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Fashion: A Spatial Analysis of the Life Cycle Assessment Approach of the Environmental Impacts of Clothes

Authors: Layheab Ly*,
Topics: Human-Environment Geography
Keywords: textiles, fashion, industry, LCA, life cycle assessment, environment, corporate social responsibility
Session Type: Poster
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Sustainability has become the movement by which the apparel industry explores solutions to improve procedures in maintaining a healthy environment as a result of centuries of harmful textile practices. The life cycle assessment studies the main environmental implications of mass produced and owned apparel products from the production to the end of life. Although there is huge potential for fashion companies, companies who choose not to tackle the social and environmental risks of low-cost and resource-hungry production processes risk losing profits and reputation.This study will spatially examine the environmental effects of widely produced staple apparel products using a life cycle assessment approach of a pair of jeans.

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