Clothing Green Dream: Redemption Or Low


If the reward of 3.0 billion, just to answer a question: an old clothes, how would the consumers of fate? What will you answer, in addition to a variety of ways to extend the service life and “buried” outside the landfill, it can out of old clothes Third Way?

Now have the answer given by the company, it is not discarded, restless full recycling recycling system?? This of course is Clothing Industry needs to find a new path, low-carbon and sustainable. However, such a technology and market in China are not so common, although in some developed countries, has taken the lead in the dress to highlight a “carbon label.”

There is no doubt that China Textile Garment industry is facing a domestic double “green” pressure, but whether this was an industry Environmental protection Requirements of self-salvation, or business opportunities of quietly pave the way?

A garment’s carbon emissions

Environmental agencies?? Jane Goodall (Beijing) Environment Cultural Center recently in Beijing, Chengdu, Dalian, Lanzhou, a survey conducted in four cities showed that 35% of respondents in the purchase of seasonal clothing, 25% people will buy every two weeks or once a month clothes, which means that at least 60% of people will buy new clothes every season, but most people buy clothing frequently to young female consumers mainly less than 15% people a year to buy a new dress. As for the clothes

life cycle, only 35% of respondents said that a dress to wear more than 2 years, 28% would wear 1 to 2 years, 25% would wear 3 months to 1 year and 12% of people wearing clothes bought several times not wearing.

Such findings mean? With the improvement of living standards, our old clothes is rapidly increasing, while behind the waste and pollution may also increasing rapidly, “converted” into a popular saying that increasing our carbon emissions.

Say this is because a garment production from raw material to manufacture, transport, use and disposal after the treatment, all carbon dioxide emissions and environmental implications.

According to the environmental resources Management The company’s calculations, a 400 gram polyester pants, assuming its China Taiwan raw materials, production of clothing in Indonesia, and finally shipped to the UK Sell . End its “life” to carbon emissions 47 kg, is 117 times its own weight.

Similar analysis can also see the report of the University of Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing, a 250 g weight of cotton T shirt In its “life” of approximately 7000 grams of carbon dioxide emissions, is 28 times its own weight, not including T shirt in the production process caused by environmental pollution. In China, textile and apparel industry energy consumption of the whole process of roughly 4.84 tons of standard coal / ton fiber, annual production has more than 40 billion garments, if combined with the previous survey, plus those who frequently buy new clothes to wear on very few threw away, which in turn means that the number of carbon emissions?

Earlier, the Chinese Government announced that by 2020, unit of GDP than in 2005 carbon dioxide emissions dropped from 40 to 45 percent, and this index as a binding long-term national economic and social development planning. The task of reducing emissions, textile and garment industry, how can we avoid?

In fact, the clothing companies are really thinking about responsibility. September 20 last year by the environmental agencies and Li Ning, Teijin Group, and co-organized a “low-carbon clothing” seminar. Li Ning, a person told “First Financial Daily” journalists, a major highlight of this activity is to propose two innovative environmental protection: “clothing ring” and “a low-carbon equipment.”

“Clothing ring” concept is based on the understanding of tree growth rings, with a costume made of carbon emissions index, a constant useful life of each garment, the life cycle carbon emissions and annual carbon emissions volume. The “low-carbon equipment” means that everyone in the consumption of all clothing produced in the process of lower carbon emissions, and a clothing and more take to increase the usage of each garment.