Sustainability and Circularity in the Textile Value Chain: Global Stocktaking

United Nations Environment Programme (2020)

This report provides an analysis of the environmental and socio-economic hotspots along the entire textile value chain and looks at a range of associated impacts, as well as at how different stages in the value chain are dominant in different impacts. Wet processing (the bleaching/dyeing/finishing stage of textile production), synthetic fibre production and laundering in the consumer use phase stand out as particularly important with respect to the impact on climate, whilst natural fibre production (cotton cultivation) and the consumer use phase stand out as particularly important with respect to the water scarcity impact.

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