Chendan Yan of the World Resources Institute says that many global businesses are taking steps against the rise in carbon pollution in a co-authored paper to direct the textile industry against rising carbon emissions. Some set goals and seek to accomplish them very difficultly.
In Yan, brands often outsource manufacturing to companies in other countries is the biggest challenge that industry is facing. We rely on raw materials from others, which render calculating and reducing carbon emissions difficult.
So many of these brands train their suppliers and engage them. Levi-Strauss, for example , helps its vendors get low-interest loans for clean energy projects or for performance programs. Yet Adidas helps consumers move from solar and biomass to fossil fuels. When more manufacturers get interested, Yan claims it would help reduce carbon emissions in the industry.