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.