Carbon Footprint Fashion Industry and Clothing - Terms of Interest to the Fashion Industry
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According to ecomii, a comprehensive resource for everything healthy and green, the term “carbon footprint” is defined as an estimate of how much carbon dioxide is produced to support a particular lifestyle. It is a measure of a person's particular impact on the climate based on how much carbon dioxide he or she produces. Factors that contribute to a person's carbon footprint includes their travel methods and general home energy usage. Carbon footprints can also be applied on a larger scale, to companies, businesses, and even countries.
The national average for someone in the U.S. is 7.5 tons of carbon dioxide emitted per year. You can determine your personal carbon footprint at the carbon footprint website. Individuals and businesses can help offset their carbon dioxide production by buying carbon offsets or planting trees to balance their carbon dioxide emissions.
course, all types of businesses
create carbon footprints, but
Apparel Search points to a few
sources that aim to help
fashionistas reduce theirs.
According to the UK's The
Independent, a low-carbon
wardrobe is a small wardrobe. The
Independent advises fashion fans
to buy second-hand whenever possible
and when buying new, ensure that you
are purchasing items you truly like
and will wear for many years. The
majority of a clothing's carbon
footprint probably stems from
keeping the item clean.
By Regina Cooper
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