Textile services cycle for workwear

Workwear Textile ServicesA worker whose employer rents his workwear from a textile service company can expect clean clothes (typically trousers/overalls, jacket and t-shirt) to be delivered to his workplace every week of the year, and his soiled garments to be collected for laundering.

To deliver workwear for one worker for one year, the textile services industry has a total carbon footprint of 46kg of CO2 emissions. This takes into account the full cycle of supplying and servicing the workwear. On average, this workwear will go through 47 laundering cycles before it needs to be replaced. By comparison, the environmental impact of supplying new workwear textiles is 22 higher than the impact of laundering these garments once. 

Printable version of ETSA CO2 factsheet.

Workwear cycle

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Workwear Scope

For more details on the methodology use, please download the full report Assessment of the global warming potential of two textile services.  

Printable version of the ETSA factsheets on the CO2 impact of textile services:

Danish - CO2 Factsheet for Textile Services Cycle (1.11 MB) Danish - CO2 Factsheet for Textile Services Cycle

Dutch - CO2 Factsheet for Textile Services Cycle (1.11 MB) Dutch - CO2 Factsheet for Textile Services Cycle

CO2 Factsheets for Textile Services Cycle (950.3 KB) English - CO2 Factsheets for Textile Services Cycle

Finnish - CO2 Factsheet for Textile Services Cycle (1.11 MB) Finnish - CO2 Factsheet for Textile Services Cycle

(French) CO2 Factsheets for Textile Services Cycle (1.12 MB) French - CO2 Factsheets for Textile Services Cycle

German - CO2 Factsheet for Textile Services Cycle (1.11 MB) German - CO2 Factsheet for Textile Services Cycle

Italian - CO2 Factsheet for Textile Services Cycle (1.11 MB) Italian - CO2 Factsheet for Textile Services Cycle

Norwegian - CO2 Factsheet for Textile Services Cycle (1.11 MB) Norwegian - CO2 Factsheet for Textile Services Cycle

Swedish - CO2 Factsheet for Textile Services Cycle (1.1 MB) Swedish - CO2 Factsheet for Textile Services Cycle

 

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