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    • A methodological approach to the materiality of clothing: Wardrobe studies 

      Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Mari, Bjerck (Taylor & Francis, 2012)
      The material is not just ‘a carrier’ of different types of symbols, but an active element in the practices. Bringing this to the fore requires new research methods. This article discusses a methodological approach, we call ...
    • 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 ...
    • Environmental and Ethical Perceptions Related to Clothing Labels Among Norwegian Consumers 

      Laitala, Kirsi Maria; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad (Emerald, 2013)
      Norwegian consumers know little about eco-labeled garments as almost none are available on the market. Therefore, consumers who want to make environmentally sound choiceshave to act based on other information. This article ...
    • 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 ...
    • Making Clothing Last: A Design Approach for Reducing the Environmental Impacts 

      Laitala, Kirsi Maria; Boks, Casper; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad (Chinese Institute of Design, 2015)
      This article discusses the extent it is possible to delay clothing disposal through improved design, thus reducing negative environmental impacts. This has been done by including user centered design methods into more ...
    • Motivations for and against second-hand clothing acquisition 

      Laitala, Kirsi; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad (Intellect, 2018-06-01)
      One of the possibilities consumers have for more sustainable clothing acquisition is to select pre-owned products. This article explores consumers’ motivations for clothing reuse: why they choose or do not choose to acquire ...
    • 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 ...