Over 50% of a T-shirt’s CO2 emissions occur during use

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52% of T-shirt’s CO2 emissions occur during use - (BCG & Carbon Trust)

This is a stat that should worry apparel and fashion manufacturers. If a large part of an apparel’s carbon footprint happens during the use phase during which the manufacturer has little control over, how best can these businesses still ensure that they are able to shrink the carbon footprint of their fashion products?

The energy and resources used during use phase is even more relevant for T-shirts than for many other apparel. Because of the way T-shirts are used, they may have to be washed after every wear - unlike something like jeans which can go for even months without washing and no one would ever notice!