Blue jeans’ water footprint is of concern: USC Dornsife

Davida Erdahl

Blue denims go away a large drinking water footprint, from cotton industry to shop rack, according to a research carried out at USC University of Southern California. Worryingly, amenities associated in denim production are, numerous times, positioned in “hot spots”- drinking water-scarce areas this sort of as locations of India, Pakistan, Mexico and China, and components of California, it uncovered.

Even if they not often see the inside of of a laundromat, blue denims have just one of the premier drinking water footprints of any clothing content. Cotton by character needs a whole lot of drinking water, and the cotton made use of to make denim often grows in some of the world’s driest locations, the research, carried out by Robert Vos, assistant professor (training) of spatial sciences at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, stated.

Dependent on the provide chain, amenities associated in denim production may

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