Saku Sysiö and Taru Hynynen

Product designer Saku Sysiö says Aivan are focused on new materials, technologies and production methods. For the Korvaa project, the team worked with biosynthetic materials, including microbially produced spider silk and fungal mycelium that mimics many of the qualities of leather. When she’s at work, Customer Experience Manager Taru Hynynen is responsible for designing customer journeys that offer people an insight into their own environmental impact. As a shopper, she’s often inspired to opt for the more climate-friendly option if it offers more comfort and convenience.