Carbon footprint analysis of textiles across the value chain - overview and reduction strategies - Sustainable Textiles Carbon Focus @ E2expo'
Updated : 2015
Apparel being produced in one of the biggest industries in the world, textile and clothing materials are responsible for high energy usage and significant carbon footprint. Several organizations have developed standards to study the presence of GHGs and quantify GHGs; equivalent factors for GHG; GHG protocol; guidelines for monitoring, evaluation, reporting, verification, and certification of energy-related projects; and saving of water.
In this context, this document presents an overview of carbon footprint of different natural and synthetic textile fibers and their products. Definition, concept and importance of carbon footprint are discussed. Key textile processing stages responsible for high greenhouse gas emissions have been identified and various modern strategies to reduce carbon footprint of textile industries have been discussed.