New Study Explores Potential Energy Savings for Textile Industry

A new study from the Outdoor Industry Association’s Climate Action Corps outlines opportunities where apparel and textile companies can save money and reduce supply chain emissions by switching to electric heat.

The study was commissioned by Patagonia, Burton, New Balance, REI Co-op and Gore’s Fabric Division, and is the latest in a series of steps the outdoor industry is taking to mitigate the impact of the climate crisis, according to the OIA.

The main findings of the study show that shifting to industrial heat pumps can lead to substantial energy reductions, reduced carbon emissions and lower costs compared to conventional heating systems.