Wool Life Cycle Assessment References List

Here is an overview of great scientific papers and fact sheets providing information related to wool’s Life Cycle Assessment.

 

Use and Reuse phase

Laitala, Kirsi; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Henry, Beverley (2018): Does Use Matter? Comparison of Environmental Impacts of Clothing Based on Fiber Type. Source: https://oda.hioa.no/en/item/does-use-matter-comparison-of-environmental-impacts-of-clothing-based-on-fiber-type

Laitala, Kirsi; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad (2017): Clothing Reuse: The Potential in Informal Exchange

https://oda.hioa.no/en/item/clothing-reuse-the-potential-in-informal-exchange

Laitala, Kirsi; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Henry, Beverley (2017): Use phase of wool apparel: a literature review for improving LCA. Source: https://oda.hioa.no/en/item/use-phase-of-wool-apparel-a-literature-review-for-improving-lca

Care and Production of Clothing in Norwegian Homes: Environmental Implications of Mending and Making Practices: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327044692_Care_and_Production_of_Clothing_in_Norwegian_Homes_Environmental_Implications_of_Mending_and_Making_Practices

Russell SJ, Ireland A (2016) “Review of Wool Recycling and Reuse”, In: Fangueiro R; Rana S (eds.) Natural Fibres: Advances in Science and Technology Towards Industrial Applications. 12. RILEM Book Series. Dordrecht: Springer. 415-428

https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-94-017-7515-1_33

Microfibres

Microfibres from apparel and home textiles: Prospects for including microplastics in environmental sustainability assessment

https://reader.elsevier.com/reader/sd/pii/S004896971834049X?token=6D80636FE67D93A463DDE59ECD9AFE16D87C34AAD0E66D0DD6556C6DB4DEFFCE39047FF36969C5A72AFF8D3CAB3A7E0A

 

Life Cycle Assessment

International Wool Textile Organisation Wool LCA Technical Advisory Group (2016): Guidelines for conducting a life cycle assessment of the environmental performance of textiles. Source: https://www.iwto.org/sites/default/files/files/iwto_resource/file/IWTO%20Guidelines%20for%20Wool%20LCA.pdf

Stephen G. Wiedemann, Stewart F. Ledgard, Beverley K. Henry, Ming-Jia Yan, Ningtao Mao, Stephen J. Russell (2015): Application of life cycle assessment to sheep production systems: investigating co-production of wool and meat using case studies from major global producers. Source: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11367-015-0849-z

Wiedemann S., Yan, M-J, Henry, B.K, Murphy CM 2016, ‘Resource use and greenhouse gas emissions from three wool production regions in Australia’, Journal of Cleaner Production, 122, 121-132. Source: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959652616001700

Henry BK, Russell SJ, Ledgard SF, Gollnow S, Wiedemann SG, Nebel B, Maslen D, Swan P (2015) “LCA of wool textiles and clothing”, In: Handbook of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Textiles and Clothing. 217-254

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780081001691000101?via%3Dihub

Discussion Paper: Analysis of Data and Methods applied in the SAC MSI and Associated Tools (Summary)

https://www.iwto.org/sites/default/files/files/iwto_resource/file/Summary%20-%20SAC%20MSI%20Method%20Review.pdf

Discussion Paper: Analysis of Data and Methods applied in the SAC MSI and Associated Tools

https://www.iwto.org/sites/default/files/files/iwto_resource/file/SAC%20MSI%20Method%20Review_Integrity%20AG.pdf

 

Fact Sheets published by IWTO

Wool LCA factsheet: https://www.iwto.org/sites/default/files/files/iwto_resource/file/Wool%20Life%20Cycle%20Assessment.pdf

Wool use phase: https://www.iwto.org/sites/default/files/files/iwto_resource/file/Wool%27s%20Use%20Phases.pdf

Wool Carbon Cycle: https://www.iwto.org/sites/default/files/files/iwto_resource/file/Wool%20and%20the%20Carbon%20Cycle.pdf

Recycling and Wool: https://www.iwto.org/sites/default/files/files/iwto_resource/file/Recycling%20and%20Wool.pdf

Wool in Marine Environments: https://www.iwto.org/sites/default/files/files/iwto_resource/file/Wool%20in%20marine%20environments.pdf

Assessing Wool’s Environmental Performance: https://www.iwto.org/sites/default/files/files/iwto_resource/file/Assessing%20Wool%27s%20Environmental%20Performance.pdf

Wool is Biodegradable: https://www.iwto.org/sites/default/files/files/iwto_resource/file/Wool%20is%20Biodegradable.pdf

Wool Notes: https://www.iwto.org/sites/default/files/files/iwto_resource/file/20181108_IWTO_Wool%20Notes_V4-Interactive_Low%20Rez%20-%20Copy.pdf