Cradle-to-gate is a term used to describe the one-way, linear material flows that exist in industrialised societies.
Cradle to grave is a term used to describe the one-way, linear material flows (out and input) that exist in industrialised societies (see life cycle assessment LCA).
Gabi is a Life-cycle assessment tool for modelling social, environmental, and economic impacts of products and systems attributed to material flows and processes.
Sustainable fibres is a group of textile fibres that is even more interesting than biodegradability is the concept of ‘sustainability’. By definition, sustainable living is taking no more potentially renewable resources from the natural world than can be replenished and not overloading the capacity of the environment to cleanse and renew itself by natural processes.
The Higg index 1.0 is a suite of sustainable assessment tools developed by SAC organiSation released first time in 2012 and is primarily an indicator-based assessment tool for apparel and footwear products.