Clothing, Textiles & Garment Life Cycle Analysis

Update: I will be focus on a Leg Avenue brand of hosiery. I decided to focus on the clothing/textiles/garment industry as the research subject for the rest of the semester. It holds a certain power for me as my maternal lineage consists of tailors, seamstresses, and shoemakers. A common history for Ashkenazim who fled Eastern Europe, my great grandparents settled in the Lower East Side where my great grandmother was a garment industry worker at the notorious Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. As someone who rarely buys “new” clothing (my wardrobe has... Read The Rest →

Product Life Cycle Analysis: Flat Panel Display Monitors

“Human health and ecological toxicity potentials due to heavy metal content in waste electronic devices with flat panel displays” Journal of Hazardous Materials What were the system boundaries chosen by the authors of the study? What life cycle stage had the greatest impact? This study focused specifically on CRTs and LCDs, as used for computer desktop displays. These devices are known for their heavy metal components which eventually turn into gas and are deposited into the water. Apparently what turns into ash then leaches into the water, so inevitably all... Read The Rest →