Life cycle assessment of blue jeans manufacturing - recommendations and way forward - Sustainable Textiles Carbon Focus @ E2expo'
Updated : 2010
The article discusses in detail the environmental impacts of manufacturing a Levi Strauss blue jeans via a life cycle assessment across the value chain - from raw material production to end of life (landfill or recycling). Levi Strauss and Co. have suppliers on almost all continents except Australia and Antartica.
The study followed by recommendations to the stakeholders on sustainable measures towards eco-friendly textiles would assist several brand owners and their suppliers in strategizing their business and operations towards sustainability. The overview provides an understanding of the ways fabric can become sustainable through resposnible cotton cultivation, fabric treatment and production processes and once it reaches the consumer, ways one can maintain the apparel.