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    • Care and Production of Clothing in Norwegian Homes: Environmental Implications of Mending and Making Practices 

      Laitala, Kirsi; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad (MDPI, 2018-08)
      Mending, re-design, and altering are alternatives for prolonging the use period of clothing. It is a common assumption that nobody mends clothing anymore in Western societies. This paper studies Norwegian consumers’ clothing ...
    • Clothing Reuse: The Potential in Informal Exchange 

      Laitala, Kirsi; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad (Intellect, 2017)
      Reuse organized by non-profit and commercial actors is a strategy that recently received a lot of attention. This article discusses the question: what do we know about the amount of clothes that circulate outside the ...
    • Does Use Matter? Comparison of Environmental Impacts of Clothing Based on Fiber Type 

      Laitala, Kirsi; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Henry, Beverley (MDPI, 2018-07)
      Several tools have been developed to compare the environmental impact of textiles. The most widely used are Higg Materials Sustainability Index (MSI) and MADE-BY Fiber Benchmark. They use data from production to evaluate ...
    • Global laundering practices – Alternatives to machine washing 

      Laitala, Kirsi; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Henry, Beverley (TKS Publishing, 2017)
      This article discusses laundering practices around the world including alternative methods such as washing by hand, airing, steaming, and dry-cleaning. These methods, which have received little attention in research, are ...
    • Nisseluelandet—The Impact of Local Clothes for the Survival of a Textile Industry in Norway 

      Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Laitala, Kirsi (Taylor & Francis, 2018-06-22)
      The article discusses the importance of local clothing for the survival of the Norwegian textile industry. It draws upon stakeholder interviews, as well as desktop research. Local clothes are discussed as they are understood ...
    • Use phase of wool apparel: a literature review for improving LCA 

      Laitala, Kirsi; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Henry, Beverley (IOS Press, 2017)
      This paper presents results from a literature review on use phase of clothing with focus on wool. The aim of the review is to study if there is empirical grounding for assuming that the use phase is different for clothes ...
    • Why Cotton as Linen? The Use of Wool in Beds in Norway 

      Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Tobiasson, Tone Skårdal; Laitala, Kirsi (Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2016-08-22)
      Cotton is the “natural” Choice and the dominating material in bed linen and sleepwear in Norway as in many other European countries. Regulation of temperature and humidity are important for good sleep, but they are not ...
    • Wool wash: Technical performance and Consumer Habits 

      Laitala, Kirsi; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad (Carl Hanser Verlag, 2016)
      This paper discusses consumers’ wool washing habits and the possibilities for improving the laundering process with the aim of reducing the total environmental impacts of clothing consumption. Wool has great potential when ...