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Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2015, 3(2), 36-41
DOI: 10.12691/aees-3-2-2
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Prospects and Constraints for Designing a Sustainable ‘T-Shirt’: A Life Cycle Analysis

Md Sahadat Hossain1,

1Department of Thematic Studies, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden

Pub. Date: April 12, 2015

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Md Sahadat Hossain. Prospects and Constraints for Designing a Sustainable ‘T-Shirt’: A Life Cycle Analysis. Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2015; 3(2):36-41. doi: 10.12691/aees-3-2-2


Nowadays sustainable or green product is using as a ‘fashion word’ in almost all economic and business related fields. Although sustainability of a product is a complex multifunctional approach and interlinked with social, cultural, political, technological, gender and environmental aspects but in most cases it only focuses on raw materials. The aim of this review paper was to speculate the sustainability of a cotton made ‘T-Shirt’, a textile commodity by using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) tool. The input-output based analysis of its most significant indicators water, energy, land and labor are illustrating the proximity of adverse impacts on our ecosystem and human health during its whole life-time. This depth investigation would be helpful to understand the possible sources of emissions and discharges, potential impacts along with requisite measures and regulations for designing a sustainable ‘T-Shirt’ or a textile commodity.

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