A variety of Tarkine’s products display the EarthPositive logo. EarthPositive represents low carbon footprint apparel.
Tarkine apparel with the EarthPositive logo is 100% organic with 90% Reduced CO2.
The carbon footprint was calculated in accordance with BSI PAS2050 methodology, and certified by the Carbon Trust Certifications.
The 90% reduction has been achieved by a combination of low-impact organic farming, efficiency in manufacturing and transportation, and the use of renewable energy instead of fossil fuel-based grid electricity.
It has been calculated that a single EarthPositive T-shirt saves around 7 kilograms of CO2, whereas a hooded sweatshirt saves up to 28 kgs of greenhouse gases. These are actual reductions achieved in the manufacturing, without any carbon offsetting.
Carbon Foot printing
The Carbon Footprint of a product is the total amount of CO2 and other greenhouse gases emitted as part of a product's manufacturing, distribution, use and disposal. Greenhouse gases (GHGs) are so called because they trap heat in the Earth's atmosphere and keep the planet warm. The main gases are carbon dioxide (CO2), methane and nitrous oxide.
Tarkine works closely with Continental Clothing Co. In January 2008, they became the first apparel company in the world to calculate the carbon footprint and place the Carbon Reduction Label on textile products.