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Apparel and Textile

The apparel and textile industry is process-oriented, ranging from raw material extraction to wet treatment, the transportation of goods, and end-of-life recycling. This industry is estimated to be responsible for roughly 10% of our global environmental impact, indicating that there are numerous areas that significantly contribute and can potentially be enhanced. Brands and manufacturing businesses need to be mindful of this. Performing a life cycle assessment (LCA) then becomes paramount to understand where you stand and how you can improve your products and production processes.

Ecochain’s software aids companies in the apparel and textile industry in improving their sustainability efforts by offering impactful insights into their environmental footprint

Ecochain for the Apparel and Textile Industry

Seamless ecodesign

Apparel and textile industry needs to adopt ecodesign as a principle. Decided to go for a more sustainable raw material? Amazing! Ecochain Mobius lets you view the difference in impact by creating scenarios of your product design. Change and replace materials or components and assess the results instantly. Prepare to answer fundamental design questions upfront. Find out how using recycled content lowers the impact of your product.

Scale up your analysis

Be it a single T-shirt or hundreds of them, know exactly from where you generate the most impact. Once done, work on categorically reducing said impact. Ecochain’ Helix helps you create LCAs at scale and help you understand your biggest impact drivers.

Assess any material

Evaluate any kind of fabric that goes into your production. Via different environmental databases, access comprehensive data on the environmental impacts associated with each material, including extraction, processing, transportation, and disposal. Compare the results and identify potential new materials with lower carbon footprints, higher recyclability, and reduced toxicity.

Extensive material database

You don’t have to run around to get impact data of your products. With environmental impact data of 100+ apparel materials, our databases let you choose from a large amount of plastics, bioplastics, metals, organic materials, adhesives, solvents, and more. Make footprint measurements and design a breeze.

10+ years of expertise

Being around for more than 10 years now, we have worked with many companies in the food and beverage industry on their LCAs. So, you don’t have to worry, we’ve got you covered. Let us help you as well.

You’ll always find help

Ecochain’s solutions are more than just pieces of software. Our environmental specialists have the expertise and experience to support you in reducing your apparel’s impact and making your project a success.

Our solutions for Apparel and Textile companies

Emma Safety Footwear

How EMMA Safety Footwear reduced their carbon footprint by 20%:

  • Concluded Carbon footprint is their biggest impact category
  • Compared 3 products and found one has a longer lifespan
  • Recycled used shoes into isolation material, decreasing arbon footprint by ~20%

Ecochain Mobius

EMMA Safety Footwear learned that they could analyze and find emission hotspots in their production line with our product LCA tool Eochain Mobius. In Mobius, they measured results from raw materials to manufacturing/production, transport, customer use, and end-of-life in 15+ environmental impact outcomes.

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Mud Jeans

How MUD Jeans saved 1.5 million tons of CO₂, with Ecochain Helix:

  • Biggest impact hotspots: Cotton production & production processes
  • 82% of water consumption comes from the raw material supply chain
  • Portfolio analysis: The wash and style of jeans influence the impact

Ecochain Helix

With their LCA results from Ecochain Helix, MUD Jeans continuously measure their progress and innovate their products. Their impact hotspots show them exactly where they have to focus their sustainability efforts for maximum impact reduction. MUD Jeans is improving its performance every year.

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What our customers are saying

Iris van Wanrooij Emma Safety Shoes
“Customers increasingly ask for different sustainability criteria. With Ecochain’s LCA software Mobius we now have extensive footprint reports for our shoe models, clearly outlining the impact from the production to the end of life phase.” — Iris van Wanrooij, Program Manager CSR at EMMA SAfety Footwear Read more
Jan-Willem van Loon
“We started with a "box of data". But Ecochain Helix helped us turn our data into a sustainable story that helps us connect with our customers.” — Jan-Willem van Loos, Co-owner at Studio Anneloes Read more
Matt Breuer
“Ecochain Helix has allowed us to print footprint decisions to the earliest stage of our planning process, allowing us to proactively plan more sustainable product lines vs. forcing us to react months after a review.” — Matt Breuer, CMO at Buffy Read more

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