Here at COS, we’re constantly seeking innovative solutions to guide the way we create our collections.
One of our solutions is using a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). Through this tried-and-tested method, we’re able to analyse our production processes to make informed changes and measure our journey towards our sustainability ambitions.
A Life Cycle Assessment measures the water, energy and greenhouse gas emissions used to create a product by tracing its journey, from the raw material extraction to the end of the production process, The results are calculated using the latest technology and verified by an independent panel of LCA experts.
For these results, we used three different styles as a benchmark from our 2016, 2017 and 2018 collections. The styles varied so we could measure different aspects of the design, such as the dyeing methods used to colour the T-shirts.