Quality management in the product’s lifecycle
Based on lifecycle studies, the most significant environmental impacts of textiles are caused by
- the production of fibres and the dyeing and finishing processes
- the use of textiles: the energy and water used during washing, drying and ironing.
In contrast, the following have a lesser environmental impact: manufacturing of thread and fabric, sewing clothing, transport, storage and textile waste.
The benefit of lifecycle thinking is that by knowing the lifecycle phase with the greatest environmental impact we are able to focus our efforts efficiently on the right things.