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Process-level allocation methodology for carbon footprint calculation in cotton T-shirt

Updated : 2019

Stakeholders

  • EHS professionals
  • Energy management professionals
  • Production professionals
  • Researchers or innovators
  • Textile industry sustainability professionals

Aimed at greenhouse gas reduction in the textile and apparel production process, allocation methodology is used to calculate the carbon footprint. The current allocation methodology used is controversial since it does not evaluate GHGs emissions at product or plant level, so the difference of the technology on different processes cannot be deduced. Hence, the choice of proper allocation methodology is a crucial issue to be considered in textile and apparel industry.

In this study, the application of process-level allocation methodology was investigated and analyzed with a case study on cotton T-shirts. They demonstrated that the process-level allocation is a feasible method, and can serve as the basis for a textile-specific allocation approach in life cycle assessment. Process-level allocation may help to address textile allocation problems and might lead to more detailed LCA results for products.

Read More: Allocation Methodology of Process-Level Carbon Footprint Calculation in Textile and Apparel Products

Geography

| China

Year

2019

Product Category

  • Fabric
  • Shirts, coats, jackets
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