The most sustainable apparel companies have things in common, but their uniqueness makes their charm. Get inspired by the winning strategies of MUD jeans, Patagonia, and MATE the label.
To make your products (more) sustainable, you NEED data on their environmental impact. Environmental data allows you to focus your impact reduction efforts, and make credible claims – backed by data. The scientific method Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) gives you the full environmental picture of your products. This is how you get started with LCA in just 6 steps.
Big fashion brands are under fire, receiving fees- or even sued for greenwashing claims. In this commotion, a lot of well-deserved attention goes to the credibility of environmental data. Where does this data come from? How reliable is it? How reliable are the measurement methods? In this article we go through the good, the bad and the potential of Life Cycle Assessments as environmental impact measurement method for the fashion industry.
They provide us comfort, protection, and support. Shoes are essential for everyday life and for some- they are éxtra essential for work-life too. For over 90 years, EMMA Safety Footwear has been providing footwear fit for the safety needs of workers around the world. But is their footwear safe for the environment too? EMMA Safety Footwear calculated the environmental footprints of their footwear. These are the results.
We often talk about fashion when it comes to sustainability. But what about work clothing? Many professions require specific work clothes. One look at a construction site or in a factory and you know enough – these are a lot of clothes. Exactly what workwear manufacturer Havep also thought: This can be more sustainable.
Patagonia, the flagship of the sustainable apparel movement, will no longer add company logos to their clothes. The decision sparked approval and discussions. But was it a good one?
Sustainability never felt so soft – How Buffy measured the environmental footprint of their Sustainable Bedding
Sustainability has become a growing conversation in the fashion industry- especially due to big fast fashion brands. Yet, home textiles have had a much quieter sustainability conversation. Sustainable home goods brand Buffy thought it was about time to wake up the market. So, they created high quality sustainable bedding and measured their environmental footprint to prove it.
An environmental footprint shows the environmental impact of your product(s). But what can you do with this information? Here are 5 ways in which different departments in your company can leverage environmental footprints to be more innovative, profitable, and sustainable.
According to the 2015 Paris Agreement we have to halve our carbon emissions by 2030. So- where do you start? When measuring your carbon footprint, you categorize your emissions into three scopes: scope 1, 2, and 3. We previously discussed scope 1 emissions in our first blog about measuring your carbon footprint. Today it’s time for scope 2 emissions. What are they and how can I report them?
According to the 2015 Paris Agreement we have to halve our carbon emissions by 2030. But, where do you start? You start with categorizing your emissions into scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions. In this first (out of three) article on these scopes, we will dive into scope 1 emissions specifically.
The GHG protocol applies to measuring greenhouse gasses in both the public and private sector and provides standards that create a common ground for many sustainability certifications and reporting systems. In this article we summed up all ins and outs on effective GHG reporting.
Water. The most crucial substance for the survival of humankind. Yet, often we tend to forget just how important water is for us, and how much we take it for granted. This is a problem. Because we do not only consume water for our daily drinking, cooking, or showering. There is hidden water usage in (almost) every product we use. And today we’re going to talk about that.
(This blog is updated every time a new PEF update is released) A new term has risen in the field of LCA’s; the Product Environmental Footprint. A new methodology and standard, initiated by the EU, that will steer organizations to perform more reliable environmental measurements and creates a level playing field for everyone. And here’s how it all works.
There is one thing that every company can do to become more sustainable, and it doesn’t cost a thing.
Can pocketwear become smaller, more convenient, self-defined, and sustainable? Pocketwear brand Secrid definitely thinks it can. So they measured their environmental impact to prove- and improve it.
Environmental emissions can be direct or indirect – Scope 1, 2, or 3. But the differences between the industries say a lot about the potential to improve.
Everyone loves to talk about sustainability. But what do you actually do about it? Measuring your activities against the Sustainability Maturity Path provides a clarifying look at it.
Their fashion shouldn’t only make women feel good, says Jan-Willem van Loon, who owns Studio Anneloes together with his wife Anneloes. It should also enable them to make better choices for the planet. That’s why they decided to measure and improve their environmental footprint.
In sustainability, capacity building means building skills and competencies to empower sustainable change. But it all starts with awareness.
MUD Jeans started measuring their footprint early – and now they can reap the results. This is how they use Life Cycle Assessments to maintain their frontrunner position.
The PEF methodology will radically change how we calculate and compare footprints. And it might be implemented next year.
You barely hear who’s behind the biggest denim brands in the world. But Saitex, the Vietnam-based manufacturer of jeans garments, is taking action to measure and improve their environmental performance.
Environmental Product Declarations are often used to showcase LCA results from business to business. But what is an EPD exactly?
A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) measures the environmental impacts of a product or service. Learn all about LCA in our extensive guide.