Finland’s green intitative crafts a gown made of Finnish birch trees

April 22, 2019 written by

In a bid to do their bit for the environment, through the use of Ioncell technology, in Finland, a team at Aalto University has designed and created an evening gown made of Finnish birch trees.

Textile fibres are created from raw materials that include recycled newspaper or cardboard, wood and old cotton textiles in this process, which is developed by both Aalto University and the University of Helsinki.

Also, unlike cotton or viscose, the fibre created can be recycled, making it an excellent sustainable alternative. Both the universities that have developed the Ioncell process, aim to change the way clothes are made.

The team at Aalto University has designed and crafted an evening gown made from Finnish birch trees, with Ioncell. Spouse of Finnish President Sauli Niinistö, Sauli Niinistö, Jenni Haukio worn the eco-friendly but elegant gown at the start of the holiday season, as well as to mark the country’s 101 years of independence at the Helsinki’s Presidential Palace.

Pirjo Kääriäinen, Professor of Practice at Aalto University, stared that Ioncell is a superb material for clothing, not only making it a great eco-friendly option but also the fabric made from it is soft to touch, has a lovely sheen and also falls beautifully.

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