Responsible Production and Consumption 

This is a second-hand shop.

What’s the impact: A new cotton t-shirt costs 3.9 MJ of energy and has an eco-footprint of 5.4 m2. (1) &(2) 

Parameter applicable for: Shops

A t-shirt weighs around 0.15 kg (1). The production of a new cotton t-shirt uses as much as 3.9 MJ of energy, produces 0.9 g of CO2 and has an ecological footprint of 5.4 m (2)


(1) Ramp T-Shirts. 2022. How much does a t shirt weigh?. [online] Available here

(2) Cherrett, N., Barrett, J., Clemett, A., Chadwick, M. and Chadwick, M., 2005. Ecological Footprint and Water Analysis of Cotton, Hemp and Polyester. Report prepared for and reviewed by BioRegional Development Group and World Wide Fund for Nature – Cymru. [online] Stockholm Environment Institute. Available here.