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Comparative life cycle assessment of three jeans manufacturing - a case study of a Swedish brand

Updated : 2018


  • EHS professionals
  • Energy management professionals
  • Production professionals
  • Textile industry sustainability professionals

This thesis was conducted to evaluate and compare the environmental impacts of three jeans manufactured by Nudie Jeans from a life cycle perspective and to evaluate the environmental focus at Nudie Jeans. The main focus was to find out the best environmental performance of three styles of jeans and to find out how well the prioritized environmental sustainability targets and measures represent their potential environmental impact.

The evaluation is based on nine main environmental aspects, assessed to be relevant and of interest for the given case. The main difference between the three products can be found in what companies and in which countries the life cycle phases: cotton cultivation, fabric manufacturing and jeans production are conducted. The results of the study show that two styles of jeans have the best environmental performance, however, the measures and targets regarding energy usage could be improved to better represent its environmental importance

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Product Category

  • Fabric
  • High-end fashion
  • Men's wear
  • Trousers and jeans
  • Women's wear
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