Carbon reduction potential in textile goods transport

Adoption sustainable and efficient methods for transport and logistics of fiber, fabric and apparel could bring down the total carbon footprint of the textile and apparel industry by a sizable amount, though these do not form the dominant components of emissions.


EHS professionals

Logistics professionals

Senior or top management

Sourcing professionals

Textile education professionals

Vital Stats

How does it work?

At many stages of the textile industry value chain, there is transportation involved, with some of them being long distance transport.  A number of alternative sustainable avenues for these transportation stages

Sustainability benefits

Using avenues such as low emissions or zero emissions transport for these stages could result in a lower carbon footprint


The use of electric mobility is gaining acceptance in many of these stages. 

Stage of commercialization

Early stage

Types of professionals who can improve the solution

Supply chain managers, IT solutions providers, Operations researchers

Specifically relevant to any geography?

Decarbonization Potential


Value Chain

Transport or distribution ,

Carbon Focus









Support Organisations

Web Resources

Five year carbon footprint of a textile industry: A podium to incorporate sustainability

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