Textile laundry service emission reduction

Apparel maintenance and use phase contribute significantly to the overall carbon footprint of the apparel. Within the use phase, a very portion of the footprint is owing to the laundry operations for the apparel.

Thus, solutions that significantly reduce the emissions from laundry services for textiles and apparel can contribute to a more sustainable textile ecosystem


Textile laundry and maintenance professionals

Vital Stats

How does it work?

  • Emissions can be reduced through lower use of water, and less time consumed by the overall washing and drying process.
  • The use of renewable energy for washing and drying can further reduce the carbon footprint

Sustainability benefits

  • Energy sustainability - results in lower energy consumption and lower GHG emissions during use phase
  • Environment sustainability - Could result in lower wastewater generation
  • Resources sustainability - Could result in lower water use 
  • Society sustainability - None


Stage of commercialization

Most solutions are fully ready for commercialization

Types of professionals who can improve the solution

Mechanical engineers,IT professionals (using sensors to optimize processes and reduce energy and resource use)

Specifically relevant to any geography?

Perhaps more relevant to developing countries that use highly automated solutions for laundry? Perhaps more relevant to cold regions as they need to heat water by a higher delta and also need mechanical solutions for drying owing to lack of sunlight

Decarbonization Potential


Value Chain

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Professional textile care laundry with 24% CO2 reduction

In this article, it is claimed that professional laundry of standard laundry results in 24% less CO2 emissions than washing at home. In addition, with professional washing, a further 35% less water is used. If we look at the laundry that is subject to specific hygiene requirements, professional washing will already reduce 40% less CO2.

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