Baseline carbon footprint analysis of polyester T-shirt across the life cycle - a case study from Australia - Sustainable Textiles Carbon Focus @ E2expo'
Updated : 2018
The carbon footprint (CFP) of clothing supply chain reflects the GHG emissions throughout the life cycle of a product or activity, and Carbon Footprint(CFP) assessment is an important approach to assess GHG emissions.
In this study, a life cycle assessment (LCA) of a polyester T-shirt imported to Australia from China has been undertaken to examine the processes which cause GHG emissions across the life cycle. The results of the baseline model showed that consumer use phase contributes the highest CFP 30.35%, and second highest contributor is polyester fibre production process. Within the production phase, spinning is the highest contributor of CFP due to high electric energy demand. Within the consumer use phase, CFP is dominated by the washing process.