Beginners Guide: 6 steps to create sustainable apparel (using LCA)

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.

Life Cycle Assessments & the Fashion Industry – The good, the bad, the potential.

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.

Sustainable Shoes – How EMMA Safety Footwear protects our feet ánd the environment

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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.

Measuring Carbon Footprints – Scope 2 emissions explained

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?

Measuring Carbon Footprints – Scope 1 Emissions explained.

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.

Hidden water footprints and how you can identify them in your supply chain

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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.

Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) – A Complete Overview

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(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.