Evaluation of life cycle assessment methodology application to a wool sweater - a case study - Sustainable Textiles Carbon Focus @ E2expo'
Updated : 2017
The main aim of this work is to evaluate the application of the LCA methodology in order to obtain a tool to support the company environmental policy. The object of the analysis is the evaluation of the basic items produced a company. A simple wool sweater without buttons, laces, zippers or other accessories, with standard production processes for the yarn, weaving and finishing treatments was taken into account.
This study will demonstrate that, in the textile sector, the main footprint effect is provided by the electrical and thermal energy used and by the transportation (since, in the case study, the different production phases are delocalized in different countries such as South Africa, Italy, Romania and all around the world at from the distribution centre to the stores).