• Does Use Matter? Comparison of Environmental Impacts of Clothing Based on Fiber Type 

      Laitala, Kirsi; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Henry, Beverley (Sustainability;Volume 10, Issue 7, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-07)
      Several tools have been developed to compare the environmental impact of textiles. The most widely used are Higg Materials Sustainability Index (MSI) and MADE-BY Fiber Benchmark. They use data from production to evaluate ...
    • Global laundering practices – Alternatives to machine washing 

      Laitala, Kirsi; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Henry, Beverley (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      This article discusses laundering practices around the world including alternative methods such as washing by hand, airing, steaming, and dry-cleaning. These methods, which have received little attention in research, are ...
    • Microfibres from apparel and home textiles: Prospects for including microplastics in environmental sustainability assessment 

      Henry, Beverley; Laitala, Kirsi; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad (Science of the Total Environment;Volume 652, 20 February 2019, Journal article; Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-10-12)
      Textiles release fibres to the environment during production, use, and at end-of-life disposal. Approximately two-thirds of all textile items are now synthetic, dominated by petroleum-based organic polymers such as polyester, ...
    • Microplastic pollution from textiles: A literature review 

      Henry, Beverley; Laitala, Kirsi; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad (Project report No 1-2018, Rapport, 2018)
      The objective of this report is to give an overview of the current state of knowledge concerning microplastic pollution. We focus on microplastic fibres (microfibres) from textiles. The review is a part of a larger work ...
    • Use phase of apparel 

      Laitala, Kirsi; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Henry, Beverley (Professional report No. 6-2017, Rapport, 2017)
      This report presents a literature review of clothing use phase. The purpose is to support improved methodological development for accounting for the use phase in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of apparel. All relevant textile ...
    • Use phase of wool apparel: a literature review for improving LCA 

      Laitala, Kirsi; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Henry, Beverley (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      This paper presents results from a literature review on use phase of clothing with focus on wool. The aim of the review is to study if there is empirical grounding for assuming that the use phase is different for clothes ...