Life cycle. Life cycle assessment.

How much do you impact?

Scientific approach

We have been in the industry for many years and during this journey we have encountered many contradictions and policies that are not exactly virtuous.

Is it possible that mitigating our footprint and making it more neutral is so difficult? For us, the answer is no; we can and must do more.
For us, the answer is no; we can and must do more.

For this reason, we have started to analyze the processes we use to create our fabrics and finished garments. analyse processes with which we produce our fabrics and finished garments. 

We have excluded crop data, which we cannot verify at the moment and we have concentrated on all the processing phases under our control: from the creation of the yarn skeins to the sale.

Asking for data, relating it and building our life cycle assessment, it was clear from the outset that small choices can generate big savings.

To measure our environmental footprint, we traced the life cycle of a representative sample of circa 240 kg di cotone Supima®, from which we extrapolated unit values for each produced garment.

The monitored processes include:
  • transportation;
  • spinning;
  • carding;
  • yarn dyeing;
  • knitting;
  • finishing;
  • garment making (interesting datas);
  • packaging.

Comparing data

After obtaining data on our processes, we compared two different garments: a hoodie made with dyed yarn and the same garment made with raw fabric following La Methode's process.

We then summarized the data collected into three macro indices that represent:
  • water consumption
  • carbon dioxide emissions
  • general chemical consumption
Thanks to these initial data, we began to think about how small choices can make a significant contribution.
Each reported data was measured directly by our team and thanks to the exchange of information with the companies involved in the production chain.

Hoodie made with dyed knit fabric

63 liters
Amount of water needed to produce a single hoodie
360 kg
Carbon dioxide emissions generated by the processes
1 kg
Of chemicals applied per 300-gram garment
* crop-related processes are not included.

Hoodie made with raw knit fabric

11 liters
Amount of water needed to produce a single hoodie
0,9 kg
Carbon dioxide emissions generated by the processes
0,15 kg
Of chemicals applied per 300-gram garment

From Life Cycle Assessment to DNA

Paying attention to these aspects is part of La Methode's DNA, but what really makes a difference is the choice of how much to produce:
producing only the necessary garments, repairing them as much as possible, and choosing to use quality raw materials through local supply chains is the first step towards profound change.

Research can also contribute to saving resources:
we are currently experimenting with natural dyes and other innovative finishes that reduce water consumption by 90% compared to finished garments with unbleached fabrics.

Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.
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Agenda 2030, our objectives

Selected indicators

La Methode has chosen to contribute to the monitoring of some critical factors highlighted by the UN's 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

Our project and research are focused on improving indicators that we consider significant and that we can directly act on.
We ensure that there is no discrimination throughout the development chain of our articles, we promoteintegration and we firmly believe in the value of multidisciplinarity and multiculturalism.
Changing the way we produce and proposing a different way of purchasing, consciously choosing where and how to invest our money, is the goal of the La Methode project.
Every person working on the La Methode project lives in a healthy social context, which we constantly monitor and document.
Acting deeply on production processes processes and on the company's choices we make, to be an example and territorial stimulus for improvement.

We can always do better.

All the waste from the packaging is recovered and will be processed to be brought back to yarn.
La Methode, a project by Produce Sinapsi.
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