Continental Clothing T-shirt

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Continental Clothing T-shirt
Carbon Footprint
GHG Emissions Facts
Per women's small with print
Total:2.34 kg CO₂e
2,340 gCO₂e
 Materials:0.36 kg CO₂e
360 gCO₂e
 Production:0.09 kg CO₂e
90 gCO₂e
 Packaging:0.19 kg CO₂e
190 gCO₂e
 Distribution:0.67 kg CO₂e
670 gCO₂e
 Usage:1.13 kg CO₂e
1,130 gCO₂e
 End of Life:-0.1 kg CO₂e
-100 gCO₂e
Material Use
cotton
Source: Continental Clothing Co. Ltd[1]

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).[1]

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.[1]

Materials

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.[1]

Production

Screen printing of the T-shirts is responsible for 0.09 kg CO2e of GHG emissions. Screen printing is done in Bristol, United Kingdom.[1]

Packaging

Product packaging is responsible for 0.19 kg CO2e of GHG emissions.[1]

Distribution

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.[1]

Usage

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.[1]

End of Life

Product disposal is responsible for -0.1 kg CO2e of GHG emissions.[1]


See also[edit]

  • Clothing - comparison of the environmental impacts of clothing

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 The Carbon Footprint of a Cotton T-Shirt. Continental Clothing Co. Ltd, 24 Mar. 2009 Web. 19 Jan. 2017.