InSight • Beyond the Trends
Fall Winter 2024
In 2021, UPW took an important step in its attempt to control carbon emissions and launched its carbon footprint verification project. The main objective of this
project was to acquire a comprehensive understanding of carbon emissions produced by textile yarns throughout their lifecycle, “from cradle to grave”.
The goal was to obtain carbon footprint certification and labelling for 10 core yarns in 2022. UPW achieved carbon neutrality for six of its main yarns listed below
and received third prize in the “Pursuer of Excellence in Sustainability” award, setting the standard for the carbon neutrality requirements approved by the Chinese
Association for Science and Technology.
UPW’s vision and commitments for zero-carbon emissions
2024 – reduce carbon emissions by 20% in comparison with 2020.
2030 – verification of the carbon footprintof 100% of the staple yarns, reducing carbon emissions by 40% in comparison with 2020.
2035 – The LCA of core yarns will be carbon- neutral from cradle to grave, and carbon emissions will be reduced by 60% in comparison with 2020.
2044 – The LCA of core yarns will be carbon- neutral from cradle to grave, and carbon emissions will be reduced by 80% in comparison with 2020.
Cashmere Pure :2/26 Nm, 100% Cashmere
New England+ : 2/17.5 Nm, 100% RWS Extrafine Merino Wool
Shepherd+ : 1/14 Nm & 2/14 Nm, 80% RWS Wool, 20% Recycled Nylon
Supreme+ : 1/14 Nm & 2/14 Nm, 80% RWS Extrafine Merino Wool, 20% Recycled Nylon
Mirage ECO : 2/34 Nm, 55% RWS Extrafine Merino Wool, 45% Cotton
Nouvelle ECO : 2/32 Nm, 5% Cashmere, 95% Organic Cotton