Continental Clothing T-shirt
|GHG Emissions Facts|
|Per women's small with print|
|Total:||2.34 kg CO₂e|
|Materials:||0.36 kg CO₂e|
|Production:||0.09 kg CO₂e|
|Packaging:||0.19 kg CO₂e|
|Distribution:||0.67 kg CO₂e|
|Usage:||1.13 kg CO₂e|
|End of Life:||-0.1 kg CO₂e|
|Source: Continental Clothing Co. Ltd|
The Continental Clothing T-shirt is a short sleeved casual top. This article is an overview of the environmental impacts of the T-shirt throughout its life cycle from materials to end-of-life. Unless otherwise stated, the data on this page refers to one women's small with a single print. The T-shirt has total life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of 2.34 kg carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e).
The principal source of information for this article is a life cycle assessment published by Continental Clothing Co. Ltd. The results were certified by The Carbon Trust.
The Continental Clothing T-shirt is made of organic cotton. This stage of the life cycle assessment includes materials the shirt are made of and the manufacturing of the shirt without the print. Manufacturing and dying occurs in India. Materials and T-shirt production are responsible for 0.36 kg CO2e of GHG emissions.
Screen printing of the T-shirts is responsible for 0.09 kg CO2e of GHG emissions. Screen printing is done in Bristol, United Kingdom.
Product packaging is responsible for 0.19 kg CO2e of GHG emissions.
Transport and retail sale of the T-shirts is responsible for 0.67 kg CO2e of GHG emissions. Transport includes road freight in India, ocean freight from India to the UK, and road freight in the UK.
Consumer use of the T-shirt has the largest impact of all the stages. This was based on automatic washing, tumble drying, and ironing the shirt 25 times. Use of the T-shirts is responsible for 1.13 kg CO2e of GHG emissions.
End of Life
Product disposal is responsible for -0.1 kg CO2e of GHG emissions.
- Clothing - comparison of the environmental impacts of clothing
- The Carbon Footprint of a Cotton T-Shirt. Continental Clothing Co. Ltd, 24 Mar. 2009 Web. 19 Jan. 2017.