TEXAID joins the World Apparel and Footwear Lifecycle Assessment Database (WALDB)
TEXAID is becoming a partner of the World Apparel and Footwear Lifecycle Assessment Database (WALDB) in order to facilitate the delivery of robust data for building sustainable processes and structures in the fashion industry.
WALDB is a global initiative founded by Quantis, a leading provider of sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) expertise. WALDB partners are leading companies in the textile industry. They work together to collect comprehensive datasets based on their primary data and on existing data from scientific studies.
Identification of environmental hotspots
The datasets are continuously expanded according to the needs of the partners, and are published annually. They consist of figures and information about the supply chains for the materials wool, cotton and leather, or for apparel such as shirts, pullovers, trousers and shoes, for example. The initiative enables apparel and footwear companies to identify environmental hotspots along their value chain. It also aims to help quantify the benefits of improvement and reduction measures, and to benchmark individual footprints compared with the industry average.
To find out more about Quantis and WALDB, please visit www.quantis-intl.com/waldb