Ann Vellesalu

Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business (including The Swedish School of Textiles)

Department of Business Administration and Textile Management

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E-mail: ann.vellesalu@hb.se

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I work as a research assistant within the field of textile management, where I focus on topics such as sustainability, circular business models and strategies, local production, and digital skills in the textile and fashion industry. I have a background in material technology and textile value chain management, and have worked at the University of Borås since 2017. I have previously worked on locally funded projects Re:textile, Digimode and Competitive Local Manufacturing where I have investigated the feasibility of local and on-demand manufacturing and servitization.

Currently I am participating in Re:textile III, funded by Naturvårdsverket, investigating circular business models where value is recovered from unsold garments through increased collaboration in the supply chain. Furthermore, I am working with Education4Fashion-Tech, funded by Erasmus+, where the aim is to transform and develop higher education and pedagogic tools in the field of fashion-tech.