Levi Strauss & Co jeans LCA

Posted by anais.radelli
Type: 
Full LCA available on the web
Comparative: 
no
Publication year: 
2014
Language: 
English
Code: 
Clothing/Textile
Product: 
Jeans (Levi’s 501 jeans, Levi’s Women jeans, Dockers Signature Khakis)
Quality and sources
Is the study a: 
Detailed LCA
Was a critical review performed?: 
Yes
Is the study compliant with ISO 14044?: 
Yes
Sponsor name(s): 
CERES
Practitioner(s): 
Industrial Ecology Consultants
Practitioner(s): 
Levi Strauss & Co
Practitioner(s) type: 
Consultant
Summary
Functional unit: 
Levi's 501 jeans & other core Levi Strauss & co products
Goal and scope of the summary: 
From cradle to grave: cotton production, fabric production, garment manufacturing, packaging, sundries, transportation and distribution, consumer care, end of life. Multiple consumer markets: USA, UK, France, China. Primary data sources: Levi Strauss & co, 11 supplier factories and 6 fabric mills. Follow the LCA categories of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition's Product Category Rule Guidance.

Reviews and more information can be found at:

http://www.uvm.edu/~shali/Levi.pdf 
http://levistrauss.com/sustainability/planet/#intro 

Material impact(s): 
Water consumption
Raw material impact level: 
High
Manufacturing impact(s): 
Global warming
Manufacturing impact level: 
Medium
Shipping impact(s): 
Smog
Shipping impact level: 
Low
Usage impact(s): 
Water consumption
Usage impact level: 
High
End of life impact level: 
Low


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