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Industrial safety - 3 min read - 15 December 2022

Calculate your positive impact when choosing sustainable FR workwear fabrics: meet the Eco-Fabrics Footprint Calculator

Create a positive impact with more sustainable FR workwear fabrics

Workwear that meets the sustainability goals of your organisation: it’s a common goal for many Health & Safety and Sustainability managers. To establish whether your more sustainable future workwear can meet these corporate sustainability goals, you first need to calculate the environmental impact of your protective or regular workwear. And we know that’s not always an easy process…

How do you go about calculating your footprint reduction or comparing apples to apples in the area of sustainable workwear fabrics? We’ve created the solution: meet our brand-new Eco-Fabrics Footprint Calculator! Now, you can easily calculate the environmental impact of your sustainable workwear.

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The biggest sustainable impact is at fabric level

With the fabric being the main element of a garment, the feasibility of a better environmental impact lies in the fabric choices you make, and how much sustainable content, such as sustainable fibres, they contain. To improve your environmental impact even more, you can also look at more environmental friendly garment manufacturing, local production of your safety garment, more sustainable garment packaging etc.

As industries across the globe search for ways to improve their ecological footprint, you may be wondering what sustainable fabric options are available. When it comes to workwear, sustainable innovations have become commonplace. In the flame-resistant market, sustainable FR fabrics are being introduced - which means sustainable fabrics now available to any industry.

But when the fabric is the most essential factor towards achieving a better ecological footprint with your workwear, how does that translate to clear data demonstrating the better impact of your footprint?

How to seamlessly calculate your environmental footprint

Many companies are looking for ways to calculate the environmental footprint of their workwear fabrics, but up until now, that hasn’t been a walk in the park. We’ve listened to the need for easily calculating the eco-footprint and developed the Eco-Fabrics Footprint Calculator. With this calculator, you can instantly calculate your footprint when choosing more sustainable options in inherent FR fabrics, FR-treated fabrics or workwear fabrics.

Just select the number of garments or fabric metres, and the type of sustainable fabrics you aim to use. The calculator will then provide you with exact figures on sustainable content usage, as well as water and CO2 reductions, based on your selection. Its as simple as that!

Establishment of the data

The calculation model of the Eco-Fabrics Footprint Calculator is based on EPD® data for each sustainable fabric that’s available in the calculator. An EPD® (Environmental Product Declaration document) – also referred to as a Type III Declaration – is an independently verified and registered document according to ISO 14025 which provides transparent and comparable information about the environmental performance of a product. For example, it includes the impacts associated with the production, such as raw material acquisition, energy use and efficiency, the content of materials and chemical substances, emissions to air, soil and water and waste generation.

When using the Eco-Fabrics Footprint Calculator, you will get a calculation of your workwear fabrics’ eco-footprint which is a saving expressed between using an Ecogreen fabric compared to a more traditional fabric from our portfolio.

It’s as simple as that?

Now you may ask: if it’s that easy, how come it wasn’t available before? The Eco-Fabrics Footprint Calculator might sound like a simple solution, but it took us months to develop. It was essential to take the time to speak with Health & Safety and Sustainability managers and partners from the value chain. Once we found out their needs, we combined it with the knowledge of product management, sales and a team of UX designers and developers. Once we brought all this together, we were able to develop this straightforward calculator, which we will continue to optimise.

Try it yourself: calculate the positive impact of your future workwear fabric

We’ve created this Eco-Fabrics Footprint Calculator especially for the Industrial Safety and Workwear markets. Try the calculator for yourself and receive a clear overview of the environmental impact of your sustainable workwear fabrics and how it contributes to your company’s sustainability goals. Click here to check out the Eco-Fabrics Footprint Calculator today.

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Receive an instant calculation of your FR workwear fabrics' eco-footprint

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