainable plant-based textile fibre by Nordic Bioproducts. The fibre can be made from straw or from other plant-based waste.


Festival location:
The main venue for exhibitions is at the Väre building, the School of Arts, Design and Architecture at Otaniemi, Espoo.

Designs for a Cooler Planet exhibition map – Väre building

See the programme calendar and register to talks, workshops and lectures.

Visual identity: Milja Komulainen & Hares Bassil.


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