LCA plays an important role in providing critical insights on how to improve fashion's current environmental sustainability challenges. Discover its potential as a business-decision making tool.
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As we have mentioned on many occasions, climate pressure is one of the great issues that forces a paradigm shift in the current fashion industry. Sustainability has gone from being a sales pitch to an essential requirement for companies in the textile sector. Now, more than ever, brands must aspire to create value from an environmental point of view, as well as an economic one. Find out what Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is and how this tool can accelerate your brand’s journey towards sustainability by identifying the environmental impacts of your products.
We are at a turning point in which it’s urgent that the fashion industry implement LCA as a tool to make informed business decisions
The processes linked to the textile activity, as happens in the rest of the industrial sectors, apart from consuming a large amount of natural resources, also generate an excessive volume of waste. From the extraction of raw materials to the distribution of manufactured products, the fashion industry causes diverse environmental impacts in each of these stages. Let us briefly analyze the context from which we start to point out the textile sector as one of the main contributors to environmental pollution:
Given this context, we are at a turning point in which it’s urgent that the fashion industry implement LCA as a tool to make informed business decisions based on the identification, study and evaluation of the environmental impacts of its articles.
Life Cycle Assessment is an environmental management tool whose purpose is to comprehensively establish and quantify the current and potential environmental impact of a product, process or system throughout its entire life cycle. Its objective is to achieve a better understanding of the scope of possible impacts caused by the production of an article such as global warming, eutrophication, the use of water or the abiotic depletion of fossil fuels.
The main feature of this tool is its global approach, that is, the integration of all the parts that make up a system to define its properties. For this reason, LCA contemplates the analysis of all the processes that make up the life cycle of a product above the individual study.
Thanks to the metrics, data and quality indicators calculated from an LCA, brands can draw conclusions and implement responsible solutions that accelerate their transition to sustainability. These are some of the benefits that Life Cycle Assessment can bring to your business:
From BCOME we invite you to shed light on your value chains to identify those processes that are reducing the environmental quality of your articles and promote solutions that benefit the impact of your brand as well as its competitiveness in the market. Through our platform you will have access to the environmental impact of each of your references throughout their life cycle. Start making informed decisions that drive your business towards sustainable transformation. Let’s create change together!
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