Process-level allocation methodology for carbon footprint calculation in cotton T-shirt - Sustainable Textiles Carbon Focus @ E2expo'
Updated : 2019
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.