Sustainable Business Talks Podcast #7 available now
The seventh podcast in the Sustainable Business Talks is focused on Local level social innovation in the textile industry in Finland – How a small company with a long history can have meaningful and positive impact as a driver for more sustainable business in the future.
The podcast series – Sustainable Business Talks – brings together academics from various fields of research on social innovation and sustainability, and practitioners from sustainability-oriented companies, to discuss the major challenges and future opportunities on moving over to a circular economy.
Podcast #7 is focussed on local level social innovation in the textile industry in Finland. MMTC member and podcast host Dr Ulla Saari is joined by special guests Jaana Hjelt, Co-Owner & Marketing Manager at Lapuan Kankurit, and Adjunct Prof. Maarit Salolainen, Aalto University, Finland
Lapuan Kankurit is owned by fourth generation family entrepreneurs in the weaving industry in Finland. The very first weaving mill in the family was founded already in 1917 and now the turnover of the Lapuan Kankurit weaving mill is 5,5 M€, from which around 50% is from export. Lapuan Kankurit retailers can be found in 30 countries, but the main markets are in Finland, Japan, Germany and USA.