Carbon Reduction Label
- EarthPositive is the low carbon footprint apparel.
- Climate neutral.
- EarthPositive Apparel is 100% organic with 90% Reduced CO2.
The carbon footprint has been calculated in accordance with BSI PAS2050 methodology, and certified by the Carbon Trust.
The 90% reduction has been achieved by a combination of low-impact organic farming, efficiency in manufacturing and transportation, and the use of renewable energy instead of the fossil fuel based grid electricity.
It has been calculated that a single EarthPositive T-shirt saves around 7 kilograms of CO2, whereas a hooded sweatshirt saves up to 28 kgs of greenhouse gases. These are actual reductions achieved in the manufacturing, without any carbon offsetting.
The Carbon Footprint of a product is the total the amount of CO2 and other greenhouse gases emitted as part of a product’s manufacture, distribution, use and disposal. Greenhouse gases (GHGs) are so called because they trap heat in the Earth’s atmosphere and keep the planet warm. The main gases are carbon dioxide (CO2), methane and nitrous oxide.
We have calculated the carbon footprint of all the products in the EarthPositive range from the cotton field, through processing, manufacturing, transport, up to the point of our distribution warehouses.
The Carbon Reduction Label
The footprinting study and analysis pinpointed the GHG hotspots throughout the manufacturing process, from choice of fibres, fabric and garment construction, through to the wet processing, accessorising, screen printing, to packaging and transportation /distribution. The study provided vital information to the designers, logistics managers and marketers, in order to effectively control and reduce the impact on climate change.
The process achieved a 90% reduction in carbon footprint compared to an identical product manufactured using conventional energy sources â€“ the T-shirt carbon footprint was reduced from 7kgCO2e down to700gCO2e.”